Specialist Course: the Teapot Making 4-day Course
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NEW Teapot Making Course
We are delighted to announce our Teapot Making 4-day Pottery Course.
This unique programme takes place over 4 Mondays and runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Please note there is no class on Bank Holiday, 25 October.
The course aims to bring aspiring potters, from total beginners to improvers who have had a basic introduction to pottery making on the wheel, through the process of designing and making a ceramic teapot.
Overview of the Course:
Introduction to working with clay, throwing theory and throwing demonstration
Homework: preliminary sketch design for a teapot
Throwing theory – shaping
Review of designs and Teapot components
Throwing practice – Teapot components
Homework: dimensioned sketch of a teapot
Demonstration of Teapot turning and components assembly
Throwing practice: teapot bodies, lids and spouts
Homework: surface decoration research and ideas
Demonstration of teapot turning, components assembly and handle pulling
Turning practice and components assembly
Fettling and surface decoration
During the course students will create three teapot bodies. At the end of the course students will pick 2 teapots to be fired and glazed (the glaze will be picked by our Glazer and will depend on the colours available at the time of glazing). Teapots will be ready for collection approx. 4 weeks after the course ends.
Time: 10am - 4pm, with 1 hour lunch break
Location: Arran Street East, 1 Little Green Street, Dublin 7
Please read our Workshops Covid Measures here. Please get in touch if you have any questions.
Who is this course for?
This pottery class will suit beginners as well as improvers looking for a more challenging project to work on. Participants will learn about pottery theory, throwing, turning and components assembly.
Please note you will be working on a potters' wheel in a bent position which might put a strain on your neck and back. Throwing on a potter's wheel can put a strain on your wrists, too. Please consult your doctor if you’ve had back, neck, wrist or any other injuries.
To reach the classroom you will have to use stairs and there is no lift in the building.
What should I wear/bring?
Wear comfortable clothes that you do not mind getting messy. Please bring your own apron. Keep your hair tied up and your nails short.
Should I wear a mask?
As per HSE and the government's regulations you will be required to wear a mask during the workshop.
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 / workstation and tools / for the duration of the workshop. Workshop ends with class and equipment clean up - another important part of potter's training!
Is lunch provided?
Yes, lunch will be provided.
When will my pots be available for collection?
You will pick 2 teapots at the end of the course that we will fire and glaze for you. They will be ready for collection from our studio within a few weeks after the class. We will email you when they are ready for collection.
Please note: once the teapots are inside the kiln we cannot be held responsible for any damages that happen to them (cracks, explosions, breakages). This unfortunately, is out of our hands and is part of the many difficulties of working with clay.
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.
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?
We ask that you stay at home and do not attend our workshops if you are feeling symptomatic or have been advised by your GP to self-isolate.
If you are unable to attend the workshop you can give your place to your friend or family member. Please email us as soon as you can before the course with the name and contact details of the person attending in your place.
We can only reschedule your date if there is a waiting list and we are able to re-sell your spot.
If we are advised by the Government to postpone the workshops we will resume them as soon as it is possible. All workshops will take place when we are allowed to run them again, and no refunds will be given. We will contact all participants as soon as we can with information on how to re-book their dates.
Where can I contact you with any questions?
You can email us at email@example.com.