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CLAY : Live Bench

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About the event

Monday to Friday only

Live Bench is the space for Transforming. It is a continual production bench that will be open from the opening weekend in July and will be operational continually throughout the festival on the Factory Floor. Visitors can engage in production and transformative nature of clay by creating their own small ceramic work which will be stored and kiln fired in our Raku kiln at the last weekend of the festival in August.

The firing of all works from the Live Bench will become part of the Raku performance element of the festival.


Where is it taking place?

National Sculpture Factory
Albert Road
T12 KX00

Who is it suitable for?

All ages


There is full disability access to the National Sculpture Factory and we also have disability access toilets too

When is it taking place?

Friday July 28th to Friday August 18th, 10am to 4pm
Monday to Friday only

Price & do you need to book?

The ‘Live Bench’ activity is a pay as you go event

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Additional information 

CLAY : Holding/Transforming/Performing, will host a range of international stars in the ceramic world alongside local and Irish ceramic artists.

For more information about the event CLAY : holding/transforming/performing visit this link

Presenting will be Claire Twomey (UK); Linda Sormin (Can/US); Aaron Angell (UK); William Cobbing (UK); Florence Peake (UK); Nuala O’Donovan (Ire); Kate O’Kelly (Ire); Susan O’Byrne (Ire/Sco) and many more.
UK artist, Clare Twomey as the invited international curator alongside, Irish artist, Nuala O’Donovan as the Irish curator we have developed an extensive programme that is both inclusive of the broadest range of clay practices but also leads up to this new evolutionary moment in the ceramic world.
List of some of the participating artists :

International artists
Linda Sormin –
Florence Peake –
William Cobbing –
Aaron Angell –

Irish artists
Susan O’Byrne –
Kate O’Kelly –


All August Craft Month events are run independently by the event organisers. For questions regarding this event please contact the event organiser directly.

Event Details

Maker: National Sculpture Factory

Starts: Fri 28 Jul at 10:00 am

Ends: Fri 18 Aug at 6:00 pm

Craft Type: Ceramics

Event Location: Cork City

Event Type: Workshop, Demonstration, Family Friendly

Price: Small fee