"Learn the Basics!"
Are you keen to make pottery but have no clue where to start?
Are you full of creative ideas but have no idea how to work with clay?
Do you feel anxious about joining classes alongside experienced potters?
Then our pottery hand-building taster course is for you!
During our carefully structured 6-class course we will guide you step by step through 6 projects to teach you the basics of pottery hand-building and decoration techniques.
You will learn the commonly used hand-building methods of pinching, coiling, slab-building, sculpture and slump molds.
You will use brush on glazes, dipping glazes, oxide washes and try the fascinating decoration techniques of sgraffito and majolica.
By the end of the 6 classes you will not only have gained skills and knowledge, you will also have made and decorated several beautiful and unique ceramic items to take home:
- a candle lamp
- a usable mug
- a terracotta plant pot
- 2 embossed dishes
- 4 decorative tiles
- a small animal sculpture
This course can be enjoyed as a standalone toe dip into the wonderful world of pottery or as an entry level introduction to skills you can develop further in our small group classes.
Pottery has the added benefit of being a therapeutic pastime, conducive to a feeling of inner calm and an almost meditative state.
Course times & dates
The course takes place on Saturday mornings from 10.30am to 1pm.
Contact us now for details of the next available course!
Classes are 2½ hours long. The last 15 minutes of each class are to be used to wash and put away all tools, equipment and work surfaces used.
The all-inclusive fee is just €180 per person for the whole course and includes the firing fee for the pieces you make, so there are no additional costs or hidden extras!
The minimum class requirement is 3 students so why not get a couple of friends to book too! There will be a maximum of 6 students in the class and the studio is fully Covid compliant, so masks must be worn at all times.