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Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre

Olcote, Ballinacurra, Kinsale, Ireland
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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, art, glass fusing, jewellery-making, millinery and mosaic-making. We run weekly morning classes, weekend breaks, summer schools and tailor-made workshops for corporate groups and private parties.

We 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 our courses suit beginners, enthusiasts and professionals, using a wide range of facilities and techniques. The pottery includes electric and raku kilns, stoneware and earthenware clays, and we teach throwing, hand-building and all varieties of glazing.
Kinsale Pottery is situated just 20 minutes from Cork Airport, close to the centre of the beautiful historic harbour of Kinsale, famed for its restaurants and shops. The pottery is in the converted stables of the home farm for Ballinacurra House, and the gallery is in the eaves of its coach house, which dates back to 1795


REGISTER NOW FOR SUMMER TERM POTTERY - Thursday mornings for 7 weeks beginning April 12th - 10am to 1pm each week. €200pp. Beginners will learn all the basic building, decorating and glazing processes. Those with experience - we've lots of challenging projects just for you!

Easter Pottery Class - we're holding a one-off 2-hour pottery session on Tuesday 3rd April at 2pm. Come and join us - you'll have time to try your hand on the potter's wheel and hand-build as well. €30pp including materials, firings and tea/coffee. To book, email or phone 0879696901.

Our next weekend course take place on April 21-22nd and we have a choice of glass fusing with Michael Ray or pottery with me. The costs are the same, and if you want to bring someone to the other course than the one you plan to attend, the discounts will apply. Here's the glass and here's the pottery Email or PM me to book.

Time to re-visit Words By Water literary festival events for 2018 at - enjoy our summer pre-festival fundraisers and support the October festival in the process.

Last chance to book into our weekend pottery course next weekend 24-25th March, the first weekend course of the year. If you can make it, we have another on April 21-22nd. To book, go to and send your booking deposit by Paypal, or call me on 0879696901 to do that by phone. hope to see you then... snow permitting!!

Strange to be Irish this year - proud to belong to all this. I never felt the same about being English. Thanks for letting me in...

We don’t just make pots at Kinsale Puppery... nine more Irish Guide Dogs in training.

The snow has gone and we’re open again! We still have places on the weekend course for 24-25th March, and for the ONLY glass fusing course this year on April 21-22nd weekend. Details at

Sorry to all the students expecting classes this week. Hope to get you back in very soon.

Great to see bloggers generating coverage in the dark winter months!

March 24-25th Weekend Pottery course still has places. Full details are here

Teacher for adult and teen pottery classes wanted. We had a good response to the children's teacher ad, and several good candidates. We really need another teacher who can handle adult groups in the pottery. This includes teaching throwing, and I am ready to train the right person if you have some experience of pottery and of teaching. You should be local, have your own transport, and be fairly available over the summer and some weekends. PM me for a copy of the job description or email me your CV. Please also share this to your contacts.


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