On the 3rd September we took our third slip casting workshop at Tory Bush Cottages situated at the foothills of the Mourne Mountains. We had a full group with one lovely lady coming all the way from Austria to join in on the Creative Weekend.


We began the morning session with an introduction to slip casting, explaining and demonstrating the industrial yet creative process that I use to create my work. We then all got to work on our own bottle casting into pre prepared moulds using fine bone china.

While the bottles remained in the moulds for a couple of hours we got started on another technique in which we used plaster and underglaze to create a unique bone china tile.

After a beautifully prepared lunch by Claire we were then able to take our bottles out of the moulds, and after a little cleaning and sponging, apply our own hand painted surface pattern.

Everyone did such an amazing job on their bottles and tiles, the results speak for themselves...


The bottles and tiles have all been taken away to my studio where they will go through a bisc and glaze firing. The bottles can be used either as a functional flower vase, or milk jug or a lovely piece to remember your weekend at the Mournes!

Our next Creative Weekend in The Mournes is on the 15th October and spaces are filling up fast.


1 nights accommodation at Tory Bush Cottages
2 workshops (ceramics and print)
Home cooked meals for the duration of your stay
Refreshments during workshop
Ph Claire 07866928846 or David 02843724348
or message us at the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CreativeWeekendsMournes/

All of the above for just £185