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.
LOTS OF INTERESTING OPPORTUNITIES BELOW
To see more information on the following Bursary and residency Award opportunities and application forms click on the various links
Blue Egg Gallery Bursary – €500
Ceramics Ireland is delighted to invite applications for the Second Blue Egg Gallery Bursary. Applications are open to members of Ceramics Ireland and we invite you to send your applications before the 8th June. The award winner will be announced at the opening of our annual members exhibition on June 25th in the Cowshed Gallery, Farmleigh, Phoenix Park. Application form Deadline 8th June
International Ceramics Centre Kecskemet, Hungary – 1 Month Residency Award
We are delighted to announce a new biennial award at the International Ceramics Studio in Kecskemet. The month long residency is open to all current members of Ceramics Ireland and will be announced at the Ceramics Ireland International Festival, Thomastown 2nd – 4th Sept 2016. Application information Deadline 17th June
Travel Bursary sponsored by Scarva Pottery Supplies and Ceramics Ireland – €500
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) Application form Deadline 30th June
CERAMICS IRELAND MEMBERS OPEN SUBMISSION EXHIBITION COWSHED GALLERY, FARMLEIGH, PHOENIX PARK, DUBLIN 25TH JUNE – 10TH JULY 2016
The Exhibition will be opened on Saturday 25th June at 3pm by (TBC) and all Members and Friends of Ceramics Ireland are cordially invited.
We had an unprecedented number of 77 submissions last year, we would like to top that this centenary year and reach 100. We have several drop off points details are included on the forms, please return to Elaine Riordan asap. Further information and submission forms
Submission fee € 20
FUNDING OUR VISION RAFFLE
We are delighted to have a fantastic piece by Adam Frew. The Funding Our Vision raffle helps Ceramics Ireland raise funds to ensure that we can provide as much activity as possible for our members.
To see more images and buy a €10 ticket click here the winning ticket will be pulled at our Open Submission Exhibition at the Cowshed Gallery, Farmleigh, Phoenix Park, Dublin at the opening on Saturday 25th June 2016.
CERAMICS IRELAND INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 2016
2nd – 4th September, Grennan Mill, Thomastown, Kilkenny
We are delighted to announce the first 5 demonstrators Randi O’Brien – USA,
Owen Quinlan – Ire, Janet deBoos – Australia, Susan Beiner – USA.
We have just added Jim Behan – Ireland to the festival lineup
Check out the festival page for further details FESTIVAL 2016
Click here to see a short film clip of our last festival in 2014
are delighted to offer 3 options for our one day workshop:
Date: Saturday 14th May, 2016 Time: 10am -5pm
Venue: Island Mill, Thomastown, Co Kilkenny
Registration and tea/coffee from 9.30am
Cost: €75 Members € 95 non members Includes: tuition, materials, lunch, tea/coffee
The options are 1.Throwing, 2. Intro to Ceramic Transfer, 3. Clay Surface These courses will be suitable for beginners and those wishing to refresh their existing knowledge.
For full details on the workshops and booking form and payment options click here
Deadline: August 31st 2016 Download flyer here
Touchstone fee €30
The new issue of Ceramics Ireland – Issue 37 – magazines
Cover image – Lucy Morrow
To order go to Magazine page
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 – New Membership / Membership renewal
- Purchase dvd’s from The Ceramics Ireland International Festival 2012 /2010/ 2008 / 2006
- Magazine back issues
- Exhibition catalogues
- International magazine subscription
- Library magazine subscription – coming soon!