|Alan Gaillard Stoneware Pottery|
Alan Gaillard Shattock founded and was first Chairman of the Craft Potters Society of Ireland (now Ceramics Ireland) and has exhibited in many of their exhibitions. Alan now lives at his studio home with his woollen artist partner Sandra, near Clifden in the west of Ireland where he makes wheel-thrown and hand built reduction fired stoneware in colours inspired by the Connemara landscape. Visitors are very welcome at their studios and showroom on the Westport Road, two kms from Clifden.
My forms are coil and slab built using Raku clay. Layers of Terra Sigillata are applied and then burnished. After the firing, adhesive paper is placed on the surface in patterns, then smoke fired. The paper is then peeled away to reveal the colour beneath. Through this process, my aim is to create contemporary forms that have a reference to the past.
I work in clay, bronze and glass. My work is abstract with an emphasis on form, often referencing the natural world. In ceramics I work in small scale and large scale. I have worked in the sculptural medium since 1991. I have won prize for "Best Sculpture in the Garden" at Blooms in 2008, the National University of Ireland Art and Design Prize 2010 and the Hungry Hill Gallery Award 2011. My work can be found in the collections of the National University of Ireland, the Craft Council of Ireland, Microsoft Ireland and the Millcove Gallery Sculpture Garden. I am currently a Resident Artist in the NCAD.
|Ardmore Pottery and Gallery|
Gallery, Craft Shop and Pottery, check web site for details www.ardmorepottery.com
I am a ceramic designer from Limerick. I create wall panels and free standing high fired stoneware pieces based on urban and rural architecture. I have been influenced by architecture, both modern and ancient and added a quirky twist to create cartoon like, surreal landscapes and cityscapes. As all my work is hand built and glazed each piece is individually unique.
|Blue Egg Gallery|
The Blue Egg Gallery, in the heart of Wexford town shows contemporary craft work by Irish and international makers working in all media, but particularly clay. The range of work on display includes both functional and decorative work. Alongside work by gallery artists, the Blue Egg also arranges regular exhibitions, demonstrations and workshops.
Carmel Doyle's ceramic stoneware is inspired by animals, nature and stained glass.
|Caroline Dolan Ceramics @ The Bridge Pottery|
Studio Pottery located in the heart of Kilkenny countryside. Open 6 days a week 10-6. Featuring ceramic work by both Mark Campden and Caroline Dolan and a other selected local craftspeople.
My work has always been influenced by the natural world: humans, mammals, insects etc…the structural and architectural aspect within life. These life forms are amazingly elaborate and beautiful in shape and variety. I am concerned with the balance of volumes and proportions, their strength and structure. These last years I have made sculpture pieces out of porcelain and it is in some way the material driving the making process. I like the purity, the luminosity and fragility it brings to the subject. There is a certain amount of craft in my interest in attention to detail. My purpose is to create pieces, which have a sense of beauty but which also have a quality about their mass and volume and capture the essence and energy of the subject.
|Ciara Campbell Ceramics|
Campbell takes her inspiration from traditional toys and dolls. She finds great satisfaction in creating works that can be physically interacted with. Her quirky pieces create a sound or movement that bring the viewer some sense of nostalgic joy, transporting them back to a childhood place, with an adult twist. Campbell also creates large scale ceramic works for commission. And is an active community artist.
|Ciara Ní Chualáin Ceramics|
Handmade pottery and jewellery. I make everything by hand and my work is mainly thrown, even the tiny teacup earrings. My jewellery is all made with sterling silver. The landscape of Inis Oírr, the smallest of the Aran Islands, is a constant source of inspiration to me. The movement of the sea and the patterns left on the sand by the continuous rhythms of the tide are what most inspire me.
|Claire Finlay ceramics|
My sculpture is influenced by the passage of time and gradual decay of all things. I use stoneware and porcelain to create my fish and birds, and have recently enjoyed working with resin and other mixed media to enhance the effect of solidity and transparency.
|Claire Molloy Ceramics|
Claire Molloy specialises in horsehair and smoke fired ceramics. She is influenced by the Irish rural environment and likes to create simple natural looking forms with subtle colours and textures. Her love of horses directly influences her horsehair pottery. She uses hair from her horse’s manes and tails to embellish the vessels. She also uses wood shavings, straw and hay to create her smoke fired pots, all materials which are used to care for her horses. Claire also creates individual pots for horse owners, where each pot is decorated with hair from a particular horse to create a unique memento.She has an honours degree in Sculptural ceramics from the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology and has attended the Crafts Council of Ireland’s Ceramics Skills and Design Course.
