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 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.




Ceramics Ireland Selected Exhibition 2015

The Pearse Museum, St. Endas Park,

Grange Road Rathfarnham,

Saturday 31st October to Saturday November 14th 2015

Forms download here

Submission fee €25 



Ceramics Ireland One Day Workshops

Saturday 24th – Sunday 25th October 2015,

10am -5pm

Island Mill, Thomastown, Co Kilkenny

Cost: 1 day workshops €75 Members €95 non members

2 day workshop Members €130 Non members €150 optional additional kiln costs

1 day workshops – Throwing with Hilary Jenkinson and Elaine Riordan,

Raku firing with Elaine Riordan,

Enamel Transfer with Tina Byrne

2 day workshop – Test kiln building with Gus Mableson

Includes: tuition, materials, lunch, tea/coffee

These courses will be suitable for beginners and those wishing to refresh their existing knowledge.

Forms download here

Workshop fee members €75 


Non Members €95  


Kiln Building members €130  


Non Members €150  


Optional add on costs – Kiln cost (metal cage, fibre, ITC Spray) €100


Bullfinch burner set €65  


Pyro and Thermocouple €215  



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

Cover image – Neil Read

Issue 35 Neil Read Issue 35 contents



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  


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

  • 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!