I booked an afternoon pottery course here for myelf and himself so we could try something new together, and since we can never agree on which strenuous outdoor activites to persue I thought an afternoon of playing with clay couldn't go too far wrong!
I didn't know quite what to expect as I had very limited experience with clay and himself had none but we had heard great things about Kinsale pottery and decided to give it a go. When we arrived we were immediately made feel at home, the group was introduced to the instructors, we were shown where the tea and coffee was (hurray for tea!) and we were put to work on making our wall plaques. After some creative coaxing from out instructors the plaques were finished and we each proceeded to "throw" a piece (cup, bowl, etc.) on the potters wheel under the firm but gentle guidance of Adrian. (I would advise any girls to cut your nails before working with clay). We were both extremely proud of our cup making efforts, though in retrospect I think Adrian rescued our pieces several times; its not as easy as it looks! We were given a tour of the ceramics gallery which was filled with amzing pieces. Full of inspiration and grand ideas we returned to the tables to attempt the final piece of the day; a sculpture of your choosing. I made a seal and himself made an elephant which we were proud as punch of. Animal themed pieces seemed popular all round and everyones looked brilliant. We left that evening with instructions to return in a fortnight to collect our pieces which Adrian would fire and glaze for us. Two weeks later we colleted our wall plaques, cups and sculptures which had turned out better than either of us expected. We were pleased with ourselves and absolutely love our pottery pieces from the class. Well worth a visit!
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