Ceramics Ireland Triennial Exhibition 2020
Following on from the success of Touchstone in 2017, we are delighted to announce the 4th iteration in this triennial series in August - October 2020.
We invite all ceramic makers, living in Ireland and Irish makers abroad to submit to this juried exhibition which will be launched at Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin in August and a capsule show will travel to Faenza Italy in September.
This exhibition will bring together the diverse applications and approaches to clay practice of leading Irish established and emerging makers. We invite applications from those working functionally, sculpturally, decoratively, including installation and new technologies. Ceramics Ireland view this exhibition as a further stride towards building the reputation and awareness of Irish ceramics practice internationally.
Submission deadline: 31st January 2020
Submission fee: Non - refundable fee of €30
Submission of 6 images, CV and artist statement by email to:
Images must be individually named with the artist name and numbered 1 to 6 e.g. Mary Higgins 1 / Mary Higgins 2 - jpeg format.
Please note: Images submitted need not be of actual work for the exhibition but should be indicitive / representative of the calibre / style of work you hope to submit if selected.
Dates to note:
February - Selected by an international jury panel
March - Notification of selection
May - Photoshoot for catalogue
July - Delivery of work
Ceramics Ireland book – celebrating 40 years of membership and making.
This 272 page publication, features 158 makers (listed below) and looks back at the activities and events that took place in 2017 our 40th year. It comprises archival material and photographs that give the organisation its context and includes a text by Dr. Audrey Whitty, Keeper of the Art and Industrial Division, National Museum of Ireland.
Gallery Zozimus, Francis Street, Dublin
Hunt Museum, Limerick
Scarva Pottery Supplies
Ceramics Skills & Design Course, Thomastown
Cork Craft & Design, 27A St Patrick's Woollen Mills, Douglas, Cork
Forest and Flock, Bantry, Cork
Several makers also have them available, if it would suit you to pick one up from them let us know and we will put you in contact with them
Sarah McKenna - Bridge Street Studios, Bridge St, Townparks, Dundalk, Co. Louth
Niamh Synnott - Botanic Gardens, Dublin
Grainne Watts / Mide Reddin - Wicklow
Elaine Riordan - Limerick
Herle Mette Anderson
Tara Butler Frey
Darren Francis Cassidy
Alan Gaillard Shattock
Julianne Gee Ho
Tamaru Hunt Joshi
Antonio J Lopez Castro
Ingrid Murphy / Jon Piggot
Kate Murtagh Sheridan
Aoife Natsumi Frehan
Blaithin Ni Leannain
Ireland Week on Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast
During the Ceramics Ireland International Festival 2018, Ben Carter from Tales of a Red Clay Rambler podcast took the opportunity to talk to a number of Irish makers, teachers and supporters of ceramics in Ireland. All the podcasts can be heard at Tales of a Red Clay Rambler or by clicking the linked names below.