The Week Long Workshop
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The Week Long Workshop
On this 5-morning course, our Arran Street East potters will take a small group through the fundamental skills of throwing (working on a potter's wheel to shape the clay), and handbuilding (shaping the clay using simple tools and your hands).
Over the 5 sessions you'll learn about materials and processes, and work with your hands putting knowledge into practice, culminating in the production of your own two mugs.
You'll look at preparing the clay, making the mug shape, designing the surface, and making handles, and you will have some time for experimentation in the studio too.
The course takes place from 9:30am to 12:30pm, in our lovely Arran Street East studio opposite the Dublin Fruit and Vegetable Market.
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.
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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 a photo of all participants which will be posted on our social media!
When will my pots be available for collection?
You will have 2 pots 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 email@example.com, or phone 083 814 6672.
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?
If you are unable to attend the course, we will make a full refund if notified up to 7 days before the course begins. Any cancellations made less than 7 days before the event will not be subject to a refund.