Adopt a Potter is working towards setting up a ceramics school that will teach a comprehensive skills-based curriculum in the UK. We are proposing that alongside evening classes, masterclasses, and lectures for the public, the school will run a two-year full-time course for 12 students, with each year consisting of three 15-week terms. The emphasis will be on core skills and the use of materials and students will be taught all aspects of design, throwing, glazing, kiln building and firing, alongside traditional hand building and decoration techniques.

We believe that the closure of ceramics departments in higher education and the demise of skills-training, due to cuts in the remaining courses, is threatening the future of studio pottery and the ceramics industry. We believe that many people would welcome an intensive, skills-based ceramics course that will provide students with the skills they need to work as successful independent studio potters or ceramicists.
 
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