Kinsale Pottery & Arts Centre provides arts and crafts courses for adults and children, specialising in pottery, glass fusing and stained glass, jewellery-making, and mosaic-making. They run weekly morning and evening classes, weekend breaks, summer schools and tailor-made workshops for corporate groups and private parties. Kinsale Pottery & Arts Centre can accommodate up to 20 people in one class and up to 50 in a group, or as few as two or three at a time. All courses suit beginners, enthusiasts and professionals, using a wide range of facilities and techniques. The pottery includes electric and raku kilns, stoneware and earthenware clays, and they teach throwing, hand-building and all varieties of glazing.
Kinsale Pottery is close to the centre of the beautiful historic harbour of Kinsale, famed for its restaurants and shops. The pottery is in the converted stables of the home farm for Ballinacurra House, and the gallery is in the eaves of its coach house, which dates back to 1795. They have ample car parking, space for coaches, toilets and a gallery.
Since 2001, they have provided classes and courses to suit all levels of skill and experience ranging from the complete beginner through to exhibitor standard and the school has become the largest and most established centre of its kind in Ireland.
Kinsale is internationally renowned for its cuisine, its cosmopolitan style and the beauty of its harbour. There are many excellent pubs and restaurants in the town, as well as a wide range of art and craft shops. What better place to learn a craft, or take a break.