The Ceramics Ireland International Festival 2012
7th – 9th September
Grennan Mill, Thomastown, Kilkenny
This year we are delighted to confirm the following artists
Tip Toland – USA, Rafa Perez – Spain, Ken Eastman and Sun Kim – UK,
Alex Scott and Rory Shearer – Ireland.
The International Festival exhibition featuring the work of visiting artists opens at The Framewell Gallery, Thomastown, Kilkenny on the 10th August for the Kilkenny Arts week and runs until the 2nd September. It will then move to the festival venue at the Grennan Mill for the festival weekend
This 3 day event promises to please yet again, set in the idyllic location of Thomastown at the Grennan Mill and Pottery Skills School. The festival will feature demonstrations, slideshows, lectures, kiln firings and exhibitions.
Over the course of the 3 days each of the visiting artists will give 2 demonstrations and a slideshow. In conjunction there will be a lecture program featuring
- Ingrid Murphy – Head of Ceramics at Cardiff School of Art and Design, with more lectures to follow!
- Eva Vogelsang, Gabriele Gisi and Christine Aschwanden will talk about Swiss ceramics and there own work.
- Rachel Dickson will be introduce the new Applied Arts degree program in the University of Ulster
- Film screening of ‘Made in China’ which documents the experience of 13 Irish makers residency experience in Fuping, China as they created the Irish pavillon at the Fule International Ceramic Art Museum (FLICAM).
There will be on site catering available and the festival fee includes buffet supper on Saturday night.
Festival fees: This year we are offering a 3 – payment plan you can opt to pay in three instalments with 3rd payment due August 10th
Members of Ceramics Ireland € 195 (3 payments x € 65)
Full payment € 195
Payment plan € 65
Student members of Ceramics Ireland € 125 (3 payments x € 42)
Full payment € 125
Payment plan € 42
Non members € 245 (3 payments x € 82)
Full payment € 245
Payment plan € 82
Student non member € 160 (3 payments x € 54)
Full payment € 160
Payment plan € 54
Day tickets Ceramics Ireland members € 75 / Non members € 95
Ceramics Ireland members € 75
Non members € 95
Accommodation list available here