Susan Herlihy established Craftyhands Pottery Studio in 2006. The studio is based in the Courtyard, Main Street Midleton. which makes it very accessible. It was developed as a creative space for the whole community to use through various classes and workshops. She teaches all areas of ceramics in the studio from slip casting, hand building, wheel throwing and various ceramic techniques. Susan caters for those of you who only want to ‘drop in’ and paint a pot and also for those of you who would like to join a more structured class and learn about clay in depth. Susan is regularly a guest teacher at primary & secondary schools, youth organisations and private groups. Susan also has a strong relationship with various mental health units in the cork area, she thoroughly enjoys working with residential and day visitors to these units. Firmly, believing the creative process is integral to mental well-being and offers a whole host of therapeutic effects that will ease if not aid a person’s recovery.