Transition Year Course
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7 Week Transition Year Pottery Course
About the Course
This 7-week Friday-mornings course provides the opportunity for Transition Year Students to work with clay, expertly supported by one of our experienced pottery teachers.
Students will learn to work with clay, using different techniques of hand-building and throwing on a pottery wheel. They will gain experience of designing, creating, and glazing their own pieces in a creative environment, and will be given a tour of our production pottery to see the work of our potters and glazers.
Where and What Time:
29 April, 6, 13, 20, 27 May, 3, 10 June
This workshop runs for 7 Friday mornings from 10am to 1pm in our Arran Street East studio in the heart of the Dublin Fruit and Vegetable Markets area. Eircode: D07 K744 google map.
- Visit to the pottery to meet the makers
- Demonstrations by our potters and glazers of how to throw clay on a wheel and how to glaze
- Learning different ways of working with clay: wedging, slabbing, pinching, coiling, throwing, pulling handles
- Practice on student's own wheel
- During the course students will create a piece which will be glazed by them and ready for them to take home at the end of the course.
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 does the course entail? You will be welcomed by your teacher and brought to an upstairs classroom (no lifts available). 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. Each 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, or you can purchase an Arran Street East apron here.
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 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.
To reach the classroom you will have to use stairs and there is no lift in the building.
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.
What if I have COVID symptoms on the day of the workshop or have a positive antigen test? Please read our Workshops Covid Measures here. Please get in touch if you have any questions.
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 email@example.com.