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Craft Training 2019-11-05T10:25:37+00:00

Thank you to everyone who attended courses at Stoneware Studios in 2019. We hope you enjoyed them as much as we did. Our schedule for 2020 will be posted here shortly and we look forward to another busy year at Stoneware Studios. In the meantime if training or advice is needed please contact us on 024-90117. 

In addition to providing a full technical backup service, Stoneware Studios also offer practical courses in craft skills.

Training days are customised to our customers needs whether project specific or general interest. Training is primarily conducted on-site but can also be scheduled at our workshops in Youghal, Co. Cork.

All of our courses are practical, craft training, professionally instructed by the international leaders in the appropriate craft field.

Short, half-day courses are particularly valuable for the contractor embarking on a restoration or conservation project. We also welcome beginners, with no trade experience, who plan to participate or oversee their own restoration project.

Please contact our office to discuss your training requirements.

Stoneware Studios hosted ‘Lime in Renovation’ training day at Ballymaloe Cookery School in East Cork. Blessed with a beautiful sunny day, we were able to give all elements of the course, demonstrations & presentations in the open air. With some great hospitality by Darina Allen and her excellent team the day was very enjoyable.

As a member of the Building Limes Forum Ireland, Stoneware Studios actively participate in the promotion of the use of Lime and other appropriate conservation materials. We regularly attend events, for example in Tramore, Co. Waterford, where over 70 delegates attended a one-day seminar of talks and demonstrations.- for more info.

Course title: Using Lime in Renovation with Stoneware Studios

Time: 10am to 4.30pm Location: Stoneware Studios, Pillmore, Youghal, Co. Cork Cost: €100 Detail: A practical course suitable for owners, builders and architects to gain an understanding of using lime in the repair of old buildings. We will cover the traditional skills of repairing and restoring with lime mortars, renders, plasters and lime-wash. There will be practical demonstrations, talks and lots of interaction and discussion to have all your questions on using lime answered. The course will be led by Hugh Dorrian, who is the founder of Stoneware Studios, one of the leading suppliers of conservation materials in Ireland. Hugh is a graduate from the European School of Conservation in San Servola, Venice and has many years practical experience of conservation and restoration. F.A.Q.’s: • What should I wear/bring? There will be an opportunity to participate in some of our demonstrations so if you would like to get stuck in, bring some older clothes and shoes. Practical demonstrations take place largely outside and although we don’t plan to get wet please bring practical warm clothes, even in summer. If working with Lime, please bring protective clothing, safety glasses, wellington boots and waterproof gloves. Tools and Personal Protective Equipment will be provided if required. • What’s included in cost of course? Lunch & tea breaks. • How do I get there? – find us HERE or call 024-90117. • How do I book? Please send payment in full to Stoneware Studios, Pillmore, Youghal, Co. Cork with your full contact details and desired course date. If you would like to pay on-line by credit card please e-mail us at All payments will be acknowledged in writing.