Throwing Day Class - Weekends (Saturday or Sunday)


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Throwing Day Class (Saturday or Sunday)

Welcome to our ever-popular throwing day workshop!

About this class

This class teaches you the preliminary skills to throw pots on a pottery wheel.

On this one-day workshop, in a small class, you will work on your own pottery wheel to shape clay, with demonstrations by our pottery teacher teacher, who will guide you to learn throwing techniques, and make some small pots.

Learning Outcomes

You will develop skills to throw small pots on a pottery wheel, including:

- handling your clay

- your pottery tools

- centering and pulling a pot on your wheel

- shaping techniques

- taking your pot off your wheel

- taking care of your wheel station

You may take as many of your pots home with you as you like (please note the pots will airdry over a few days and may then be used for display - they will not be glazed or watertight). Please bring small boxes (like Tupperware or cardboard) to bring your creations home with you. 

You will also be able to recycle the clay in these pieces at home if you want to make something new and we will send you links to our tutorials with suggestions of what to make and how to decorate your pieces, at no extra cost.  

If you would like to have your pot glazed you might like to book into one of our 2-hour Glazing Workshops and learn the basics of glazing techniques. In that case we will keep one pot from your workshop for you to glaze, and you may still take the other unfired and unglazed pots home with you. Please book Glazing Workshop at the time of booking. 

We really hope you will enjoy your time on the wheel as much as we enjoy teaching it, and hope to see you soon in our School of Pottery!

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

Throwing Day Cost: €145

Add Glazing Workshop for €75

Where and What Time: This workshop runs for a full day in our light-filled Arran Street East studio in the heart of the Dublin Fruit and Vegetable Markets area. Eircode: D07 K744 google map. Lunch is from around 1pm to 2pm and there are several lovely places nearby for you to buy lunch if you wish, for example:

Brother Hubbard


Fegans 1924



When will my pot be ready for the Glazing Workshop

Please allow at least 4 weeks between your Throwdown Workshop and booking the Glazing Workshop as we will need to bisque-fire your pot for you prior to it being glazed. Please sign your pot as instructed by the teacher. Please note - sometimes, not often, pieces don’t survive firing in the kiln and they get damaged - this is beyond any potter’s control. Should this happen to your pot we will supply you with a blank pot which you may glaze at the workshop.

What should I wear/bring? 

Your clothes and shoes will get wet and dirty from clay splashes so please wear comfortable clothes that you do not mind getting messy. Please bring your own apron and a hand towel. 

You may take as many of your pots home with you as you like so please bring small boxes (like Tupperware or cardboard) to bring your creations home with you. 

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 on the wheel.

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's the day like? You will be welcomed by your teacher and brought to one of our light-filled classrooms (please let us know if you have mobility issues so we can accommodate you in the downstairs classroom, as some classrooms are accessible by stairs only). Each participant will have access to their own pottery wheel/workstation and tools for the duration of the workshop. We supply all the materials you need, but please bring your own apron and towel so as not together your clothes wet with clay. The workshop ends with a class and equipment tidy up - another important part of the potter's training! 

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.

Is my booking transferrable and what is the cancellation policy? Please check our cancellation policy.

Are there any Health and Safety issues? Please note you will be working on a pottery wheel in a bent position which might put some strain on your neck or back or wrists. Please first consult your doctor if you have had back, neck, wrist or any other injuries. 

Please keep your hair tied up and your nails short. 

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

Thank you!

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