Course Overview

with Bryony Burn

Immerse yourself in creativity and broaden your artistic and technical processes on one of our new Summer Courses. Be taught by experienced arts practitioners in a real art school environment, meet like-minded people and delight in Hereford and its rural surroundings.

Your course

This aim of this course is to provide you with the opportunity to access the college’s entire Ceramics workshop. You will be encouraged to freely explore hand building, glazing, extruding, slip casting and plaster work. A Tuesday visit to the National Trust’s Berrington Hall will provide you with inspiration to inform and develop your work during the course. A hand’s on opportunity will be provided to experience throwing by the course’s guest practitioner. With plenty of workshop time to create your own work, supported and informed by your course tutor the week will allow you to broaden your artistic and technical processes, finishing with individual tutor feedback.

As well as developing your creative practice, the course allows you to meet and socialise with like-minded people over lunch and coffee. An optional supper is offered on the Wednesday evening to encourage further conversation. For those visiting the area, our information provided on arrival will help you enjoy your evenings in Herefordshire.

About Bryony

Bryony graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1996 and currently divides her time between making her own work, designing for production and running classes and workshops. Bryony’s slab built vases are inspired by natural patterns along with 1950's textiles and wallpapers. Bryony sells her work through many leading British galleries including the Northern Lights Gallery and Gowan Gallery.

  • Taught by an experienced arts practitioner
  • Experience a real Art School environment
  • Local external visits may be offered as appropirate to the course. 
  • Course specific guest speaker or practitioner
  • Access to the College’s arts library
  • Individual tutor feedback
  • Small class size - limited to 10 per course
  • Lunch, tea and coffee provided
  • Parking is available on both our campuses
  • Hereford train station is within a 15 minute walk of both campuses
  • Non Residential and Residential option (we do not provide accommodation, but can provide a suggested list of local Hotels & Bed & Breakfast or please visit Eat Sleep Live Herefordshire for further options)
  • Information provided to help you enjoy your evenings in Herefordshire from the theatre to local restaurants, points of interest and short walks



A hidden hotspot for creativity and culture, Herefordshire boasts something for everyone. Steeped in tradition, its rural setting provides a breath-taking back drop to discover and explore.

At its heart lies the cathedral City of Hereford, home to the Mappa-Mundi, chained library and Courtyard theatre. Rich with independent shops and eateries nestled alongside high street names.  Further afield you will find Herefordshire’s market towns, such as Hay on Wye, famous for its Literary Festival and Bromyard, home to the boutique, independent arts and music festival Nozstock.

With a river and its close proximity to the Brecon Beacons and Malvern Hills, the county provides a perfect base for those keen on walking, cycling or messing about on the water.  Famous for cider, there are many orchards, pubs and artisan cider makers.

Herefordshire has no boundaries, when it comes to age. You can spend your days relaxing by the river, taking in a gallery, tucking into an award winning burger with The Beefy Boys or riding your board at Herefords Skate Park.