Wicklow Pottery Holiday | Luxury Residential Courses

Our residential courses run for four full days and five nights. They are designed for all levels of ability, from the experienced potter to the complete beginner, and have one object in mind – to inspire your creativity by learning about and working with the wonderful medium of clay. We will be throwing, hand building, slab rolling and more!

The classes are every morning between 10 am and 1 pm and in the afternoons from 3 – 5 pm. They will cover all the essential skills in throwing and turning.

The price includes breakfast, lunch and dinner (except for two free evenings to visit a local pub or restaurant for dinner) There is also one free afternoon to explore the local area independently.

Guests arrive after 3 pm on Sunday and depart on Friday afternoon.

The courses are limited to six people, but we also welcome partners who would like to enjoy a relaxing holiday in our beautiful home without participating in the pottery. (Please enquire about costs in this case.)

Event Details

  • Start Date: Sunday 5th April 2020
  • End Date: Friday 10th April 2020
  • Duration: 5 Nights 4 days


Sunday Arrival 6pm
Dinner and Drinks

Monday – Wednesday -10am – 1pm and 3pm – 5pm
Thursday 10am – 1pm
Friday 10am – 12
Departure 1pm

The classes are every morning between 10 am and 1 pm and in the afternoons from 3 – 5 pm. They will cover all the essential skills in throwing and glazing.

What's Included

A relaxing holiday to unwind your mind in the stunning Glen of Imaal.

We use a wide range of high-quality materials. And the small size of the groups – up to six people – enables the sessions to be individually tailored to personal interests and skills.

We aim to fill the large-fired kiln on the last day of the course. You will select up to 3 pieces to be fired and glazed and then delivered to you later (postal charges apply). Any additional pieces fired and glazed will be charged at €15 per kg per firing.

Breakfast and lunch are included each day and three evenings. We will suggest local eateries for the other two nights.


The cost of the course is

  • €1512 for a superior double/twin *
  • €1432 for a double/twin *
  • €1325 for a shared mezzanine room
  • €675 for a partner sharing a room and not participating in the course

*Prices are on the basis of two people sharing and both participating in the course. For single occupancy supplement or other family members, please enquire.


Liz Walsh

Liz Walsh is a designer and maker behind 29 Bride Street. With a background in fine art, design, ceramics and textiles, Liz set up Bride Street in 2018.

She has taught ceramics for many years in the liberties.

Lisa Wilkinson

Lisa is queenbee of The elbowroom in Dublin and The elbowroom escape in Wicklow. She is the proverbial Duracell Bunny, teacher, potter, gardener, baker, health enthusiast and passionate foodie. But first and foremost, proud mother to two fabulous children.

The elbowroom escape is also Lisa's home and she can be often spotted knee-deep in some kind of muck, hosting retreats, writing or brewing a variety of concoctions in her cabin.

She built her pottery studio after studying in Dublin and has been focusing on throwing the tableware for the kitchens and guests at The escape.


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