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This course is a great opportunity to investigate pattern, texture, imagery and decoration and create wonderful decorative pieces.

fine art pottery
Investigate pattern, texture and decoration.

Research, design and create your own collection of ceramics!

Ceramics experience is not necessary to participate in this exciting and creative course!

It is a great opportunity to investigate pattern, texture, imagery and decoration and create wonderful decorative pieces.

You will start with exploratory drawing on location in Nottingham to create source material to work from. There will be sessions on print and image making, and the opportunity to transfer your designs on to ceramics using a digital decal printer. You will use a range of clay bodies to develop your hand-building skills and surface decoration techniques.

Workshops will introduce you to aspects of contemporary ceramic design practice through material processes, techniques and relevant skills relating to drawing and the application of colour.

On the final day of the course you will present your ceramics collection along with your concept development, research and 2D design work.

You should have the required English language skills.

The course will include visits off-campus to exhibitions and you will engage with the local creative community to help you find inspiration!

Ceramics Summer School
Produce innovative ceramics whilst exploring form, pattern and texture.

Course Details

Location: City Campus

Starting: 19 July 2021

Course Duration: Two weeks

Credits: 10 UK / 5 ECTS


Early bird discount applies to students who pay their tuition fee before 31st March 2019:

Early bird discount fee

Standard fee



If you are interested in booking as a group of 10 or more, please contact us for more information and package prices.

Application deadline 1st June 2019

Fees include:

  • Full social and evening events programme, supported by NTU student buddies
  • At least one weekend visit to one UK city or other attraction (maximum of three trips available for those on the four-week programme)
  • NEW for 2019 - English Conversation Cafe
  • NEW for 2019 - An end of course ‘Summer School Showcase’ at which student work is exhibited to NTU students, staff and summer school students
  • Access to NTU’s Global Lounges and services, including a free international lunch and week-day refreshments
  • An Employability / Alumni session
  • A GSS T-shirt
  • Certificate of completion and a transcript of results

How to Book

Please download and complete the application form, and email it to the Global Summer School team:


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