Pottery Classes

Pottery Classes are held at Busy Bee Ceramics which is run by Brenda McGinn and located in Glaslough Village, a 5 minute walk from The Lodge at Castle Leslie Estate. Brenda and her team have a shop and also provide onsite pottery classes for individuals and groups.  They make all the pottery themselves including the pottery you are painting which makes it a truly Irish product. They have ranges of pottery – “Strawberries & Cream”, “Bragan Blue ” (named after the local Bragan bog) and their new “Vintage Blue”.  Brenda has designed her products around tableware and has created bespoke products. All her pieces are individually made from high fired stoneware clay making them durable and perfect to use in the dishwasher, oven, and microwave.

When you visit her pottery studio you get to become a potter and learn something brand new!  It’s a great way to spend a day with family and friends.

Classes & Events

Adults:     €30.00 – €50.00 per person

Kids:         €15.00 – €25.00 per child

Baby Shower:   Paint baby booties and baby mugs.    €25.00 per person

Children’s Birthday Party:  Enjoy a fun birthday party at Busy Bee Ceramics, whether it’s painting a piece of pottery or making your own on our potter’s wheel it will be a birthday party with a difference. We can also organise pizza in Daybreak after you finish making your masterpiece.   €15.00 – €18.00 per child

Potty Hen Party: A fun filled hen party to enjoy with your family & friends decorating your personalised plates, mugs & bowls.  All the participants can sign a piece of pottery, a keepsake for the hen.  Throw a pot on the potter’s wheel with our expert help.  The pottery studio is decorated for your hen party. Bring your own bubbly.  A trophy is presented for the best masterpiece.  All “Masterpieces “ are returned within 2/3 weeks by courier or can be collected at the studio.  Everyone will receive a busy bee ceramics “Master Potter Certificate”.

€25.00 per person

Potty Families: Have a fun filled 3 hour half day pottery session for your family and get creative! Busy Bee Ceramics provide everything you need and their expert potter will guide you how to throw pots on the Potter’s Wheel. You will have their studio to yourselves and you choose your favourite 2 pots each and they will glaze them and send them to you when they are ready

€250 based on 2 adults & 2 kids (extra person/s €20 each & extra items €10, postage extra)

Potty Pals: Enjoy something completely different and immerse yourself in a world of creativity and fun with your friends! This half day,3-hour package is the perfect way to unwind and explore your creativity. Busy Bee Ceramics provide full tuition & materials as you learn the art of throwing on the Potter’s wheel. If you like to paint, they also have a selection of mugs & bowls to choose from. Pick your favourite 2 pots and they will return them to you glazed.

€350 based on 6 adults (postage will incur an additional charge , extra pots are €20 each).

Potteries Pour Deux: Enjoy 2 hours learning a new skill on the Potter’s wheels. Pottery is known to be therapeutic in its nature and your time spent at the studio with your partner will be engaging and fun. Full tuition and materials are given to encourage you and your loved one to get creative this Summer! 2 of your “Favourite Masterpieces” will be glazed and returned by post – A Memorable keepsake of your holidays with them.

€120 – (postage will incur an additional charge , extra pots are €20 each).

Potteries Pour Deux Deluxe:  Spend a 3 hour half day workshop with Busy Bee Ceramics learning the art of the potter’s wheel.

€200 – (postage will incur an additional charge , extra pots are €20 each).


BUSY BEE CERAMICS is abiding by COVID-19 Guidelines and your BOOKING will be the only one held in their studio at that timeslot.


Opening Times

10am to 6pm, Wednesday to Saturday (closed 1-2) and 12pm to 5pm on Sunday.

Private parties can be arranged in the evening outside of these hours (minimum no. 10).


To make a booking, please contact;

T: +353 861080738 /  +353 47 70687, E: brenda@busybeeceramics.ie


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