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Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre

Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre provides arts and crafts courses for adults and children, specialising in pottery, glass fusing and stained glass, jewellery-making, and mosaic-making. We run weekly morning and evening classes, weekend breaks, summer schools and tailor-made workshops for corporate groups and private parties.

Next Upcoming course

Sat Apr 26, 2014 @10:00 - 04:30PM
Weekend course in Ceramics
Sun Apr 27, 2014 @10:00 - 04:30PM
One day introduction to Glass Fusing for adults and teens
Sun Apr 27, 2014 @10:00 - 04:30PM
Weekend course in Ceramics

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Weekend Breaks at 5* guesthouse Friars Lodge (2 people)

Friars lodge

Dates: ongoing
Price: €220 - €350


Why not stay the weekend in the Excellent 5 star Guest House, Friars Lodge (www.friars-lodge.com) in the centre of Kinsale, close to the harbour and take a weekend course at Kinsale Pottery?


One-day Pottery Taster course offer

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One-day taster pottery class

10.00am to 4.30pm

2014: Mar 23, May 25, Sept 28, Oct 26

Price: €80 per person (second person for €65) including all materials and firings

In the pottery day, you will learn to coil ceramic sculptures, build pots using sheets of clay, throw on the potter's wheel, decorate your work using slips and sgraffito and have a guided tour of The Coach House Gallery to learn more about other pottery techniques.

All your work will be dried, biscuit fired, glazed and glaze fired after the course.  You will need to arrange to collect the work within 6-8 weeks of the class date.


Gift vouchers

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Dates: Vouchers Valid for 1 year

Price: from €50 to €500 - you decide

A gift voucher for a course at Kinsale Pottery and Art School makes an ideal gift. €160 will buy your loved one a full weekend course, or you might prefer to buy a voucher for one day of pottery, clothes upcycling, glass fusing or millinery (€80).

Simply email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the name of the recipient, your own postal address and the amount you want the voucher for. I'll confirm, and then you can pay online with Paypal, using a credit or debit card, or post a cheque payable to Kinsale Pottery to Olcote, Ballinacurra, Kinsale, Co Cork - a voucher can be posted or emailed to you, together with the 2013 brochure.


The voucher need not mention the amount it cost - we keep a record of that - and it can be redeemed against ANY course for a year, or spent in the Coach House Gallery at Kinsale Pottery.


The small print:

Vouchers are valid for one year from the date of purchase and may only be extended at the discretion of Kinsale Pottery

We aim to run all the courses which are published on this website, but for various reasons, we sometimes have to cancel courses.  Gift vouchers are NOT for specific courses and we cannot refund or extend vouchers because a specific course does not run.  If you are buying a voucher for someone for a specific course, we are not able to guarantee that particular course will run.  Most of our specialist courses run twice each year, but if the recipient would not be prepared to switch to an alternative course, or spend their voucher in our gallery, we suggest you choose an alternative gift for them



Pottery summer school for adults and teens

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Dates: July 10-13th, August 22-25th 2014

Price: €280 (bring a friend for €250

Four day ceramics summer school for adults and teens, to include:

  • Throwing on the potter's wheel
  • slab building
  • coiled sculptures
  • pinch pebble sculptures
  • coloured clay decoration
  • slip-painting
  • underglazes
  • glaze making
  • smoke firing
  • raku firing

This full introductory course will give you a taste of many of the best known pottery techniques and use of many materials.  In four days, we cover the equivalent of a term of pottery classes and more, in a small group.  While the course is designed for beginners, we often have one or two more experienced hobby potters who want to develop some of their skills or concentrate on one project.

Within this course, it is possible to build a raku kiln (see raku course details)

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