4-day Intensive Throwing Workshop with Fiona Shannon

Join experienced local potter Fiona Shannon at Flowerfield Arts Centre during August Craft Month to learn the basics of throwing on the Pottery wheel. In this 4-day Masterclass you will learn and improve upon the basics of throwing on the pottery wheel. You will also master techniques to refine your work such as trimming the bases, adding handles, spouts and textures to your pots. If you already have experience working in clay and wish to improve upon your skills Fiona will happily demonstrate and assist you with this.

Fiona Shannon is currently the Artist in Residence as Flowerfield Arts Centre. Fiona holds a BA Hons Degree in Contemporary Applied Arts from University of Ulster, Belfast and a Diploma in Ceramic Skills and Design from the prestigious Thomastown Pottery, Kilkenny.

This series of workshops will run:
Tuesday 23 August, 10:00 – 16:00
Wednesday 24 August, 10:00 – 16:00
Thursday 25 August, 10:00 – 16:00
Friday 26 August, 10:00 – 15:00

£210 includes materials and kiln firings (up to 3 bags of clay, any additional clay can be purchased for a small additional fee).

Presented as part of Causeway Craft Trail Showcase and August Craft Month.

Come along to:

Flowerfield Arts Centre
185 Coleraine Road
BT55 7HU


Hearing-impaired infra-red system in the auditorium and induction loop at our Box Office/reception. Guide dog, Hearing dogs and Registered Assistance Dogs are welcome to our venue, including the auditorium. Wheelchair access is available throughout the building and our auditorium for wheelchair seats/transfers. We have a low-level counter at our Box Office and Visitor Information desk. We have adapted toilets on our ground floor immediately behind our reception and also on our first floor. A lift is available from our ground floor to our first floor.


Bookings can be made online, here.
By Telephone – 028 7083 1400
In Person at Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart

Contact info and social media links:

Event website




Contact info@flowerfield.org if you have any questions.


All August Craft Month events are run independently by the event organisers. For questions regarding the event please contact this event organiser directly.

As COVID guidelines may change between now and the time of each event please check back for updated information, or contact the event organiser directly. Stay safe!

Event Details

Start Date: Aug 23

Start Time: 10:00 am

End Date: Aug 26

End Time: 4:00 pm

Location: Co. Derry/Londonderry

Type: Workshop

Price: £210 includes materials and kiln firings

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