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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.




Ceramics Ireland in conjunction with 

the International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemét are delighted to 

announce details of our forthcoming residential workshop

Model and Mouldmaking Workshop

19 – 28th April 2016        Tutor: Gabriella Kuzsel

Venue: International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemét, Hungary

Slip casting, once solely the technique of the porcelain factories, is now a popular method for small scale production and individual expressive work. During this mastercourse participants will learn a variety of individual techniques for more creative casting. Gabriella (Gabi) will demonstrate her step-by-step approach to the design of the model and mould making. She will demonstrate a variety of mould types to allow you to create almost any object.

Participants will learn the process of design, creating the original model from plaster and making the moulds ready for slip casting. Gabi will describe how she transfers factory technology to a studio environment to create her unique porcelain works. Participants will design and make their own moulds with Gabi assisting and guiding them through the process.

Gabriella Kuzsel is a ceramist and teacher specialising in modelling, mouldmaking and slip casting porcelain. She works for commission, designing moulds and finished works for individuals and production while producing her own distinctive pieces for exhibition. Gabriella is a lecturer in the University of West Hungary where she specialises in ceramics design, her own workshop is at Studio 8 where she also runs courses in her specialised studio.    www.studio8szalafo.org

The cost of the course for 8 participants is approx €520 at todays exchange rate (165,000 Forints) per person and for 6 participants is approx €600 (190,000 Forints) per person. This cost includes all tuition, materials and accommodation at the International Ceramics Studio in a single room with shared bathroom.


Timetable for the 10 day course: DAY 1:  Arrive Kecskemét and settle in. DAY 2:  Demonstration day by Gabriella Kuzsel – different model and mouldmaking techniques. DAY 3:  Start individual works with Gabi. Evening presentations. DAY 4:  Workshops with Gabi. DAY 5:  Possible day trip to Herend Porcelain Factory. *** DAY 6 – 9:  Workshops with Gabi. DAY10: Final day – appraisal and discussion.

The cost does not include: Your return flights to Budapest, return transport to Kecskemet, food and drink.

*** OPTIONAL EXTRA is a day trip to Herend Porcelain factory.

If you want to have this trip the cost is (based on 8 people) 25,000 forints (Approx €80). This includes the bus rental, Herend museum, tour of factory by the head designer (you will see the design department, clay preparation, casting and making, glazing, china painting and kilns.), visit to Herend church (largest porcelain lithophane in the world), visit to Tihany town and Lake Balaton.

To secure your place on this course an initial deposit of €100 euro is required by 20th December 2015. Paypal button on www.ceramisireland.org, cheques payable to Ceramics Ireland 9 Foxes Meadow, Kilpedder, Co Wicklow.

2nd payment due 1st February and final payment due 1st March 2016

For further information Contact: Míde Reddin at 086 8106348 FULLY BOOKED

For those travelling if you would like to make a larger payment you can click add to cart several times €100 



The new issue of Ceramics Ireland will be available nest week – Issue 36 – magazines

Cover image – Sinead Glynn

issue 36 sinead glynnissue 36 contents

To order go to Magazine page


Ceramics Ireland International Festival 2016 

2nd – 4th September, Grennan Mill, Thomastown, Kilkenny

We are delighted to announce the first 4 demonstrators Randi O’Brien – USA, Owen Quinlan – Ire, Janet deBoos – Australia, Susan Beiner – USA.

Check out the festival page for further details FESTIVAL 2016 



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


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