Clay Get-Together with friends, colleagues, or classmates - in our studio in Dublin

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A clay get-together with friends, colleagues, or classmates - in person in our studio in Dublin

About

Get together with a bunch of great friends, or your favourite work-pals and discover the age-old skill of working with clay.

Coil, slab, pinch, build and sculpt – there is so much you can do with clay!

This workshop is a great introduction to working with clay using handbuilding techniques, and you will be amazed at what you can make during this 2-hour workshop. Handbuilding is a pottery technique that allows you to create forms with clay, without using a throwing wheel. All you need to get started is clay, tools, your hands and enthusiasm. We’ll supply the clay and tools – you bring your hands and enthusiasm! 

During the class you will learn how to make pottery pieces at your workstation, through coiling, slabbing, pinching, building, or sculpting methods. One of our experienced teachers will guide you through the process, sharing some basic skills with you.

You will make a few different little pots during the day, 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 always 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 practice what you have learnt and learn some more projects too.

We can tailor this workshop to suit your group size, time constraints, and experience levels.

You will get your hands dirty and create a piece of pottery which you can take home with you on the day. It will airdry within a few weeks. 

WHAT: a 2-hour workshop during which you will shape clay with your own hands and tools provided

WHERE: Arran Street East bright studio in the Markets area in Dublin city centre

WHAT'S INCLUDED: 2 hours of great fun and all materials.

PRICE: €55 per person, minimum group size 6 people

For more information regarding availability and pricing, and to book please get in touch with us at: hello@arranstreeteast.ie

FAQs

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.  

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's the workshop like? You will be welcomed by your teacher and brought to your light-filled classroom. Each participant will have access to their own pottery tools for the duration of the workshop. We supply all the materials you need.  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. 

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. 

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. 

Where can I contact you with any questions? You can email us at hello@arranstreeteast.ie.

Thank you!

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