WEA Course: Ceramics in Conversation


£28.80 Includes accreditation & materials if applicable

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Additional information

This course is free for those on low income/receive benefits.

This new course is a collaboration between WEA and British Ceramics Biennial.
Do you enjoy making with clay? Would you like to learn more about the many different ways artists use this exciting material? In this online course, tutor Sarah Fraser will share images and films of ceramic art, looking at work being exhibited British Ceramics Biennial. Be inspired by how artists communicate ideas through clay and ceramic processes!
By the end of the course, you will be able to share your thoughts and opinions about different artists’ work. Everyone is welcome on this relaxed course.
This course suits anyone who has worked with clay (in community classes, college or university). Someone who wants to think and talk more about the how, where, and what of ceramic practice.

Course aim

In this sociable course you will build confidence in speaking about present-day ceramics.


19:00-20:30pm, Every Wednesday 26 May – 7 July 2021.

6 sessions for 1.5 hrs per session


Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need to be able to follow links to join our WEA live video learning platform: WEA Zoom. If you’d like to understand more about our video learning platform, Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline and http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • No skills or experience needed


By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Describe making techniques, materials and themes.
  • Find out more about an artist you are interested in.
  • Express your ideas about contemporary ceramics in a friendly group setting.
  • Write a short interpretation about a ceramic artwork.


How will I be taught?

  • The WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas will be used to provide resources or to support lessons, enable assessment, provide learner feedback and for other activities for individuals away from the course. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning


What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions


What else do I need to know?

  • What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec


Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required


What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Join the BCB Studio as a member to continue your own independent creative work with clay.

How to Enrol

Call the WEA on 0300 303 3464 and use the course reference number: C3128438.

Visit the WEA’s website for more information on the course.