Pottery Classes and Family Fun at Delia’s Studio

Delia O’Donoghue pictured on the eve of opening her pottery studio at No. 94 Upper Main Street in August of last year. ©Photograph: John Reidy 10-8-2020
A Table for Four or Five: the workshop side Delia’s Pottery Studio where she intends to conduct family fun and educational pottery classes. Inset: Items on the family fun production line shelf awaiting developments.

Delia O’Donoghue conducted a family pottery workshop in her Upper Main Street studio last week.

On the heels of the fact that it went incredibly well came the idea that it’s something she’d like to do more of.

The family fun workshop is now a welcomed reality at Delia’s studio and she has decided that a three hour long session from 10.30am until 1.30pm is most suited to this type of class.

Afternoon Classes Accommodated

“Should anyone want an afternoon class I will try to accommodate that.

I will cater for families of three or four people at €40 per person for the class.” said Delia.

“Three is the minimum and we can squeeze in another chair somewhere if there are five for a class. “Each person will get to design and hand build a small piece like a mug, bowl, bud vase etc using slabs or coils and decorate it with coloured slips or under-glaze – while exploring form and texture.

“I will also explain the processes involved from the ball of clay to the finished piece.

An Ideal Family Fun Activity

“I will fire the pieces and glaze them in the following fortnight and they can be collected at the studio after that time or can be sent out for the price of postage. 

“It’s an ideal family fun activity and just the job to occupy children on rainy mornings – or afternoons,” said Delia.

Before she opened her studio this time last year, Delia fulfilled a long held ambition which started by doing a portfolio preparation course in Kerry College of Further Education.

Degree In Ceramics and Design

She then went on to study in Limerick School of Art and Design and received a degree in ceramics and design in June 2018.

Throughout her time in college her themes tended to be around nature and the Kerry landscape and this is still influencing output at her studio at No. 94 Upper Main Street, Castleisland.

Delia can be contacted via her page on Instagram or Facebook or call 086 1594788.

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