Pottery – Shannon Harbour

Pottery- Two Day Workshop

clonmacnoise_pottery_largeComing soon will be a great pottery Workshop with well know potter Damian O Brien. Damian is an experienced tutor and potter, you can see some of his fantastic creations at his studio just outside Ballinahown on the Athlone road.

About the Workshop. This workshop will be in Shannon Harbour, Co Offaly. It is a workshop suitable for beginners so no previous experience is required. Damian will supply each participant with the basic materials required on all days.


You will learn to coil ceramic sculptures, build pots using sheets of clay,  decorate your work using slips and sgraffito.

There are many methods of constructing pottery. Most classes will teach you how to coil, slab and throw pots, sculpt clay, hand-build as well as decorative techniques  such as slip-painting and glazing. Each technique can have its difficulties but practice makes perfect so it is important to stick with it!


Dates: Tuesdays 18th & 25th Feb 2014

Materials required. All basic materials will be supplied.

To Book: Click here

Cost: €20.00

About the Tutor

Being based near the historic site of Clonmacnoise provides inspiration for Damian O’Brien. His deep connection with the history and landscape of Westmeath influences the earthy organic shapes of his mainly salt glazed and wood fired wares.

With over twenty years experience in pottery making, Damian’s understanding and interest in the physical processes of wood firing is reflected in his highly individual and distinctive work. A large range of domestic ware suitable for everyday use and dramatic one-off pieces are available direct from the Clonmacnoise studio.