This term we opened our new Ceramics Studio, with Miss Sattar taking the lead in the room as our expert Ceramics Teacher (she has a master’s degree in it and everything!).

The sessions which Miss Sattar leads introduces our young people to a variety of ceramic processes (not just making cups and bowls!) and develops their understanding on how to work with clay and the tools required to produce high-quality ceramic products.

This includes ‘ceramics specific’ techniques such as:

  • Design process using a sketchbook
  • How to soften and mould clay – and then dry or fire it
  • Use of hand-building techniques
  • Use of finishing tools

The sessions also include transferrable skills such as:

  • Creativity and experimentation
  • Time management and the ability to work to deadlines
  • Communication skills
  • Mapping out / sequencing instructions
  • Attention to detail
  • A good understanding of health and safety procedures

Here are some snapshots of the excellent work being undertaken in there…