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Base of operations: Ireland -- Number of InfoHub client requests accepted: 65
We are a network of accomplished artists and craft workers, who run workshops and courses in our own specially adapted studios. We offer a wide choice of disciplines including ceramics; woodcarving; chair making; bronze casting; photography; painting; drawing and sculpture; children's art workshops, and others.

The Atlantic coast and rugged mountains of West Cork are regarded as an arts and crafts haven, attracting some of Ireland's top practitioners. Our teachers are highly regarded in their fields, and most studios are in beautiful rural locations. Most of us are members of the Crafts Council of Ireland, West Cork Craft and Design Guild, Cork Art and Design or Visual Artists Ireland.
Questions and Answers
A group of crafts teachers offering classes and courses in their studios across West Cork, Ireland.

1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?

2002 we formed the group, including potters, wood carvers, chair making and fine arts.

2. What is your company's mission?

To provide top quality crafts teaching in a range of disciplines to visitors and local enthusiasts.

3. What does your company specialize in?

Pottery, chair making, wood carving, photography, glass fusing, print and mixed media.

4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?

Adrian Wistreich, Ben Russell and Alison Ospina have all been professional craftspeople in West Cork for ten years or more, teaching in their studios.

5. What is your most popular travel package and why?

Weekend craft courses for international visitors, particularly pottery, chair-making and photography, which form part of tour itineraries.

6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?

Adrian is a wonderful tutor, patient, amusing and very talented. It was a fun day but I also learned a lot about pottery. In 3 hours we made three artefacts and I was proud of them! Being able to view the gallery with the wonderful display was a bonus.

Vacation Packages offered by supplier M17076
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Green Wood Chairs Green Wood Chairs 10% off.

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Design and make your own Eco friendly, green wood chair in the beautiful West Cork countryside, using locally coppiced hazel.

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Folk art
EUR 185 Ireland

SLR Users Photography Workshop SLR Users Photography Workshop

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Learn to get the most out of your SLR camera, with a day of inspiring tuition and picture taking, in a stunning location.

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EUR 75 Ireland

3-Day Woodcarving Foundation Course 3-Day Woodcarving Foundation Course 10% off.

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Get a comprehensive introduction to woodcarving skills in a cosy studio in the West Cork mountains!

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Vacation School
Decorative arts
EUR 240 Ireland

One-to-One Photography Tuition One-to-One Photography Tuition

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Expert photography tuition in sublime surroundings, perfectly pitched just for you and your camera.

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EUR 130 Ireland
Reviews and Comments
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 1  Jeremy Irons, actor Woodcarving with Ben Russell 2008-03-09
I spent three memorable days learning how to carve wood, and that remains for me a very rare time

 2  Steve Smith Woodcarving with Ben Russell 2008-03-09
I had a great time studying carving those three days and hope to get back soon. The most important point to be made is that you inspire your learners to want to ... view more know more. That may seem to some as a end product to every educational endeavor but few teachers strive to achieve that outcome. I am glad I had the chance to learn from you and feel that the assumptions I made early on from reading the articles were correct.

 3  Margaret Kelleher Woodcarving with Ben Russell 2008-03-09
The best three days for a long time - as good as a holiday