Throw and Turn Weekend Workshop
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The Throw and Turn Workshop
Join us for a weekend-long pottery class where you will be introduced to the techniques of throwing pots and making handles.
During this day-and-a-half long pottery class you'll work on a potters' wheel to shape clay, and try your hand at some throwing techniques, guided by our expert potters, with the aim of making a simple pot of your own by the end of the day. The next day you will learn how to shape, turn and attach a handle.
In a small group we'll help you explore this ancient and meditative craft, and will guide you towards finding out which elements you enjoy most.
This workshop runs from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and 10am – 2pm on Sunday in our lovely Arran Street East studio in the heart of the Dublin Fruit and Vegetable Markets area.
We'll provide all the materials you'll need. All you need to do is pick a date that suits you and look forward to getting started working with clay.
At the end of the day you will have two small pieces you made, that we will fire and glaze for you, and we will contact you when they are ready for collection - usually within 2 months after the class.
Or you can leave your pot with us to be fired, and you can book onto one of our our Glazing Workshops to learn how to glaze your pot yourself.
Want to give The Throwing Workshop as a gift? Find our Course Giftcards here.
Who is this course for?
This course 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. Participants will learn the basics required to make a simple object.
What should I wear/bring?
Wear comfortable clothes that you do not mind getting messy. We have aprons for all.
What's the day like?
You will be welcomed by your teacher and brought to our top floor classroom (no lifts available). Each participant will have access to their own potters' wheel for the duration of the workshop. You will have two tea/coffee breaks and you can get drinks from our coffee shop for special price of €2 per drink. We also have divine pastries! There will be lunch break from 1pm - 2pm. Lunch is not provided. Workshop ends with class and equipment clean up - another important part of potter's training!
When will my pots be available for collection?
You will have 1 pot of your own at the end of the day that we will fire and glaze for you. They will be ready for collection from our studio within 2 months after the class. We will email you when the pots are ready for collection. Alternatively, you can glaze them yourself at one of our Glazing Workshops.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
This course is for people aged 16 and above.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
The nearest Luas Red Line stop is 'Four Courts', 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 in the area is limited, but there are large car parks nearby at Jervis Shopping Centre and beside the Fruit and Vegetable Markets.
Where can I contact you with any questions?
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Your ticket can be used for the dates above, but you can transfer it into someone else's name - just let us know before they attend.
What is the cancellation policy?
Unfortunately, if for any reason you cannot attend the workshop on the date you are booked for, we cannot reschedule it to a new date and there is no refund on classes and workshops. Please make sure that you, or the person you are booking for, can attend before booking a class with us.
If you are unable to attend the workshop you can give your place to your friend or family member. Please email us at least 24 hours before the course with the name of the person attending in your place.
If unforeseen circumstances cause us to cancel the class you will be informed as soon as possible and a full refund will be made. We accept no responsibility for covering travel, hotel or other costs incurred by you.