Elementary Throwing (2 HOURS Tuesday or Thursday mornings) in Schull 2023


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About this class

This class teaches you the introductory skills to throw a pot on a pottery wheel.

In a small class guided by our expert potter, you will work on your own pottery wheel to shape clay, learning throwing, centering, and pulling techniques and making pottery pieces which you can take home with you to airdry (please note these pieces can be used for display only and are not watertight).   

Learning Outcomes

You will develop elementary skills required to understand how to throw a pot on a wheel, including:

- handling your clay

- your pottery tools

- centering and pulling a pot on your wheel

- taking your pot off your wheel

- taking care of your wheel station


This is the first skills step on your pottery journey, and if you would like to further expand your knowledge and experience of working with clay we invite you to book onto our one of our Evening Courses.

Where: Arran Street East, Main Street, Schull, West Cork

Time: 10am - 12pm

Cost: €60 / per morning 


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.

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

What is the class like? You will be welcomed by your teacher and brought to a dedicated pottery classroom. 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 you need to bring your own apron and hand towel). The 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 and hand towel. 

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. 

Accommodation: If you are visiting Schull and looking for accommodation, Schull Harbour Hotel offer 10% off their quoted price to anyone doing an Arran Street East course in Schull. Please mention this to the staff at the hotel at the time of booking! www.schullharbourhotel.ie 

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 hello@arranstreeteast.ie.

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