We recently tried something a little different and we spent the day tapping into our creative side in Ballinacurra at Kinsale Pottery & Arts Centre. Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre is located around 35 minutes from Cork City and provides arts and crafts courses for adults and children, specialising in pottery/ceramics, glass fusing, jewellery-making, and mosaic-making.
I wasn’t sure what to expect as I sat down to make my first piece of pottery but to my surprise I found it an extremely relaxing and enjoyable experience. After a quick demo by Adrian on how it’s actually done… I took to the hot seat and ‘threw’ my first pottery on the wheel. With Adrain’s guidance and coaching, I made my first cup. I had never tried anything like this before but Adrian’s expertise and knowledge made it a dream.
They run weekly classes, weekend breaks, summer schools and summer camps, and tailor-made workshops for groups. They can accommodate up to 20 people in one class and up to 50 in a group, or as few as two or three at a time. All the courses suit beginners, enthusiasts and professionals. The pottery includes electric and raku kilns, stoneware and earthenware clays, and they can teach throwing, hand-building and all varieties of glazing.
There are lots of weekly classes and weekend classes coming up at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre so if you are looking to try something new to try this Spring be sure to check out their website and book your class.