Summer 4 Mornings Course: Stoneware Bird House and Plant Pot


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Summer 4 Mornings: Stoneware Bird House and Plant Pot

About the Course

Stoneware clay has been used for centuries to make pottery pieces that are useful and which complement the outdoors and natural worlds. This course will teach you how to make pieces by hand, which will house little homes for birds and your small plants.

Over the course of 4 x 2-hour sessions you will learn to make these different functional pieces using a slabs and cutting and shaping tools.

We will ask you to select two of your favourite pieces that you make in the class, and we will fire and glaze them for you, and contact you when they are ready for collection - usually within a few weeks after the class. Or you can book onto one of our Glazing Workshops to learn the basics of glazing technique and to glaze your own pieces.

Dates: Monday - Thursday

4, 5, 6, 7 July

11, 12, 13, 14 July

Where: This workshop runs from 10 - 12  in our lovely Arran Street East studio in the heart of the Dublin Fruit and Vegetable Markets area. Eircode: D07 K744; Google map.

Cost: €250

If you would like to give this Workshop as a gift please look at our Gift Cards options here.


Who is this course for? This pottery workshop will suit beginners looking for an introduction to working with clay, or those who have worked with clay before and would like a simple refresher or time to make some new pieces.

Is there an age limit for the Workshop? This course is generally for people aged 18 and above. A teenager over 15 may attend if they are accompanied by an adult. Please let us know in advance. 

What are my transport/parking options getting to the workshop? The nearest Luas Red Line stop is 'Four Courts', (a five minute walk away) and many bus routes service Stop 1479 on Ormond Quay, at the junction with Capel Street. You'll also find a Dublin Bikes stand at each of these locations. Due to our City Centre location, on-street parking immediately outside the building is limited, but there is pay and display in the general area, and there are large car parks nearby at Jervis Shopping Centre and beside the Fruit and Vegetable Markets.

What does the course entail? You will be welcomed by your teacher and brought to your classroom. Each participant will have access to their own pottery tools for the duration of the workshop. We supply all the materials you need. Each workshop ends with a class and equipment tidy up - another important part of the potter's training! 

What should I wear/bring? Please wear comfortable clothes that you do not mind getting messy. Please bring your own apron.

Should I wear a mask? As per the government's regulations you will be required to wear a mask during the workshop. 

Are there any Health and Safety issues?  Please keep your hair tied up and your nails short. 

When will my pots be available for collection? We will ask you to select your favourite 2 pieces that you made throughout the course, and we will fire them for you, and contact you when they are ready for collection - usually within a few weeks after the class. Or you may glaze them yourself at one of our Glazing Workshops.

You will make other pots during the course, which you are welcome to bring home to airdry if you like. Please bring your own wrapping (bubble wrap, tissue paper, small carboard box, etc) if you would like to do this. Please note these pieces can be used for display only and are not watertight. You can recycle the clay in these pieces if you want to make something else or use our At Home Clay Kit if you would like to learn some handbuilding techniques.

COVID19 Protocols  In line with the government's easing of restrictions please read our Workshops Covid Measures here. Please get in touch if you have any questions. 

What if I have COVID symptoms on the day of the workshop or have a positive antigen test? Please read our Workshops Covid Measures here. Please get in touch if you have any questions. 

Is my booking transferrable and what is the cancellation policy? You may transfer your booking into someone else's name - please just let us know before they attend.

Where can I contact you with any questions? You can email us at

Thank you!


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