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

40th Anniversary Members Exhibition


at the

Printworks, Dublin Castle

Sunday 13th to Sunday 27th August 2017

For more information and forms click here


Issue 39 2017 now available, to order and have a copy delivered to your door click here

Featuring articles on Jim Behan, Darren Cassidy, Ann Butler, Phoebe Cummings, Anna Callouri Holcombe and more


Farmleigh Gallery, Phoenix Park, Dublin

18th June – 30th September 2017

The exhibition was opened on Saturday 17th June by Michael O’Reilly from Creative Ireland.

 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


The Scarva Pottery Supplies Travel Bursary 2017 Download form here – Deadline EXTENDED June 30th

Blue Egg Gallery Bursary 2017 will be presented at the Open Submission Members Exhibition at the The Printworks, Dublin Castle. Download form here – Deadline June 30th


The International Ceramics Festival in Aberystwyth, Wales
30th June – 2nd July 2017
We are organising a trip this year to the festival for more information     click here

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


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