SQA Certificate and Intermediate Pottery class: Level 1

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The SQA level 1 pottery course takes place over two 12 week terms following two Scottish Qualification Authority dedicated pottery units and leading to the award of SQA units Introduction to Hand Building and Introduction to the Wheel.

The course is focused on developing a solid foundation in the pottery fundamentals. You will build on and refine the techniques and creative approaches learned in Foundation levels 1 and 2 or equivalent with another studio.

By this time, you will have a solid grounding in the technical and creative approaches to practice.

The course is underpinned by learning the design process and using it to research, develop, design and create new work.

You will follow a design brief or briefs focused on discreet themes and outcomes. You will learn to design and build your own functional or sculptural forms in clay integrating the design process with a range of taught pottery techniques to ideate and make your own ware.

The complete course is over two terms of 12 weeks each comprising 12 taught weeks and 2 x 3 three-hour self-practice sessions in the studio Your practice session will be within the 12-week envelope of the course usually towards the end when you are preparing work for final firing and assessment.

Each term costs £395 with materials, firing costs and certification included.

To be eligible for SQA or Intermediate Level 1 you must have completed our Foundation courses to level 2 with recommendation from your tutor or be at that level of practice.

NB: You can take the units one term at a time and you can take only one term if you want to.


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