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Clay Day Play Day: Pottery class (for grown ups)

All activities are suspended until 2022.

Enjoy a 5 1/2 hour workshop-style pottery class, exploring clay and creativity: max 6 students
Click here for the brochure (sorry, w/shop dates in brochure are incorrect; someday the glitches will be sorted!)
Credit cards accepted.
Saturday pottery class; 12 - 17.30:
(Updated 14.10.20)
Sadly we are unable to plan any workshops at present. When Covid 19 physical distancing restrictions are lifted we will be able to recommence.
€125 per pottery workshop; includes all materials, lunch of veggie soup, salad and John's wonderful soda bread. You have the freedom to make as much and what you like, with my support
Folks return to the studio approximately 3 weeks later to glaze their work at a mutually agreeable time; the glazing session is one-to-one or 2 friends together and takes about 2 hours. Return to collect your finished pottery creations about a week later.
Booking Essential: 50.00 non-refundable deposit secures a place (payment by EFT, credit card 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 pottery workshop?
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 start tidying up while you finish 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?

50.00 non-refundable deposit required (on-line fund transfer usually works well); balance of 75.00 on the day. Sometimes even an impulsive last minute inquiry works, 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?
Experience throwing pots on the potters whee! I can help to center the clay which can be the most frustrating part. 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 with rolled out clay freely formed.  I encourage folks to be prolific and make lots of things. The glazing workshop is about three weeks later. 
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. (Both Luas and bus routes are 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 Adrienne Crowe ;    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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