At The Potter's Yard our track record since 1997, as a provider of children's and adult's ceramic workshops is unrivalled. This Year of Craft 2011 we are offering the skills of visiting craftspeople at The Potter's Yard in a series of monthly workshops for all ages. We are calling this initiative: The Art of Making - Traditional Crafts With Today's Makers. A Calendar of Craft for 2011 - The Year of Craft.. One Day and Children's Workshops at The Potter's Yard.
March Batik and Fabric Painting Mairead Holohan.
April Wool Spinning and Natural Dyeing Terry the Weaver
May Hand Block Printing Orla Bates
June Bead Weaving Deborah von Metzradt
July Clay Oven Building Paul Fallon
August Ceramics and Pottery Patricia Howard
As a community we seem to be turning again to the local, and to putting an emphasis on personal creativity. The crafts are an ideal and fun place to start this process. Our visiting artists are all experienced teachers with professional qualifications, who will demonstrate and encourage a very Hands On experience. Reasonably priced and a real treat to yourself our One Day Workshops could be a new beginning...............................
Night Courses - Beginner's Pottery. Enjoy a tryst with clay in the tranquil vernacular setting of the Potter's Yard.In Patricia's studio follow a course in ceramics from 'pinch bowls' to 'thrown bowls' in 8 weeks!
26th January-9th march 2011 7.30-9.30pm. Materials are provided. Selected pieces made on the course will be 'kiln fired' to take home. Cost of tuition, materials and firing 20 euros per class. Payment in advance discounted to 150 euros or 20 euros pay as you go.
Improvers Pottery. A class for those with ceramic experience, where specialisation is encouraged over 8 weeks. in areas such as wheel work, hand building, tile making.
27th January - 10th March 2011. A cost of 20 euros per class covers tuition,clay & glaze. A small extra charge for firing based on the weight of the piece will be charged.
One Day and Saturday afternoon workshops in traditional craft disciplines will commence in March at The Potter's Yard. These will be led by professional craftworkers and are for adults, teens and children aged 7-12. The crafts on offer will be Bead Looming and Weaving, Natural Dyeing with Plants, Block Printing on Fabric and Batik.
Dates,times and cost will be posted shortly. Booking is essential.