4-day Intensive Throwing Workshop with Fiona Shannon

About the event

Join experienced local potter Fiona Shannon at Flowerfield Arts Centre to learn the basics of using a potter’s wheel.  In this 4-day Masterclass you will learn to improve your throwing techniques. You will also master techniques to refine your work such as trimming the bases, adding handles, spouts and textures to your pots. If you already have experience working in clay and wish to improve upon your skills Fiona will happily demonstrate and assist you with this.

Fiona Shannon is currently the Artist in Residence as Flowerfield Arts Centre. Fiona holds a BA Hons Degree in Contemporary Applied Arts from University of Ulster, Belfast and a Diploma in Ceramic Skills and Design from the prestigious Thomastown Pottery, Kilkenny.

£210 includes materials and kiln firings (up to 3 bags of clay, any additional clay can be purchased for a small additional fee).

Presented as part of Causeway Craft Trail Showcase and August Craft Month.


Where is it taking place?

5th Floor Ulster Museum,
Botanic Gardens,

When is it taking place?

This series of workshops will run:
Tuesday 23 August, 10:00 – 16:00
Wednesday 24 August, 10:00 – 16:00
Thursday 25 August, 10:00 – 16:00
Friday 26 August, 10:00 – 15:00

Do you need to book?

No booking required

About August Craft Month with Craft NI

This event is a part of August Craft Month with Craft NI, Northern Ireland’s celebration of craft. Summer 2022 will mark the 16th annual August Craft Month with makers all across Northern Ireland getting involved.

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Event Details

Maker: Fiona Shannon

Starts: Aug 23 at 10:00 am

Ends: Aug 26 at 4:00 pm

Discipline: Ceramics

Location: Derry

Type: Workshop

Price: £210 includes materials and kiln firings