Whether you’re interested in developing your existing skills in pottery and sculptures or are starting from scratch, this course will teach you the skills and knowledge required to create beautiful and inspiring works of art.

Working with a diverse range of materials and styles, you’ll be taught how to create a range of decorated clay items using traditional hand building techniques. You’ll learn about the principles and theories behind ceramics, explore different techniques and produce your own portfolio of work.

Our course is designed to support those who are interested in expanding their hobbies and interest, or would like to enhance their current understanding and techniques.

Funding and bursaries

Students if you’re aged over 19 you may be eligible for free tuition depending on the course you want to study, your existing qualifications and your financial circumstances. For more information email info@totton.ac.uk or call 023 8087 4874.

Advanced Learner Loans are available for students who are aged 19 or over. Repayments do not begin until the course is completed and you are earning £25,000 or over. Eligible learners will be enrolling on a level 3 or above course and are a UK or EU national. For further information, visit gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan.

Entry requirements

The course is designed for all students with a passion for working with clay and who enjoy 3D modelling.

What will I learn?

Learn the techniques involved in drawing and designing concepts for your ceramic piece

Understand the techniques and principles with decorating ceramic pieces through glazing and firing

Learn how to manipulate and mould the material into your chosen design


You’ll be assessed through a combination of informal discussion and regular assessment based on your portfolio.

Career and Progression

This course is for those who want to improve their ceramic skills as a hobby, or if you want to progress to the Level 2 or Level 3 Art & Design. You’ll get instruction and guidance to extend your experience, and worksheets and examples of previous work will be available to help inspire you for future study.

What our students say

Last year I did a rap/grime set as part of a label launch at The Talking Heads which was a mind-blowing and memorable experience. At Totton College the course is fluid so you can really tailor your learning; I’ve been able to combine performance with music tech.

Tomas Miller

Level 3 Music student at Totton College

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