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Arts and Crafts Courses near Bandon, Cork

March 25, 2008

There are three members of the West Cork Calling network that offer craft courses within a short drive of Bandon, namely Crackpots and Kinsale Pottery in Kinsale and Rossmore pottery in Clonakilty.  Some of these courses might interested guests at Kilbrogan House Bed and Breakfast or Self Catering.

Kinsale Pottery runs a host of different classes for all ages including pottery, drawing and painting, glass fusing, bronze casting, jewellery making, sculpture, silk painting and mosaic making. The facility accommodates up to 20 people in one class or 40 as part of a group.

Crackpots is located in the heart of Kinsale and the pottery workshops are held on the premises. Their workshops concentrate on various pottery techniques and have recently included working with red terracotta clay using sawdust firing.

 Jim Turner and Etain Hickey at Rossmore Pottery have been working away at their pottery for over 20 years and have a shop in the centre of Clonakilty. Their pottery courses take place in a farmhouse just 15 minutes from Clonakilty. They offer everything from Raku to Kiln building as well as master courses for more experienced potters.