Sunday, April 22, 2012

A visit to Kinsale Pottery - part one

Last weekend I was lucky enough chance to do something I've ALWAYS wanted to do
I finally got to use a potters wheel.

Myself & Lorna (my daughter) took a trip to the beautiful town of Kinsale and  took part in a one day pottery taster workshop at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre. I wish I'd taken more photographs especially of the gallery and the views.....
We did get SOME photos though (thanks to Lorna) and I'd like to share a few of them with you.

The workshop and gallery are located in a lovely spot just outside the village, its owned and run by the very charming Adrian.
When we walked into the toasty warm pottery studio on Sunday morning we were confronted by a pottery wheel that had been 'decorated' by a hen party the previous week...

My 16 year old daughter has never seen 'Ghost' and come to think of it its been YEARS since I have,

Hmmmmmm!!! I think maybe its time to rent that movie again!

Ok, so we had a little tour and a chat about what some ceramics terms, we oooohed and ahhhhed over some of the pieces left behind by more 'serious' students and then

We got stuck in !

Firstly we made a little wall plaque each ....

After the colour was added

Lorna made a lovely 'welcome' sign .
Whilst everyone was working away on our individual plaques we all got a chance to take a break and throw a small bowl or mug on the wheel .

Our two mugs are the upturned ones !
Lorna was super fast a finishing her plaque so she made a little Harry potter inspired ball.

After lunch we were free to make a larger piece.
Lorna made a fantastic wizard ...

And I made a (not quite so fantastic) Lighthouse for the garden...

Here's Adrian our tutor tidying it up !!!
They will be glazed and fired and we can collect them all next week,
I can't wait to see what they'll look like glazed.
I will be sure and post some pictures when we get them back !

Siubhan x x x

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