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Base of operations: Ireland
The pottery was established in 2000 and has taught many hundreds of people in the last seventeen years (1100 in 2017 alone). Adrian Wistreich, owner and teacher at the pottery, has a degree in ceramics, and has been Chairman of West Cork Calling, Director of Kinsale Arts Festival, Chairman of Hands on West Cork, member of Visual Artists Ireland, The National Sculpture Factory and Ceramics Ireland.
1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?
11 years. Started in 2000.
2. What is your company's mission?
To offer visitors a hands-on craft experience and education in a beautiful setting and relaxed environment.
3. What does your company specialize in?
Teaching ceramics and pottery techniques to adults.
4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?
Adrian Wistreich, Ceramic Artist. After more than 20 years of corporate life in London, working as a publisher and research consultant, I left the rat-race to pursue my ambition of becoming an artist and teacher. I completed a diploma in Ceramics and Design at Hackney College of Art, London, moved to Kinsale with my family and set-up the M15343. My desire to teach comes from my experience as a communicator, I have learned to find and stimulate the artist in us all, regardless of our experience of art.
5. What is your most popular travel package and why?
One-day and weekend crafts courses at M15343, combined with local 5 star accommodation at Friars Lodge offer value for money, top quality and enormous fun.
6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?
I'd recommend M15343 to anyone interested in crafts. I did a week summer school from 10-5pm mon-fri in ceramics and pottery and had no idea what was involved. Had a great week though and made some great new friends. You can try and make anything your imagination allows so I would advise people to be as creative as they want! Thanks for a great week!!!
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