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Friday, June 13, 2008

Kinsale pottery and Art School

Welcome to Kinsale pottery and Art School

NEWS: We have a new weekend workshops for 2008 including jewelry making and raku firing oven & build - check dates and times on the calendar or in the context of the courses part

Kinsale Pottery and Art School offers arts and crafts courses for adults and children, specializing in pottery, art, drawing and painting, glass fusing and stained glass, bronze casting, jewleery making, silk painting and mosaic making. We run a week morning and evening classes, weekend, summer schools and tailor-made workshops for businesses and individuals.

We can accommodate up to 20 people in one class and 40 in a group, or as few as two or three at a time. All our courses suitable for beginners, amateurs and professionals, using a wide range of facilities and techniques. The pottery includes electric furnaces and raku, stoneware and earthenware clay, and we learn throwing, hand-building and all varieties of glass.
Kinsale Pottery is located just 20 minutes from Cork Airport, near the centre of the beautiful historic port of Kinsale, famous for its restaurants and shops. The pottery is converted into the stables of a farm house for Ballinacurra House, and the gallery is in the eaves of her coach house, which dates from 1795

Gift Certificates

A gift certificate for a course in Kinsale Pottery Art School and makes an ideal gift. € 225 will buy your beloved a full weekend course, or you might prefer to buy a voucher for the individual classes (from € 30 per class). Adrian an e-mail with your wishes, and you can pay online with Paypal - a voucher can be placed or by e-mail.

Since 2001 we have on our lessons and courses for all levels of skills and experience, ranging from beginner to the complete exhibitor standard and the school has grown into the largest and most established centre of its kind in Ireland. We have a wide selection of clay and glaze, ceramics our courses on the full range of ceramics and sculpture techniques.
Kinsale is internationally known for its cuisine, its cosmopolitan style and beauty of its harbour. There are many excellent pubs and restaurants in the city, as well as a wide range of art and craft shops. What better place to learn the craft, or take a break.

Adrian Wistreich, Ceramic Artist.
After more than 20 years of corporate life in London, worked as a publisher and research consultant, I left the rat race to my ambition to become an artist and teacher. I completed a degree in ceramics and Design in Hackney College of Art, London, moved to Kinsale with my family and the establishment of the Kinsale Pottery and Art School.

My desire to teach comes from my experience as a communicator, I have learned to find and encouraging the artist in us all, whatever our experience in the field of art.

I am inclined to be sculptural in my own work to create a love of form and texture through smoke-fired ceramic pieces and abstract studies of the people. I've always more that color on my work to develop my own stoneware glazes, which are available for students to try. I want the dismantling of the barriers between the traditional craft skills and the apparent inaccessibility of visual arts

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