Pottery Classes

All classes are currently back up and running with social distancing measures in place.

Thank you so much to everyone for your continued support and we hope to see you in the pottery studio very soon.

Classes are run with a maximum of 6 students booked on, there may at some times be 7 students in the class.

Face coverings are mandatory as per the government guidelines.

Screens have been set up in between wheels. There will be no sharing of tools or wheels, everyone will have their own to use for the duration of the class. Each student will have their own apron to use for the duration of the course.

Yes, the layout of the studio has been amended to help keep within government social distancing guidelines. Upon arrival, you’ll be asked to hand sanitise.

Screens have been set up between wheels. The number of students has been reduced. New top-quality wheels have been purchased to prevent the need for swapping wheels during the classes. There is no more sharing of tools.

Outdoor infrared heaters have been installed in order to allow the door to remain open during the class.

Yes, a shared studio along with hand sanitiser situated by the entrance to the studio. This will be used for class participants only.

There is a toilet for students to use. Unfortunately, tea and coffee facilities are no longer available but please feel free to bring your own refreshments.

Equipment and desks are cleaned after every class using the appropriate products. With the whole studio being cleaned at the end of each day. There are usually just two classes running on any given day.

As the pottery studio is situated on the ground floor with its own entrance there is virtually no need to come into contact with anyone else whilst doing your class. However, please be assured that the appropriate measures have been actioned based on government guidance.

Yes, classes are designed for all levels, including beginners unless otherwise stated. The beginner classes start right from the start so there is no prior experience necessary. See current classes available here.

Our courses are solely based on teaching students all of the skills required to make their own pots on the potter’s wheel.

The two main skills learned here are throwing the pots (the initial making of the pots) and turning them (carving the bases of the semi-dried pots, usually the week after making them).

Handwork is not covered on these courses as learning the wheel is a skill in itself to master. Creating ceramics on the wheel gives students a better understanding of the properties of clay-working in general.

All available times will be updated here on the site but you can also sign up to our mailing list to hear about changes and upcoming class schedules.

No, just comfortable clothing. We provide special potter’s aprons for each student to use for the duration of the course.

Most finished glazed and fired pots should be ready to collect roughly six weeks after the course finishes. This is taking all drying, biscuit firing, glazing and glaze firing into account.

Please sign up to our mailing list and follow our social media to find out when the next classes are available to book.

All classes are held in our Galway studio in the city centre.

The studio is located on Merchants Road Lower. Located 2 doors down from the House Hotel and across the road from the Pálás Cinema, we are just a 5-minute walk from Eyre Square and the main bus and train station.

The Eircode is H91HR8K.

Due to the small class numbers of 6 bookings per course, we are unable to change, swap or reschedule classes once a student is booked on to a course. There is no refund for students who are unable to attend classes.

Students are asked to bring their own towel which can be left in their own cubby hole for the duration of the course, but clay washes off easily too!

All other materials and tools are provided. Each student has their own pottery apron to use for the duration of the course which is not shared with other students on other courses.

The classes are focused solely on teaching students how to use the pottery wheel so they are aimed at adults. Learning the wheel takes a certain level of concentration and hand-eye coordination, making it more suited to teaching adults.

For these reasons the classes are for students aged from 16 upwards.