Farmleigh Gallery, Phoenix Park - Dublin 29th May – 24th July 2011
Millennium Court Arts Centre, Portadown - 12th Aug – 24th Sept 2011
Limerick School of Art and Design, Clare St, Limerick - 2nd Nov – 24th Nov
Source Arts Centre, Thurles, Tipperary - 8th Dec – 24th Jan 2012
transFORM presents the work of 32 makers of and from Ireland celebrating creativity, design and skill in clay. The landmark exhibition is an important event in the history of Ceramics Ireland and represents our contribution to the Crafts Council of Ireland’s, 2011 Year of Craft. The selected gathering of makers brings together a diverse range of ceramic practice, addressing aspects of functionality, decorative and sculptural form, some passing social and political commentary. transFORM features such internationally renowned makers such as Deirdre McLoughlin, Neil Read, Frances Lambe, Jack Doherty and Sara Flynn. The exhibition gives an overview of contemporary practice in Ireland that sits comfortably on an international stage. Many individual ceramic artists now feature in private and public collections worldwide, recognition for the caliber of contemporary practice here.
Ceramics Ireland at Rathfarnham Castle Arts
Ceramics Ireland presents their annual members exhibition at Rathfarnham Castle Arts. Featuring makers from all over Ireland, the exhibition includes a variety of works from functional through to decorative and sculptural. The annual show invites all members of Ceramics Ireland to submit work for exhibition and this year’s show highlights 46 members work.
The exhibition includes both established and new makers featuring Cormac Boydell, Sara Flynn, Grainne Watts, Rory Shearer, Andrew Ludick. Jim Turner, Etain Hickey who have exhibited both nationally and internationally. New makers include first year students at the Pottery Skills and Design School, Thomastown, Kilkenny which is run by the Crafts Council of Ireland, the course focuses on skills and equipping the students with a knowledge of all aspects of studio practice and maintenance, the main focus is the production of functional ware. Several students including Andrew Whitelaw, Adriana Grochal, Gideon Cumming have submitted work including, teapots, cups, storage jars and bodes well for the calibre of work we can expect next year for their final show.
Recent award winners at the RDS Craft Competition also feature in the exhibition:
Keiran Whitelaw – 1st prize Contemporary Ceramics
Grainne Watts – Ceramics Ireland Award
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