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Ballymorris Pottery and Pottery School

Cratloe, South Clare

Arts and Crafts
Gift Shopping
Cool For Kids
Free To Visit

Ballymorris Pottery and Pottery School is set in a 17th-century farmyard not far from the banks of the River Shannon and easy to find just off the N18. It welcomes both international and local visitors to view the stunning pottery made on-site. Or, have a go at creating your own piece within the pottery school.

At Ballymorris Pottery, you can find a beautiful selection of handmade stoneware pottery and ceramics. They specialise in bespoke pieces made to order, and their style is classic and contemporary, using positive shapes and strong colours to create distinctive imagery, often using spiral sgraffito decoration.

The Pottery School runs pottery parties for all ages, regular pottery classes, summer camps, school tours and team-building events – fun activities to suit all. Each event is tailored to make the occasion suit your needs.

Pottery Parties are not just a great children’s party idea, creating pottery is a wonderfully therapeutic and social activity for adults too. Great for hen parties, office parties, or just a night out with a difference. Don’t worry if you’re not an “artist” the tutors have plenty of ideas and inspiration.

Beautiful Baby prints are created too at the pottery. Booking is always advised.


  • Beautiful stoneware pottery
  • Pottery parties
  • Team-building Events
  • Baby prints
  • Pottery classes
  • Bespoke work made to order

Good to know

Admission: Free to visit, with an opportunity to buy craft items or book a class.

Open months: Open year-round. Visit their website for detailed opening times.

Visit duration: Shopping 30 minutes. Classes and parties are 90 to 120 minutes

Suitability for younger children: Ideally suited.

Cool for kids: Parties are perfect for ages five and upwards. Handprints at any age. 

Rainy days: All indoor.

Assistance/guide dogs: permitted.

Toilet facilities: on-site

Accessibility: Partially wheelchair-accessible. No wheelchair-accessible toilets. 

Gift shop: Pottery, ceramics, ceramic jewellery.

Picnics: Four picnic benches

Groups: Groups of up to 50 children for school tours can be pre-booked. Groups of up to 30 adults can be pre-booked

Parking: Free car parking on-site. Limited space for coaches.

Important Note: Details are subject to change. It is always advisable to check the opening dates, times and prices on their website or directly with them before visiting or booking.

About Cratloe


The village of Cratloe is nestled at the foot of Woodcock Hill and is surrounded by forests and scenic walking trails.