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Ceramics Ireland One Day Workshops 

2 workshops on offer –   Throwing with Hilary Jenkinson and Glaze & Fire with Gus Mabelson

 Saturday 22nd November 201410.00am – 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

For more information and booking form go to workshop page click here


Ceramics Ireland annual selected members exhibition

at Pearse Museum, St Enda’s Park, Grange Road, Rathfarnham

Opening 18th October – 29th November 2014

We are delighted to be back at the Pearse Museum, we had great feedback last year on the venue and are looking forward to installing this years exhibition.

The exhibition was opened by Minister Simon Harris on Saturday 18th October 

We presented 3 awards this year

The Peter Brennan Pioneering Award – Mark Campden

The Irish Ceramic Award for a work of Distinction, Mill Cove Galleries - Grainne Watts

Gallery Zozimus Award for Visual Impact – Mark Campden

      Invigilation timetable here



Demonstrators at this years festival included

Ray Chen – Taiwan/ USA, Shozo Michikawa – Japan, Grainne Watts – Ireland,  Sergei Isupov – Russia/USA, Lisa Hammond – UK, Neil Read – Ireland.

Check out the festival page for more details and images of the weekend



8th AUGUST – 5th 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 35 makers were selected for the exhibition.

 Centred Catalogue  €15  



We are delighted to anounce the latest in our raffle series a beautiful large plate by Mark Campden was won by Noreen Ramsey ay the festival weekend

Fish dish - Mark Campden

Fish dish – Mark Campden


The new issue of Ceramics Ireland is now available – Issue 33 - magazines

coverContents Issue 33

Cover image – Marcus O’Mahony


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!