SQA certificate and Intermediate Pottery class: Level 2

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The SQA level 2 pottery course takes place over two 10 week terms following one Scottish Qualification Authority dedicated pottery unit and leading to the award of SQA unit Combine techniques. This unit is a double credit so it has the work of two in one.

Level 2 is focused on developing skill in creative thinking, research and experimentation and combines the techniques learned in level 1 leading to new and creative functional or sculptural forms.

You will work with your tutor learning to design and write your own creative brief and use that as your primary inspiration for the duration of the course.

This course builds on all your prior learning. It’s all about getting deeply creative, researching and experimenting new ceramic pathways, and using these to build creative and exciting functional and sculptural work in clay.

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

The complete course is over two terms of 10 weeks each comprising 10 taught weeks and 2 x 3 three-hour self-practice sessions in the studio. Your practice session will be within the 10-week envelope of the course usually towards the end when you are preparing work for final firing and assessment.

Firing costs and certification are included, and we will supply some clay, but most students spread their wings and buy more specialist materials to support their practice. To be eligible for this course you will need to have completed SQA or Intermediate level 1 or be at that level of creative and technical practice.

You are encouraged to work on one theme for the duration of the course. This is a discipline in itself and forces you to be creative.

This course is designed to take you the level you need to be self-practicing as an intermediate ceramicist in any studio.

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