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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 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.


Issue 40  2017 now available, to order and have a copy delivered to your door click here



National Design and Craft Gallery, Kilkenny

18th November – 21st January 2018

Eden II, Ann McBride, Photo Rory Moore

TOUCHSTONE is the third exhibition in Ceramics Ireland’s triennial series, coinciding with the celebration of their 40th anniversary. The exhibition celebrates the breadth of Irish ceramic practice featuring a variety of approaches to working with clay, exploring form, figure, function and enviroment. Touchstone will provide an opportunity for national / international visitors to experience a comprehensive body of contemporary Irish ceramics.

Family Workshops / Talks and Masterclasses will run in conjunction with the exhibition at the National Design and Craft Gallery for further information visit www.ndcg.ie

For more information on Touchstone 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


Festival Cup Sale 2016, our cup sale is taking place again at the festival with lost of great donations to choose from - to see more cups

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


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