This excellent ceramics workshop outside of Kinsale sells beautiful, original items of pottery from delicate tea sets and tableware to ornamental masks. The shop is full of surprises, and prices aren’t too steep for the quality of what’s on offer. A two-floor gallery always has some interesting pieces on display. If you’re looking for an alternative way to spend a day or more, the workshop also runs pottery courses where you can learn the basics of the craft and go home with your own creations. Prices start at around €40 for a half-day adult course (plus the cost of shipping what you've made after it's fired, finished, and glazed, if you're unable to pick it up in person a week later). All materials are included in the price, as is lunch for the adult courses. From Pearse Street in Kinsale, turn left at the junction with the Blue Haven hotel on your right, then follow signs to Bandon and Innishannon. Take this road up the big hill, past the Kinsale sports ground, and look for signs to Kinsale Pottery on the left.