The Arklow Pottery Heritage Project team is hosting an event to celebrate the rich heritage of the Arklow Pottery on Sunday 21st August, in conjunction with Heritage Week 2022.
A series of activities will take place in St. Mary’s Park on Main Street between 12 noon and 4pm aimed at engaging all ages. There will be an accessible exhibition of historical pottery photos running all day, and Brittas Bay Antiques will be showcasing some of their Arklow Pottery. Join in with the ‘Great Estuary Walk & Talk’ with historian Jim Rees at 3pm to hear more about the significance of the River to Arklow life including the potteries. Antiques expert Chantal Fortune will be running an Antiques Roadshow style ‘Show & Tell’ event where you are invited to bring along your pieces of Arklow Pottery to chat with her and find out more about their origins.
Children and families are especially encouraged to come along and engage with the heritage of Arklow Pottery and learn something new – there will be Willow Pattern Plate Painting and a ‘Design a Pattern’ competition running all day. To celebrate Water Heritage Day The Colour Club are hosting a Watercolour Workshop, and there will be a Wet ‘n Wild Water activity station set up where children can have some watery fun, supported by the Local Authority Waters Programme. Wicklow Local Sports Partnership have also supplied some Giant Games for families to enjoy during the event.
All activities are free and to find out more visit the Arklow Town Team Facebook page where full details are available.