My Ceramics Workshops are all about getting your hands into the clay and letting your creativity run wild! Over the course of two engaging classes, we’ll embark on a journey to discover the wonderful world of ceramics.
Class 1: Playing with Clay
In this hands-on session, we’ll dive into the essentials of ceramics. No prior experience? No problem! I’ll guide you through the basics of working with clay, from understanding its textures to mastering simple hand-building techniques. Whether you’re dreaming of crafting a charming bowl, a cosy mug, or a delicate jewellery dish, the choice is yours.
Feel the clay between your fingers as you pinch, coil, and shape your masterpiece. We’ll be using either earthenware or stoneware clay, tailored to the project you’re most excited about. Don’t worry if you’re unsure about your project just yet – we’ll decide together during the class. After all, spontaneity often leads to the most delightful surprises!
Class 2: The Art of Decorating and Glazing
In our second gathering, we’ll explore the captivating realm of ceramic decoration. From intricate designs to minimalist elegance, there’s a decorating style that speaks to everyone. I’ll walk you through various techniques, helping you understand how to add texture, patterns, and personal flair to your creations.
Then comes the exciting part – glazing! You’ll learn how to apply suitable glazes that will bring out the true beauty of your handiwork. Each brushstroke adds character, and each colour choice tells a unique story. Whether you’re drawn to vibrant hues or soothing earth tones, you’ll have the chance to express yourself through your art.
Experimentation and Exploration
One of the wonderful things about this workshop is the freedom to experiment. You don’t need to decide on a project beforehand. In fact, I encourage you to let your curiosity guide you. As we progress, you might find yourself inspired to try different hand-building techniques or explore diverse glazing approaches. This is your opportunity to let your imagination take the lead.
And while you’re crafting and experimenting, know that your creations are in safe hands. In between classes, I’ll carefully fire your pieces in my kiln, ensuring that your artworks reach their full potential.
Remember, no matter your skill level or prior experience, this workshop is designed to be a relaxed and enjoyable space for you to uncover the joy of working with clay. So, whether you’re coming with a friend or joining a small group, get ready to immerse yourself in the art of ceramics and take home your very own handmade treasures!
Workshops based at my Kitchen Studio in Ardgillan Castle, Balbriggan.
Price 135€ per person – materials and firing included.
Please note that a minimum of two participants is required for the workshop.
Once I receive your order, I will send you a printable card by email and we can schedule dates for the classes.
I reserve the right to re-schedule courses that are not fully subscribed. Please note that any workshops purchased on or after May 1st, 2023 will be valid for booking for a period of 12 months from the date of purchase.