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Discover your inner artist with an inspiring range of pottery experiences under the guidance of local potter Fiona Shannon on the beautiful Causeway Coast.
Range of experiences can include studio tours, pottery demos by Fiona, the opportunity to throw the wheel and mug painting. Costs include Expert tuition with a professional ceramicist, all materials and the finished item! You will also have the opportunity to purchase some of Fiona’s beautiful pottery.
Scheduled Experiences: Experiences are available to book online.
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Advance booking required for all experiences.
Note that private experiences are subject to minimum numbers or the equivalent in charges.
Welcome to the studio of talented local artist Fiona Shannon for a fun and relaxing hands on craft experience. A native of the coastal town of Portstewart and a graduate of the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland , Fiona moved away to specialise in ceramics and pottery before returning home in 2016 to her beloved home town to set up her own studio.
Surrounded by the natural and raw beauty of the Causeway Coast, Fiona takes her inspiration from the wild Atlantic coastline using the colours of nature’s palette. Fiona shares her deep connection to her home and the stunning coastal landscape while demonstrating the art of pottery making on the wheel.
Don your apron and try your hand at throwing the wheel in a relaxed and fun environment. Guided by Fiona, mix your paints, embrace your inner creativity and paint your very own Causeway Coast inspired mug. Relax and feel all your stresses melt away as you focus on your masterpiece. Finish with some locally made refreshments, a wonderful sense of achievement and your very own memento of the Causeway Coast.
Fiona Shannon Ceramics runs a range of pottery workshops suitable for both adults and children. Book in for a variety of different workshops to explore the world of clay and let your creativity run wild.
· Location | seaside town of Portstewart | County Derry | North Coast of Ireland | Causeway Coast
· Fiona Shannon | talented ceramicist | Portstewart native | inspiring | warm and patient
· Inspiration | land and seascapes | iconic local landmarks | colours of the coast| nature
· Artistry | be creative | inner artist | be inspired | discover hidden talents | try something new
· Demonstration| pottery making | Fiona and her craft | painting step by step | guided by Fiona
· Storytelling | Fiona’s personal story | her passion for her craft | fun and friendly banter
After graduating from the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland's Ceramics Skills and Design Course 2016, ceramicist Fiona Shannon set up her studio in Portstewart. She creates pottery that focuses on the function and the social dining experience.
Over the years, she has exhibited in several galleries throughout Ireland, including the National Craft Gallery Kilkenny, The Cowshed Gallery Phoenix Park Dublin, The Blue Egg Gallery Wexford and internationally at the International Ceramics Expo, Liling, China.
She has also collaborated with numerous businesses such as artisan coffee shops and craftspeople to create unique handmade ceramics for their use, including Ursa Minor Bakehouse, Brew and Bake Belfast, Habit Food and Coffee Lounge, Two Goat's Soap and Barn Door Coffee Shop.
"The simple, elegant, and authentic tableware design and richness of colours enhance any communal dining table. Fiona says that my pots are reminiscent of quality home-cooked Irish food and robust coastal inspired designs that reflect my local wild Atlantic coastline," Fiona says.
"My range includes mugs, plates, bread platters, salad bowls, serving dishes and jam/chutney pots that are functional yet aesthetically pleasing."