Sun May 21 2023 at 10:00 am to Sun Dec 17 2023 at 05:00 pm

Arran Street East School of Pottery | Dublin 7

Arran Street East
Publisher/HostArran Street East
Work on your individual pottery wheel guided by one of our pottery teachers, who will support you to make your own pot.
About this Event
ELEMENTARY THROWING CLASS Tuesday/Saturday/Sunday mornings or afternoons ABOUT THIS CLASS

On this half-day workshop, in a small class setting, you will work on the wheel guided by one of our pottery teachers, who will demonstrate how to throw a pot. With the support and careful instruction of our instructors, you will learn how to carefully design pots.


You will develop the elementary skills required to throw a pot including:

- how to handle your clay

- understanding your pottery tools

- centering and pulling a pot on your wheel

- taking your pot off your wheel

This course is the perfect first step on pottery journey. If you would like to further expand your knowledge skills with clay, we invite you to book onto our Make A Mug course or one of our evening courses.

Please note, the clay you use during the class will be recycled and reused. The piece you will make will not be fired. You are welcome to take it home with you to air-dry, but please note it will not be suitable to be used with food or liquid.

We really hope you will enjoy your time on the wheel as much as we enjoy teaching it!

If you would like to give this Workshop as a gift please look at our Gift Cards options here.


Please ensure that you, or the individual you are gifting the workshop to, can attend the workshop.

Unfortunately, we are not in the position to offer refunds for our workshops. We can reschedule your workshop if you notify us 3 weeks before your workshop.

However, you may transfer your workshop booking to someone else, if you yourself cannot attend. Please email us as soon as possible before the course with the name and contact information of the person taking your place.


Where: This workshop runs for a half day in our light-filled Arran Street East studio in the heart of the Dublin Fruit and Vegetable Markets area.

What should I wear/bring? Your clothes and shoes will get wet and dirty from clay splashes so please wear comfortable clothes that you do not mind getting messy. Please bring your own apron and a hand towel.

Please keep your hair tidy and have your nails short.

You may take the piece of your choice home with you (please note it won't be suitable to be used with food or liquid) so please bring a small box (like Tupperware or cardboard) to bring your creation home with you.

Will my pot be fired? No, pieces from this elementary class will not be fired. You can book onto our weekend class (Make A Mug) or evening courses to have fired piece pieces.

Who is this course for? This teaser workshop will best suit beginners looking for introductory skills in working with clay.

Is there an age limit for the Workshop? This course is generally for people aged 18 and above. A person 15 years of age may attend if they are accompanied by an adult. Please let us know in advance.

What's the day like? You will be welcomed by your teacher and brought to one of our light-filled classrooms Please let us know if you have mobility issues so we can accommodate you in the downstairs classroom. Each participant will have access to their own pottery wheel, workstation, and tools for the duration of the workshop. We supply all the materials you need, but please bring your own towel and apron to prevent getting your clothes wet with clay. The workshop ends with a class and equipment tidy up.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the workshop? The nearest Luas Red Line stop is 'Four Courts', (a five minute walk away) and many bus routes service Stop 1479, located on Ormond Quay, at the junction with Capel Street. You'll also find a Dublin Bikes stand at each of these locations. Due to our City Centre location, on-street parking immediately outside the building is limited, but there is pay and display in the vicinity and large car parks nearby at Jervis Shopping Centre and beside the Fruit and Vegetable Markets.

Are there any Health and Safety issues? Please note you will be working on a pottery wheel in a bent position which might put some strain on your neck or back or wrists. Please first consult your doctor if you have had back, neck, wrist, or any other injuries.

Where can I contact you with any questions? You can email us at [email protected].


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Arran Street East School of Pottery, 1 Little Green Street, Dublin 7, Ireland


EUR 81.00

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