Applications are now open for the 2019 Clay College Diploma Course

The Clay College offers something quite different from other ceramics courses in the UK – an intensive two-year course which provides a level of skill that will enable graduates to set themselves up as practising potters.

The six intensive 14/15-week terms are packed into two years. You can expect lots of contact time, and highly skilled and internationally known makers are regularly invited in to complement the college’s in-house delivery. You will learn a huge amount and a lot will be expected of you in terms of hard work, commitment and enthusiasm.

The skills taught include making, design and planning, clay and glaze technology, kiln design, building and firing, marketing and promotion.

If you are serious about ceramics, there is certainly no other course in Britain offering what Clay College does. The college’s long-term goal is to change the current system of teaching studio ceramics.


Open days
A great opportunity to have a look around the college and the Middleport site and ask questions relating to the course

Saturday 19 January 12-4pm

Saturday 9 February 12-4pm

Find out more here