Evening Courses

Morning & Evening Classes in South Dublin



 All Levels

Start Date

September 20th  September 22nd



Robert Marciniak    Valerie Coombes

Course Overview


This course has been designed to suit the needs of the individual. It is aimed at all levels of experience – beginners, improvers and the more advanced. Beginners are catered for in a sub group and the more experienced are tutored individually in pursuit of their personal projects.

On the course, the following ceramic skills are taught – comprehensive hand building methods (pinch, coil and slab, work with moulds, sculptural modelling and carving), basic throwing at the wheel, glazing and decoration.

Emphasis is put on fostering lively creative individuality. Using the skills they have been taught, students can expect to make attractive functional/decorative pots, objects, and if wished, sculptures.

Course materials are supplied by the school including clay, glazes, oxides etc, modelling tools and ceramic equipment.

Students need to bring a notebook and pen, an apron or old shirt and a small towel (hand cream is advised if you have dry skin). During the course, students will be encouraged to collect personally interesting reference images and find objects and cloths/fabrics for making texture in their own work.


Valerie Coombes

The tutor, Valerie Coombes, ANCAD, PTA, set up this Pottery class in 1979. Valerie also did her Teaching Practice year in Cabinteely Community Day School whilst studying for her teaching qualification in NCAD. Valerie has over 30 years’ experience teaching Fine Art and Craft to a full spectrum of age groups – Adults, Secondary, Post Leaving Cert and Primary, both in the Community School, VEC and private sectors. She is renowned for her unique teaching methods in classes and workshops.

Book your place on a Class

Book Monday Evening

Robert Marciniak


7.30 – 9.45pm
(10 weeks)


Book Wednesday Evening

Valerie Coombes


7.15 – 9.45pm
(10 weeks)