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“Our mission is to be the leading resource organisation for ceramics activity       in Ireland”

We are an impactful membership organisation that priorities 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.

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LOTS OF INTERESTING OPPORTUNITIES BELOW

NEW CERAMICS IRELAND MAGAZINE

ANNUAL MEMBERS EXHIBITION 13TH – 28TH JUNE 2015

SCARVA POTTERY SUPPLIES TRAVEL BURSARY

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The new issue of Ceramics Ireland is now available – Issue 35 – magazines 

Cover image – Neil Read

Issue 35 Neil Read Issue 35 contents

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Ceramics Ireland Annual Members Exhibition

Chloe Dowds Ceramics 72dpi

Our Annual members exhibition continues at the 

The Cowshed Gallery, Farmleigh, Phoenix Park, Dublin

until Sunday 28th June 2015 – The exhibition is open Tuesday – Sunday 10 – 5

The Ceramics Ireland open submission exhibition features the work of 77 makers from the four corners of the country. A diverse range of ceramic work will be on show including functional, decorative, wall panels and sculptural forms. The exhibition provides an opportunity for all members to exhibit. This year’s exhibition has seen an unprecedented number of submissions from the members and year on year the exhibition, has grown both in scale and quality of craftsmanship. It features established makers including Geoffrey Healy and Mark Campden alongside emerging makers recently graduated Chloë Dowds and Magda Bethani. There is something to interest everyone in this exhibition of over 200 pieces.

Blue Egg Logo solo

We are delighted to announce that Chloë Dowds is the inaugural winner of the Blue Egg Gallery Bursary, kindly sponsored by Mary Gallagher. The Blue Egg Gallery, in association with Ceramics Ireland, will sponsor a €500 Bursary for the next 3 years. Applications were open to members of Ceramics Ireland and the Bursary will be presented at our Annual Members Exhibition each year. 

The purpose of the bursary is to assist a potter/ceramic artist with the development of their practice by funding initiatives such as:

  • The purchase of equipment
  • Experimentation with new glazes
  • Attendance at courses & workshops to enhance their skills

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Scarva Pottery Supplies and Ceramics Ireland Travel Bursary

WHO MAY APPLY:

Any person who is a current member of Ceramics Ireland may apply for the travel bursary.  The bursary covers courses, workshops, residencies, lectures and educational trips relevant to the field of ceramics.  (Members who were awarded the travel bursary in the last 3 years are not eligible)

GUIDELINES:– Only one travel bursary will be allocated per annum.

– Ceramics Ireland reserves the right not to award the bursary for a particular year if none of the applications for that year are deemed appropriate.

– The successful applicant must agree to give a PowerPoint presentation and/or a talk and

write an article for the Ceramics Ireland Magazine.

HOW TO APPLY:

Applicants must return the application form (available at www.ceramicsireland.org)

along with a brief C.V. and up to four images of recent work.

Plus supporting documentation (Letter of invitation, confirmation of

acceptance on course/ residency, or other relevant material) with the application.

CRITERIA FOR ELIGIBILITY:

– Current member of Ceramics Ireland

– Applications must be submitted with supporting documentation

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM HERE

by 30th June 2015 to elaineriordan@hotmail.com

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Centred

6th February – 28th February 2015 – Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork

Following on from the success of the Ceramics Ireland initiative transFORM for the Year of Craft 2011 we have committed to running an exhibition of this high calibre every three years.  This exhibition ‘Centred’ was organised to coincide with the International Academy of Ceramics 46th General Assembly, which took place in Dublin Castle 9th – 12th September 2014.

We are delighted to announce that from 120 applications, the following 35 makers were selected for the exhibition.

 Centred Catalogue  €15  

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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

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We have a Paypal facility and you can now purchase the following on line

  • Membership
  • Purchase dvd’s from The Ceramics Ireland International Festival 2010 / 2008 / 2006
  • Magazine back issues
  • Exhibition catalogues
  • International magazine subscription
  • Library magazine subscription – coming soon!
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