|Claire Murdock Ceramics - Antrim|
In creating thrown, mainly functional pieces I explore architecture and form with its many interesting shapes, angles and scales. I have a true passion for teapots and I enjoy exploring and making my own unique style, having studied them and their history in depth. Making connections and bonds between the pieces in either groups or coupled pieces is important to me in the way I display my work. I use a series of processes and techniques to create pieces in a variety of clays. My favourite of those that I have recently come to work with is porcelain. I love its durable and translucent qualities and look forward to my challenging journey ahead in working with it. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
|Clare Greene Ceramics|
Studio Ceramic Artist
|Clare Jordan Ceramics|
'Porcelain with Passion!' Handbuilt, glazed & unglazed porcelain tableware, jewellery, sculpture and wall art from Swallows Rest Studio. Inspired by water's contrasts of 'delicate strength', porcelain is transformed with passion and innovation to gifts of beauty and function. A local Irish business founded by Clare Jordan, uses the swallow as it's logo, as a result of the swallows returning to her garage where she first started the business in 2010. Tableware products range from Wave Bowls, Platters & Vases to 'Porcelain Pouches' pots. Jewellery designs are unique combining porcelain with silver, gold & fabricBespoke Wall Art & Sculptures have diverse themes and everything is GIFTBOXED!!
Juliet Ball trained in ceramics at the C.N.I.F.O.P. in Central France, then worked in her own studio near Perpignan for 10 years before moving to the west of Ireland with her family and etablishing Cloonmore Pottery in 2005. Most of her work is functional: ash-glazed stoneware; glazed porcelain and smoke-fired pieces. All her work is finely thrown on the potter's wheel, hand finished, glazed with her own glazes and reduction-fired in a gas kiln.. She can be found most Saturdays selling her work on the Galway Market, however visitors are very welcome to visit her studio and showroom. Juliet ball exhibits regularly with Ceramics Ireland.
Wheel thrown functional pottery to suit all homes. I create pots that will become an enjoyable and familiar part of your everyday life.
Sculptural work, raku. Teaching ceramics Fetac level 5
|Deborah Hickey Ceramics|
My work is primarily influenced by fashion and fabric in particular Victorian costume. The extravagance of fashion, textures and patterns created mixed with my own personality as a maker creates a very unique almost Vintage style to my work. I design and create handmade original ceramics from my home in Co. Tipperary. My pieces are heavily decorated with patterns and textures incorporating a range of techniques including impressions, slip resist, inlay and coloured clay. All of my work is made in porcelain. My product range includes tableware sets, jewellery, sculptures and personalised items.
One man studio making woodfired earthenware domestic pottery.
|Elizabeth Petcu porcelain|
sculptural porcelain, sometimes with illumination
Local rural environment and history are elements which I explore through mainly thrown vessels but also on occasion I use handbuilding. I use a variety of clays and like to continually explore new media and their properties. My worked is very personal focusing on family ties and places.
|Hester Heuff visual artist|
creative work from the last 10 to 15 years. The work uses different media; ceramics, batik, photography, painting, and video.
I have been living in Cape town, South Africa for 13 years and plan to spend more time in Cork, now that our youngest son will graduating from high school in June. I am a member of the South African ceramics association and wish to become a member of the Irish ceramics. You can contact me by email for now or by phone from 16th June on.
|Jane Jermyn Ceramics|
I enjoy combining ceramics and travel and have been to South Africa, Malta, Croatia and Bosnia in 2010. In 2011 Croatia, Wales, Korea and Japan. In 2012 Slovenia, France and Turkey and 2013 Latvia and Denmark. In 2014 I will be travelling to Australia to undertake a 3 month residency at Canberra Potters's Society.
I am a ceramic tutor and practicing ceramic artist. I currently work with Bray Institute of Further Education, where I am ceramic tutor to the Higher National Diploma in Fine Art students and also FETAC level 5 students. My own ceramic practice is concerned with the human figure, predominately the female form.
|Jenny Kelly Pottery|
Hand-made table ware and gift ware. All of my work is done by hand and mainly on the wheel. My work is colourful and vibrant. I am a new business based in Brittas bay in Co.Wicklow that started Sept 2010. I run evening classes for both adults and children.
|Kate Murtagh Sheridan|
Kate Murtagh Sheridan is a visual Artist that specialises in Ceramics she was a design resident at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin in 2013 and has been making and studying ceramics for nine years in Co. Kilkenny, Cardiff, and Dublin. Kate has exhibited and worked in Cardiff and Aberystwyth in Wales, Seattle USA and Ireland.She believes that craft-based skills and techniques are vital to develop artwork of a higher level. Her works suggest the repeated mechanical and industrial pattern on the outside, and the natural flow and craft of a hand-made pot on the inside. This process requires the hybridisation of materials. Exposing the making process and accentuating its hidden blemishes are recurrent themes. She makes sculptures and wall tiles that highlight overlooked details.
|Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre - Cork|
Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre provides arts and crafts courses for adults and children, specialising in pottery, glass fusing and stained glass, jewellery-making, and mosaic-making. We run weekly morning and evening classes, weekend breaks, summer schools and tailor-made workshops for corporate groups and private parties. Adrian Wistreich specialises in making teapots, which are exhibited in The Coach House Gallery at the pottery.
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