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Ceramics Ireland Festival 2014

We are delight to announce that                                                                                              Shozo Michikawa, Japan and Grainne Watts, Ireland                                                will be demonstrating at the festival weekend

Check out the festival page for more details and booking options


Ceramics Ireland One Day Workshops 

5 workshops on offer

Saturday 26th APRIL 2014, 10am -5pm               Island Mill, Thomastown, Co Kilkenny

Registration from 9.30am

Cost: €75 Members €95 non members Includes: tuition, materials, lunch, tea/coffee

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

Throwing Workshop 

Press Mould Making Workshop with Kieran Whitelaw

Raku / Naked Raku 

Understanding Glazes Workshop with Gus Mabelson

For further details go to workshops page



AUGUST – OCTOBER 2014 – Farmleigh Gallery, Phoenix Park

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’ (working title) is being organised to coincide with the International Academy of Ceramics 46th General Assembly, taking place in Dublin Castle 9th – 12th September 2014.

Ceramics Ireland invited all ceramic makers living here and Irish makers abroad                to submit to a juried exhibition, which will be launched at Farmleigh Gallery, Phoenix Park at the end of July 2014

We are delighted to announce that from 120 applications, the following 36 makers were selected for the exhibition.

Adam Frew, Alex Scott, Alison Kay, Andrew Ludick, Andrew Whitelaw, Christy Keeney, Claire McLaughlin, Cormac Boydell, Deirdre McLoughlin, Derek Wilson, Eva Farkasova. Evelina Wojtowizc, Frances Lambe, Gemma Dardis, Grainne Watts, Ingrid Murphy, Isobel Egan, Jack Doherty, Jane McCormick, Jennifer Hickey, Katherine West, Kathleen Moroney, Kate Standen, Lucy Morrow, Mandy Parslow, Marcus O’Mahony, Michael Flynn, Neil Read, Nuala Creed, Nuala O’Donovan, owen Quinlain, Peter Fulop, Sara Flynn, Sinead Glynn, Susan O’Byrne, Tina Byrne.



Isobel Egan has kindly donated a piece to kick start our 2014 fund raising raffle.          Treehouse from the House Folly collection.      Porcelain, approx 38cm long x 9cm wide Retail value €270

Isobel Egan - Tree HouseIsobel Egan - Tree House a

Raffle ticket €10 


The new issue of Ceramics Ireland is now available – Issue 32 - magazines

Ceramics Ireland Issue 32-coverCeramics Ireland Issue 32-contents

Cover image – Owen Quinlan


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!