A Gathering of Music, Mud and Clay Dragons
Come and join the Boghill Gathering along with many guests that have attended workshops at Boghill over the last 20 years. The Boghill Centre is celebrating its 20th birthday with a series of extra special Gathering Workshops – adults and family weeks – concluding in a Bumper Birthday Party on the 10th August.
Ceramics Workshop Weeks
Explore your creative skills in The Boghill Centre Pottery
Ceramics workshops for all levels of experience and ability
28th July – 3rd August
4th August – 10th August
Thse workshops are intended to give absolute beginners and improvers the skills to create something magical, functional, obscure, weird, practical or anything you fancy. Even if you have never touched clay in your life, with the help of our experienced ceramicist you can create whatever you want. (Well almost!) All photographs are of participants’ work who have had no previous experience with clay!
The clay we use is dug straight from our own land, then hand prepared awaiting your creations. If anybody is interested in this process, volunteers are always welcome – wellies will be provided…) At the end of the week you will be going home with not only your own work but also a whole week of experience and fun memories. Spaces are limited to six people.
The week begins on Sunday with an evening meal and finishes after breakfast on Saturday. Workshops take place every morning Monday to Fridaywith our 2 resident potters – Siobain O’Brien, BA Ceramics and Cari Ryan with 25 years of teaching pottery. Afternoons are left free to explore the countryside, search for creative inspiration or dip into one of the other activities going on at Boghill. So you can experience a bit of our natural landscape, included in the week is a guided Burren walk or a Nature Watching tour at the Cliffs of Moher and optional trips/activities will be organised each afternoon with recommendations made on sight seeing. In the late afternoon there will be a Ceramics Studio session with a chance to complete work, prepare creations for the kiln, or help with the technical side of clay processing. Evenings can spent in sessions in the local pubs (a minibus will go out each evenng), relaxing with a good book or whatever takes your fancy!
The Ceramics Workshops will run at the same time as the Traditional Irish Music Workshops (ear plugs are optional!!) and the Eco Experience week offering participants an opportunity to dip into modules other than their chosen focus at no extra cost – have a look at the programmes on offer.
At Boghill we seek to foster a community ethos and all guests are encouraged to make themselves at home – even help with the washing up if they like! The meals are vegetarian – for those meat eaters amongst you – you won’t even notice the absence of meat.
Prices: One week workshop with hostel accommodation 495 euro
One week workshop with private room 567 euro
One week workshop with twin en-suite rooms 567 euro per person
(to convert from euro into other currency see side bar converter)
The price includes accommodation, meals, tuition, refrehments, full facilities and one afternoon tour/walk in the Burren National Park (now a Geopark).
The Boghill Centre has at the centre of all its products a commitment to minimal impact on the earth. To this end it has a strong environmental ethos built into its management and practices. See Eco Policies. This product is about appreciating and using our natural resources to best effect. The operation of the product also benefits the local community by employing local guides/tutors, using local produce, promoting and showcasing other eco products in the area and visiting traditional rural pubs.