Ballycross Apple Farm

 

 

The Fairy Houses in

various stages

 

 


 

The workshop.

 

 

 

 







Halloween Workshop:







Fairy House Work Shop

 

 

The Ceramic Fairy House Workshop Dates Season 2017

 

See booking page for more details.

 

Bank holiday Monday June 5th  Fairy Door Workshop

July 2nd Sunday: Fairy House workshop:

July 16 Sunday: Fairy Door Workshop

August 5th : Fairy hOuse Workshop

August 12th:Fairy Door Workshop

August 20th Fairy Door Workshop

October 8th :Pumpkin Tealight Workshop

October 29th Fairy House Workshop

November 2nd Thursday: Ceramic Christmas Angel Decoration

Novenber 5th Sunday : Ceramic Christmas Angel T light holder

 

 

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL, The workshop is held on Ballycross Apple Farm, Entry fee is included for one child and one adult in the workshop price. Normal entry fees apply to other family members.

 

 

These workshops are more suited to adults or children with adult help where you can have hours of fun creating something very special and unique.The emphasis of the work shop is building with Clay

 

 

The workshop involves receiving a rolled out piece of clay and some tools from which they will mould, carve and cut, to create their very own Fairy House, Angel or Bird house Parents bringing children to do the work shop must remain with them for the duration .

 

 

The workshop starts at 1pm sharp and everyone makes the basic form. Then a break for approximately 30 to 40 minutes, then back to work to decorate your pieces. Finishing time approximately 5pm

 

 

Price of workshop to make a small Fairy House Pumpkin or Christmas Angel:

 

 

Bird House workshop please add €15 to each of the prices below.

 

 

Option 1 €55 (€50 to Seasonn Pass holders)

 

Price includes:

 

Your Clay and tools to make the house.

 

 

Sanding, painting, glazing and two kiln firings.( carried out by Liz) piece is completed it will stay with us to dry. It will be firstly brushed down to remove any loose pieces and then it is fired to 1000 degrees , this takes approximatel 24hours in total . Your house will then be sanded, handpainted with underglazes . Your house is then dipped in glaze and then fired to 1220 degrees . ( Some parents have asked can their children paint them for firing but i'm afraid not reason being the clay needs to be fired before painting they cannot paint them on the day ) This takes on average three to four weeks, Pieces may then be collected from the farm.

 

 

Option 2 €45 (€40 to Season pass holders)

 

 

As a above, the Fairy House etc. is Fired once to 1000 degrees and children have an earthenware House (not suitable for outside which they can collect and paint themselves with Acrylic paints.

 

 

Option 3: €115 (€110 to season pass holders)

 

Two great afternoons for kids on long summer breaks or who pay regular visits to the area.

 

 

Fairy house etc Making And Painting Workshops

 

This is a double workshop where children /adults carry out the building of the house but in this workshop the house is not fired before adding colour . A different technique is used. The pieces are painted with a clay slip with a coloured underglaze added.They are then allowed to dry before firing.

 

 

To book please send an email to Liz on e.von.e@icloud.com with all your contact details and how many you would like to book and what weekend dates you would be interesed in. or alternatively you can book on line below by clicking the book now button..

 

 

Payment in full is required on booking.

 

Classes usually vary in size but I like to have a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 10

 

 

Enquiries for Workshops for events such as parties even a creative ladies group are welcome .

 

 

 

See L o V E Ceramics - Handmade Crafts and Jewellery for handmade craft items available at Ballycross Apple Farm ,Also please like my page when you visit it and you will receive updates on work shops etc.

 

 

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