Welcome to the Ceramics Ireland website. We hope you will find everything you need here, if you have any questions let us know via the contact us box at the bottom right of screen.
“Our mission is to be the leading resource organisation for ceramics activity in Ireland”
We are an impactful membership organisation that prioritizes activation, education and promotion of our sector to guarantee the future of the ceramic landscape in Ireland, while raising the international profile of Irish ceramics.
Ceramics Ireland One Day Workshops
3 workshops on offer
Throwing, Glazing and Firing, Enamel Transfer
Saturday 16th September 2017, 10.00am -5pm
Venue: Island Mill, Thomastown, Co Kilkenny
Registration and tea / coffee from 9.30am
Cost: €75 Members €95 non members Includes: tuition, materials, lunch, tea/coffee
These courses will be suitable for beginners and those wishing to refresh their existing skills. Click here for further information
Ceramics Ireland 40th Anniversary Selected Exhibition
Rathfarnham Castle Arts, Rathfarnham, Dublin
Saturday 7th to Sunday 29th October 2017
An external panel of jurors will independently select this show.
To celebrate our 40th birthday we will be documenting the work of everyone who exhibits with us this year with professional photographer – Rory Moore. To celebrate our 40th year we are producing a publication which will feature every maker who exhibits with us this year, alongside the other events from this years calendar, it will be produced early next year.
Download forms here
Submission fee €25
Issue 39 2017 now available, to order and have a copy delivered to your door click here
Featuring articles on Jim Behan – Cover image, Darren Cassidy, Ann Butler, Phoebe Cummings, Anna Callouri Holcombe and more
Farmleigh Gallery, Phoenix Park, Dublin
18th June – 30th October 2017
We are delighted to announce that Touchstone has been extended to the 30th October at Farmleigh Gallery
Touchstone celebrates the breadth of Irish ceramic practice featuring a variety of approaches to working with clay. It promises to be a visual feast exploring form, figure, function and installation based works. Touchstone will provide an opportunity for national / international visitors to experience a comprehensive body of contemporary Irish ceramics.
For more information and to see the list of 36 makers click here
Touchstone catalogue is available to buy click here
Ceramics Ireland turns 40 this year. We are celebrating this milestone with great opportunities for the members, outlined below for details click here
• A Commemorative Book
• A new venue for our 40th Anniversary Open Submission Members Exhibition has been confirmed – The Printworks, Dublin Castle for 3 weeks in August
• The Annual Members Selected Exhibition will return to Rathfarnham Castle Arts in October
• We are delighted that articles by Frances McDonald on the organisations 40 years will feature in Ceramics Review and the Irish Arts Review in the coming months.
• Ceramics Ireland Thomastown Residency Award 2017
• Blue Egg Gallery Bursary 2017
• Peter Brennan Pioneering Potter Award
• Gallery Zozimus Purchase Award
• The Scarva Pottery Supplies / Ceramics Ireland Travel Bursary 2017
• Ceramics Ireland Award at the RDS Craft Awards, this year is doubled to €1000
• Hands on one day workshop on Saturday 22nd April in Thomastown
Cup Sale, our cup sale took place at the festival with lots of great donations to choose from, there are lots still to choose from – to see more cups
Donate to Ceramics Ireland
Ceramics Ireland are a voluntary organisation and as such are always searching for ways to fund projects. If you feel you would like to help support our vision and invest in the energy of clay by donating to Ceramics Ireland please click the link to see options
We have a Paypal facility and you can now purchase the following on line
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