Activity Name: Mount Brandon Pottery School
Proprietor: Carmen Wenner
Address: Mount Brandon Cottages, Tinnahinch, Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny.
Phone: 085 1108257
The pottery school is run by Carmen Wenner, who fell in love with Graiguenamanagh while on holiday in 1990.
After many years teaching pottery classes in the VEC, Carmen who is a qualified potter registered with the Crafts Council of Ireland, fulfilled her ambition to run her own pottery school in 2015. The school is located in Tinnahinch, adjoining the yellow cottages (Mount Brandon self-catering cottages).
The pottery studio was built in 2013 and caters for all ages and skill levels. Carmen teaches adults as well as children. The evening classes run all year round, but there are also summer camps and once-off taster classes. No matter whether you want to experiment with the various handbuilding techniques or throw on the potter’s wheel, you are guaranteed an enjoyable experience in an airy studio. One word of warning: once you’ve been bitten by the clay bug, there is no going back! It is an addictive hobby!
Carmen also produces her own range of pottery which will make the perfect souvenir or gift – feel free to browse.