More Clay Less Plastic

I am an arts facilitator and have a keen interest in environmental issues. I started my eco awareness and educational project over 7 years ago, I am a member of Cork Environmental Forum and Youghal’s Blue and Green Network. My workshops generally have an eco theme where I focus on the importance of reuse and recycle, protecting our environment and creating useful ceramic items that we can continue to use for a life time.

I offer one day, intensive three day workshops and creative clay workshops to community groups , one on one and to families. I also work in the area of arts in health working with children, special needs and disability groups. Working with clay is a very therapeutic way to slow down, connect to something deeper and find our inner creative being.

Workshops can be booked at my studio at OVER THE LINE STUDIOS Ballyvolane, Cork or in a location near you.

MCLP Projects

Highlighting Youghal’s Otter family

Collaborative project with Cork Nature Network and Séan Corcoran sand artists The Hand Art supported by Cork County Council

Bird feeders installation

Cork’s City Hall for Reuse Recycle event

Arts in Health

Sile Na Gi Collaborative workshops with Yoga Teacher Sarah Fox

What people are saying

I have attended two of Martha's workshops. Her enthusiasm for her craft is infectious. She has a gifted way of explaining and encouraging the process and I got a great sense of satisfaction felt my overall creativity was improved from taking part
Maria Hurley
I have employed Martha to host "Mindful Making with Clay" on my Yoga Teacher Training, to help the students connect with a creative flow, learn new skills, and enjoy a relaxing and satisfying activity while discussing ecology, mindfulness, and culture in a group.Martha leads the workshops in an engaging, encouraging, uncomplicated, gentle, and accessible way. She helps her students discover their own creative potential. Easy-to-follow instructions make Martha's workshops ideal, both for beginners in clay and more experienced art and crafts enthusiasts. Her insightful and reflective approach leads to a deep and fulfilling experience with a takeaway ceramic piece to cherish forever.
I can highly recommend Martha's healing workshops. The space she holds it's so calming and caring , I loved every second of it and got to make a beautiful bird feeder in memory of my mam which I will always cherish. II am still in contact with the people I met there it was just a beautiful workshop with a very talented lady
Jill LeahyCancer Support Centre in Youghal