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Adrienne Crowe 01 453 9971 opens her studio three times a year for grown-ups to enjoy a small class, exploring clay and creativity. Maybe you have seen the Great Pottery Throwdown competitions and would like to have a go yourself!
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Saturdays; 12 - 17.30:              (Updated 04.12.19)
8th Feb 2020 3 places available; 3 provisionally booked
9th May 2020
(Please contact me about possible future dates if these are not suitable for you.)
€125 per workshop; includes all materials, a light lunch of veggie soup and John's wonderful soda bread. Expect to be prolific! You will be given a four foot board, most people fill it and more.
Folks return to the studio approximately 3 weeks later to glaze their work at a mutually agreeable time; session is on- to-one or friends together and takes about 2 hours. Returning to collect their finished creations about a week later.
Booking Essential: 50.00 non-refundable deposit secures a place (payment by EFT or cash... sorry! I'm technically challenged! This is not the most sophisticated website!! But I can and do manage the content myself.)
Clay is a wonderful medium whether hand building or making pots on the wheel!
In these sessions participants explore their own unique relationship to clay.  Each person pursues a personal response to the tools and materials available. The 'inner critic' is carefully cajoled into taking a back seat to allow freedom of expression to find its way.
No previous experience of clay or art is needed.

What is the starting/finish time for the course?
12 - 17:30 but the finish time is variable - some folks are deep in a piece of work and so there is no hassle to complete on time, I just start tidying up... others suddenly feel exhausted after an intense few hours and drift off early... others are trying to pack a lot into the day and need to rush off. The 12 noon start can be variable also, coming too early can be an issue as I may not be ready before 12 (busy preparing lunch) but the world will not end if you need to come late, life will go on no problem.

Just to check when you require payment?

While provisional bookings can be made, a 50.00 non-refundable deposit secures a place (on line fund transfer usually works well); balance of 75.00 on the day. Sometimes even impulsive last minute inquiries secures a place, when there are cancellations and things change. 

What about lunch, can you manage my dietary needs?
Probably no problem at all; just let me know your issue. (I am coeliac and vegetarian).
Some people who love to express themselves through food, occasionally bring something they have made to the lunch but it is only a 'fun' element and not at all required.

What can I make?
It can be useful to have thought in advance of what you would like to make - but not at all necessary: we can begin with simple shallow dishes made on the slab roller. I encourage folks to be prolific and make lots of things. When we get to glazing then you can start with the peices you least love, get some practice in.
The size is constrained by the size of my kiln, but that is rarely an issue.
On street metered parking is available but very expensive. (Good public transport is nearby.)
I can give you a 24 hr parking permit for Heytesbury Street only, but definitely ask me for it as I can be really clear to be sure to ask folks if they want them, and then... with so much happening all at once when people come that I can forget... sigh... However... the permit is for Heytesbury Street ONLY and I can not guarantee that you will get a parking space.
How do I get in touch?

Contact;    E           T 353 1 453 9971;        M 086 870 7282, 15 Heytesbury Street, Portobello, Dublin 8, D08 A623 (map)

There is a clay roller for working with slabs of clay for hand building,
and  2 potters wheels

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