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Ceramics Inspired by Nature, 4 Aug - Experience AND 2023

WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre, 78 Ballydrain Road, Comber, County Down, BT23 6EA
Ceramic by Nature by artist Sharon Regan


Part of Experience Ards and North Down 2023. Click here to see the full programme. 

A one day, and an optional second day, experience for those with an interest in ceramics and nature. The  second workshop will see you through to completion by decorating the fired ceramic piece you created in workshop 1/Day 1.

Day 1, Friday 4 August: 10am–3pm
This experience begins with morning tea/coffee, drinking in the breathtaking views of Strangford Lough and Scrabo Tower silhouetted on the horizon seen from the café at WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre

Guests will then be taught how to create a stunning ceramic relief of the view in front of them by artist Sharon Regan. They will be shown simple methods to create a professional result by layering background, foreground and birds they observe to create a journey for the eye within the finished piece. After the experience finishes there is an opportunity to visit the wildlife reserve and connect with nature. 

Day 2, Friday 11 August (Optional): 10am–3pm
The reliefs have now been fired and during this session participants will be guided through the
decoration of their piece.
There will be the option of how to decorate with acrylics if participants want to take home their piece at the end of the day and another option if they would like their piece glazed, which would then be collected one week later.

There are various ticket options for this experience:
1 DAY ONLY, PLUS POSTAGE TO UK | £45 PER PERSON (workshop only)
2 DAYS, PLUS COLLECTION | £80       


Things to note
Over 16's only.
No previous ceramics experience needed.
Lunch is not included but guests are invited to use the on site café or bring their own lunch.

Castle Espie is an accessible site however if visitors wish to walk around the reserve there may be some paths that prove challenging. 
If guests have a particular accessible questions you are encouraged to call Castle Espie on +44 (0)28 9187 4146 and chat to their staff.

Terms and conditions
Terms and Conditions apply

Getting there
By car from Belfast: Follow A22 to Comber. Castle Espie is signposted from Comber. Parking is available at Castle Espie.
By bus from Belfast. Ulsterbus service 511 runs from Belfast to Comber where it is a c2.5 mile walk or taxi to Castle Espie. See Translink for timetable.



Online booking fee applies.

All details subject to change.

Current covid restrictions will apply

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
2 DAY, PLUS POSTAGE TO UK | £85£85.00 per ticket
2 DAYS, PLUS COLLECTION£80.00 per ticket
DAY 1, PLUS POSTAGE TO UK£45.00 per ticket

There are various ticket options for this experience:
1 DAY ONLY, PLUS POSTAGE TO UK | £45 PER PERSON (workshop only)
2 DAYS, PLUS COLLECTION | £80       

No concessions.
Booking Fee applies.

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