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Pottery Wheel Throwing Workshop (2.5hrs Elementary)

Regular price €85.71

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

Where and What Time: This workshop runs on Tuesday/Saturday/Sunday mornings or afternoons in our light-filled Arran Street East School of Pottery in the heart of the Dublin Fruit and Vegetable Markets area. Eircode: D07 K744. 

On this half-day workshop, in a small class, you will work on your own pottery wheel to shape clay, guided by one of our pottery teachers, who will demonstrate how to throw a pot, and support you to make your own.

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
Please note - the clay you use during the class will be recycled and reused. The piece you will make will not be fired. You are welcome to take it home with you to air-dry, but please note it will not be suitable to be used with food or liquid.

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!

FAQS (Please read before booking)

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.

For workshops/courses that do not include us glazing your piece for you, you may take some of your pots to air-dry at home if you wish, so please bring small boxes (like Tupperware or cardboard) to bring your creations home with you. Please note these pieces will be decorative only, and not be suitable for holding water or food.

Is there an age limit for the Workshop/Course?

In general, (excluding our family-friendly workshops) our workshops/courses are for people aged 18 and above. A teenager who is very interested in the crafting process may attend if they are accompanied by an adult guardian. Please let us know in advance.

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 workshops@arranstreeteast.ie

Cancellation Policy

  1. Unfortunately, no refunds are given. Please make sure that you, or the person you are giving the workshop to as a gift, can attend the workshop.
  2. If you cannot attend the workshop yourself we can reschedule your workshop if you inform us up to 3 weeks before the workshop's start date. If you request to reschedule less than 3 weeks before the workshop starting date we will not be in a position to change the date.
  3. You can give the workshop to someone else if you cannot attend yourself. Please email us as soon as you can before the course with the name and contact details of the person attending hello@arranstreeteast.ie

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