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Awards / Bursaries
Professional Practice Award

Ceramics Ireland are delighted to invite applications for the Professional Practice Award 2024. Any person who is a current member of Ceramics Ireland may apply for the award. The Award covers courses, workshops, residencies, lectures and educational trips relevant to the field of ceramics that would assist in the development of your practice. Members who were awarded the travel bursary/ Professional Practice Award in the last 3 years are not eligible.

Award value: €500

Click here for the application form

Deadline: Monday 20th May 2024

Winners 2023: Kathleen Moroney, Paul Griffin, Tatiana Dobos

Ceramics Ireland Award for Creativity in Craftsmanship

The Creativity in Craftsmanship Award is selected and awarded annually at the Selected Members Exhibition. Award value is €500

Winner 2023: Grainne Watts

Gallery Zozimus Award

The Gallery Zozimus Award is selected and announced at the Selected Members Exhibition annually.


Winner 2022: Michele Hannan

SO Fine Art Award

The SO Fine Art Award is selected and announced at the Selected Members Exhibition annually

Winner 2023:  Sonja Guenther

Peter Brennan Pioneering Potter Award

This award is no longer available. Many thanks to Helena Brennan for sponsoring The Peter Brennan Pioneer Potter Award for many years.

Winner 2022: Eleanor Swan

Award 6
Blue Egg Gallery Bursary

This award is no longer available.

Many thanks to Mary Gallagher for sponsoring the Blue Egg Gallery Bursary for many years.

Winner 2022: Kate Quinlan

Award 7
Kecskemet, Hungary Residency

This award is no longer available.


A biennial award of a residency at the International Ceramics Studio in Kecskemet. The month long residency is open to all current members of Ceramics Ireland.

Winner 2018: Chloe Dowds


Award 8
RDS Ceramics Ireland Award of Excellence

The RDS Craft Competition took place each year in August until 2017. The selection of artists was made by the RDS panel of selectors, through photograph and application form. Ceramics Ireland provided a €500 award at the competition for many years, this award was selected by the RDS ceramics selector without consultation with Ceramics Ireland.

Winner 2017: Amy Mackle

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