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Skellig Pottery
Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry
Family friendly
Rainy days
Free car parking
Free to visit
Skellig Pottery in Cahersiveen, County Kerry, is a working studio and gallery located just 1km off the spectacular Wild Atlantic Way and the Skellig Ring. Visitors can watch pieces being made and purchase handmade gifts to suit all budgets. You can also participate in one of Julia’s pottery classes.

At Skellig Pottery in Cahersiveen, County Kerry, you can enjoy magnificent views over Ballinskelligs Bay. Julia’s workshop is bright and spacious with handmade pottery that are both functional and decorative, inspired by the sea.

Skellig Pottery is a working studio and visitors are welcome to visit to watch individual pieces being made. Julia’s work is available to buy directly from the studio or from local craft shops. The work is inspired by the surrounding Kerry landscapes and seascapes, and the glazes reflect the palette of the natural countryside and changing textures and patterns.

Pottery classes use handbuild techniques and everyone will get an opportunity to throw on the wheel. The classes are suitable for children over five years, adults and groups of all abilities and experience. Classes are kept small to ensure all students receive attention where needed.

A list of classes can be found on the website or by calling the studio directly.

Why we like it
  • Browse handmade ceramics for the home inspired by a fusion of earth and ocean.
  • From beginners to those wishing to explore their creativity further, why not try a pottery making class.
  • Try the handbuild techniques and a throw on the pottery wheel with Julia.
Tips from locals

Visit Ballinskelligs Beach, over 1 km of beautiful sandy beach lying in Ballinskelligs Bay. The beach is one of the best kept secrets in South Kerry and has been a favourite with local families for many years.

Tips from locals

Walk the Emlagh Loop, through contrasting landscapes with a unique mix of coastal and bogland following beach, track, minor roads and farm road. Circling Inny Strand and the Inny Estuary passing through farmland overlooking Ballinskelligs Bay.

Tips from locals

Stop off at St. Finian’s Bay, located between Puffin Island and Ducalla Head on the Skellig Ring. Take inspiration for your pottery making class and immerse yourself in the magical landscape. If you look carefully, you will see the Skellig Islands in the distance.

Contact details
Sussa, Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 30 minutes to 1 hour here.

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