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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.