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Event Series Event Series: Shape the Clay | Adult Workshop

Hunt Museum Studio, a  new space in the Museum, is dedicated to creative expression in clay. Throughout August,  LSAD ceramic students; Catriona, Gary and Paul will facilitate workshops for young people and adults, where participants will try out the studio’s pottery wheels and learn new skills through hand building activities.

Clay Based workshops will run Every Wednesday, from 3rd – 24th of August.
Morning workshops : 10 am – 12 pm
Evening workshops: 2pm – 4 pm
Cost: 10 Euro per person
Location: Hunt Museum Studios

All Materials provided, It is advised to bring an apron or wear old clothes as each workshop provides participant`s with the opportunity to have some messy fun, trialing the pottery wheel.

Contact information
Email: education@huntmuseum.com
Phone: 061 490089

Sgraffito workshops

Theme : Ancient Greek Artefacts
Date: Wednesday 4th of August
Time : 10 am – 12 pm & 2 pm – 4 pm


Take inspiration from our Ancient Greek collection to create some unique carved tiles using Sgraffito ceramic techniques. Sgraffito translates from Italian to mean “to Scratch”, it is a pottery decorating technique that involves scratching off parts of painted clay to create  contrasting images, patterns and textures.

Coiled pots inspired by our Medieval pottery collection

Theme: Pottery from the 13th – 17th Century
Date: Wednesday 10th of August
Time :  10am – 12pm   & 2pm  – 4pm


Learn how to create ceramic jugs, similar to those in the Hunt`s pottery collection , which showcases a wide range of ceramic jugs dating from the 13th – 17th Century. During this workshop you will learn how to create pots using coiling techniques which is a method of shaping clay into vessels without the use of a pottery wheel. It is an ancient pottery technique that has been used by many cultures of the world including  Africa, Greece, China and Native America. 

Participants will also have the opportunity to try their hand at throwing pots on the pottery wheel so that they can compare the two different  methodologies.


Medieval Bell workshops

Medieval Bells

Date: Wednesday 17th of August
Times: 10 am – 12 pm & 2pm- 4 pm


The new Hunt Museum Studios will host a Clay through the Ages special for Heritage Week. It will see participants construct bells in air drying clay, decorated with medieval forms found in the collection using coloured slip. The workshop will start with a guided tour of the Hunt Museum’s ceramic art to travel through time and learn how clay was used throughout history. The tour will explore a variety of techniques used to make and decorate clay based objects from a range of time periods. Participants will learn about development of technologies and styles over time and how this has influenced how ceramic objects are made, used, kept and loved. Participants will then connect to our medieval handbells on display in the Summer exhibition – The Artefacts Project and create and decorate their own bell.

Chasse Reliquary Caskets

Theme : Chasse, Reliquary Box
Dates: Wednesday 24th of August
Times: 10am -12pm  & 2pm – 4pm


Design your own house shaped casket, similar to the Chasse, Reliquary caskets seen in the hunt collection, using slab building ceramic techniques. These elegant caskets are intricately designed with incisions which can be replicated on your ceramic slabs.

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The Hunt Museum

The Custom House, Rutland Street
Limerick, V94 EV8A Ireland

Phone: 061 312 833


hunt museum
Phone: 061 490089
Email: education@huntmuseum.com
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