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Potclays Open Day: Clay College - Helping the Next Generation with Lisa Ham...

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Lisa Hammond, founder of Adopt a Potter, will be speaking about the newly opened Clay College at Middleport Pottery, their story to date and plans for the future.

Clay College offers a skills-based, full-time ceramics course taught by potters who make a living through ceramics, something unique in the UK. From September 2017, a two-year full-time course will be run for 14 students, with each year consisting of three 15-week terms. The emphasis will be on core skills and the use of materials. Students will be taught all aspects of design, throwing, glazing, kiln building and firing, alongside traditional hand building and decoration techniques. This will be augmented by modules focusing on business and marketing which will offer students the opportunity to become self-sufficient, developing their own business model to suit their work and sufficiently skilled to join a work force in a production pottery. Alongside the course, they envisage hosting an artist-in-residence and overseas exchange programme, running evening classes, masterclasses, and lectures for the public together with a programme of community engagement to reach young people living in the local area.

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