Arran Street East Pottery Launches New Weaving Studio And A Creative Hub In West Cork

Arran Street East, the handmade pottery company, has opened a new weaving production and teaching studio in a second location in Dublin’s markets area, at 43 Arran Street East. The newly launched textile collection is handmade by a master weaver on traditional floor looms on site in the Dublin studio and comprises cushions and throws carefully designed and made to last a lifetime.  The collection mirrors the popular Arran Street East aesthetic in its colourways and minimal pattern, using  100% wool from Donegal Yarns to reflect the subtle shades and specks found in the ceramic glazes, also ensuring the collection is sustainably made and locally sourced.  In keeping with Arran Street East’s goal of both making and teaching traditional crafts, weaving courses will start during May in the Dublin studio, and will be of interest to people who would like to try their hand on a frame loom.

Arran Street East is also set to open a new Creative Hub this summer, located in the seaside village of Schull in West Cork. The Hub will be a centre for making and learning traditional crafts, and will offer pottery, weaving, and baking courses in a beautifully restored barn located behind the Main Street in Schull.  Set within a tree-filled space that takes in the beautiful views of Schull harbour, the Hub adjoins the busy Food and Craft Market that takes place every Sunday and will add to the abundance of creativity which already thrives on the Mizen peninsula.

Best-known for their excellent craftsmanship and throwing on pottery wheels, the potters enjoy sharing their expert craft and skill with the public by offering year-round workshops and courses, with pottery wheel and hand building options.  With the launching of the new weaving studio, the public will shortly be offered courses in weaving in as well.

Both locations in Dublin and in Schull, West Cork will offer a programme of workshops this summer. The workshops that will be available range from two-hour, full day, or 7-week evening courses with prices ranging from €65 to €340. Baking workshops will be exclusive to the new location at Schull, West Cork, while pottery wheel and hand building workshops, as well as frame-weaving workshops, will be available in both the Dublin and Schull premises on a year-round basis.

For more information on the collection and workshops visit www.arranstreeteast.ie.  Keep up to date on all the latest news and announcements on Instagram and Facebook.