Lagganstown first studio open day

When Lagganstown held a community gathering to celebrate the restoration of the local handball alley next door to our studio we were invited to take part. We held our first studio open day to coincide with the festivities.

Aisling Egan, Brigid Teehan and Violeta Pserackaite ran workshops for local children. The kids were taught techniques in felting, sewing, clay moulding and got to take home pieces they made such as dreamcatchers.

Violeta's felting workshop

Aisling Egan mentoring local children in sewing
Many older visitors were former pupils of the school, who related to us colourful anecdotes of their experience there. Punitive discipline imposed by the teachers on them for rather slight misdemeanors featured quite often in their reminisces, though these were tempered with plenty of humor, even fondness.