Master Classes and Workshops

I am delighted to announce some exciting opportunities to learn from national and international master crafts people, they will share their experience and working methods in these master classes. The hands-on workshops will help you develop skills, explore new ways of working and thinking about clay. 
To book a place on a workshop and pay via SumUp, please use the link provided.

Eleanor Swan 

Saturday 20th -  Sunday 21st April 2024
2 day Hand building workshop
Fully Booked

Eleanor Swan is a hand builder who works with a variety of clays. Her work is a form of storytelling, allowing her to explore social and political issues in many different ways. Eleanor is also influenced by the magnificent surroundings of her workshop in the grounds of Russborough House: the intricate stuccowork and the flowers and plants of the gardens. Over the years Eleanor has participated in many residencies and exhibited nationally and internationally, travelling to Japan and Taiwan amongst other countries.

€295 including materials, refreshments and lunch to see Images from this dynamic workshop click link Workshop Details

Gabriella Kuzsel 
Hungary / Wales

Friday 3rd - Sunday 5th May 2024
3 day plaster mould making workshop
1st workshop fully booked

Due to demand a second workshop will take place Wednesday 8th - Friday 10th
2 places left

Gabriella Kuzsel is a ceramist and teacher specialising in modeling, mould making and slip casting porcelain. She works for commission, designing moulds and finished works for individuals and production while producing her own distinctive pieces for exhibition. She was lecturer in ceramic design at the University of West Hungary for 13 years and has taught courses for many international universities including Glasgow School of Art, Kansas City Art Institute, Ohio University, University of Central Lancashire, Rhode Island College and many more.

€450 including materials, refreshments and lunch
Workshop Details

Sergei Isupov 
Estonia / USA 

Saturday 15th - Sunday 16th June 2024
2 day Demonstration and hand on workshop

“Eye, Lips & Ear - See, Sculpt & Paint”

Sergei Isupov is a master of nonlinear narration. Combined with his unmatched, masterful skills as both painter and sculptor, the resulting works draw from the past and reflect on the present. Semi-autobiographical, Isupov’s intimate narratives interweave poignant representations of men and women, parents and children, shown alongside one another, their pets pointing to the naive sense of security we hold in our daily lives.

These works explore individual, interior landscapes and the continually expanding dualities of the self within complex psychological relationships. Intensely personal yet universal, these works in the context of the present day, remind and call upon us to value, protect and preserve the precarious balance we all stand to lose at any present moment.

€350 including materials, refreshments and lunch
Workshop Details