Autumn 2015 courses now enrolling at Kinsale Pottery & Ceramics Centre. Also welcoming one day courses, birthday parties & groups.
Dates: 2015: September 17th-November 19th 2015 (Thursday mornings 10.00am to 1.00pm) €270 Beginner’s courses include all the basic techniques such as coiling, slab methods, thrown pots and sculpting in clay. Various decorative techniques, including sgraffito, slip-painting, underglazing and glazing. Typically, students beginning from scratch will produce about 6-8 finished pieces in their first course, after which they work on their own projects and receive one-to-one tuition.
The courses concentrate on three-dimensional art – sculpture and pot-making, with an emphasis on technical skills development and artistic exploration. Classes are designed to be relaxing and fun, without the pressure of academic qualifications, but with all the support and educational guidance needed to develop good work and gain experience with clay. Students are encouraged to experiment and to develop their own styles and techniques.