Mount Ida Pottery Workshops in County Down
Mount Ida Pottery Workshops in County Down

Mount Ida Pottery Workshops in County Down

Do you feel like getting creative and trying out something practical yet fun? Why not try out a pottery class with Mount Ida Pottery? From demonstrations to classes, there are plenty of ways to develop your pottery skills whether it is your first time trying or are looking for a bit more experience!

Why should I visit Mount Ida Pottery in County Down?

Mount Ida Pottery have an in-house gallery where they exhibit their unique ceramics as well as also running pottery hand-building and throwing classes throughout the year for visitors!

At Mount Ida Pottery, the instructors try to meet the needs of all guests based on their previous experiences working with clay. The team at Mount Ida work throughout the day and in the evening to suit all requests! Throughout the year they offer a number of different themed workshops.

The workshops can accommodate up to 12 guests for a hand-building class, 3 guests for a throwing session and 22 guests for the demonstrations in the studio, showing that the studio is very versatile in what they offer!  The overall cost of the making and throwing sessions includes a return visit to glaze the work guests have made on their first session and all materials used to create their pottery!

Hand-building classes allow guests to have the opportunity to make pieces using slab-building techniques by forming the clay by hand! Throwing classes let the guests spend time on the potter’s wheel, learning the basic techniques of centring and throwing the clay to create a range of forms!

  • Open Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm
  • Closed on Sundays
  • Hand building sessions £75 for a half-day and £150 for a full day
  • Throwing sessions £75 for a half-day and £150 for a full day
  • All bookings must be made in advance via telephone or email

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