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: info@ceramicsireland.ie

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.
Christmas Special Offer
until 31st December 2019

40th Anniversary Book with Free Shipping in Ireland - Total €30

40th Anniversary Book with European Shipping €5 - Total €35

40th Anniversary Book with Worldwide Shipping €15 - Total €45

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

                                                      Featured Makers

Price €30

Herle Mette Anderson

Juliet Ball

Jim Behan

Susan Beiner

Lone Beiter

Babs Belshaw

Kate  Bergin

Magda Bethani

Colleen Bowler

Cormac Boydell

Emer  Brady

Helena Brennan

Fran Brosnan

Sara Buciak

Andrew Burke

Cathy  Burke

Tara Butler Frey

Denis Byrne

Mike Byrne

Tina Byrne

Ciara Campbell

Mark Campden

Patricia Casey

Martha Cashman

Darren Francis Cassidy

Antonio Cebas

Jean Cleary

Karen Cody

Michelle Collier

Maria Connolly

Mary Conroy

Nuala  Creed

Deirdre Crofts

Sophie Curran

Rob D'Eath

Donnie Dillon

Stefanie Dinklebach

Jack Doherty

Caroline Dolan

Carmel Doyle

Ceara Doyle

Rosemarie Durr

Isobel Egan

Elaine Fallon

Michael  Flynn

Sara Flynn

William Foley

Adam Frew

Michelle Fullam

Peter  Fulop

Alan Gaillard Shattock

Maeve Gallagher

Elaine Garvey

Julianne Gee Ho

Caroline Getty

Karolina Grudniewska


Michele Hannan

Denise Hannigan

Debbie Harrington

Elaine Harrington

Niamh Harte

Klaus Hartmann

Laura Haynes

Geoffrey Healy

Eithne Hehir

Andreas Heil

Stephanie Hess

Hester Heuff

Etain Hickey

Jennifer Hickey

Tamaru Hunt Joshi

Andrew Ilsley

Hilary  Jenkinson

Zuzana Jezikova

Markus Jungmann

Orla Kaminska

Alison Kay

Patricia Keane

Nicola Kelly

Michael Kobuladze

Frances Lambe

Elizabeth Lartey

Yvonne Leon

Antonio J Lopez Castro

Andrew Ludick

Gus Mabelson

Michael Mahan

Michelle Maher

Paul Martin

Laura Matikaite

Ann McBride

Shauna McCann

Sandra McCowen

Aisling McElwain

Sarah McKenna

Claire McLaughlin

Deirdre McLoughlin

Marty Meinardi

Patricia Millar

Claire Molloy

Lucy Morrow

Tina Murphy

Ingrid Murphy / Jon Piggot

Kate Murtagh Sheridan

Aoife Natsumi Frehan

Blaithin Ni Leannain

Susan O'Byrne

Roisin O'Connor

Nuala O'Donovan

Laura O'Hagan

Kate O'Kelly

Marcus O'Mahony

Siobhan O'Malley

Cormac O'Neill

AnneMarie O'Shea

Nikita Oakley

Liselott Olafsson

Marta Ozog

Mandy Parslow

Andrea Paul

Elizabeth Petcu

Nicole Portlock

Marina  Postir

Owen Quinlan

John Quinn

Maria Rammu

Noreen Ramsay

Neil  Read

Mide Reddin

Elaine Riordan

Pauline Roberts

Brendan Ryan

Catherine Ryan

Dóirín Saurus

Anne Schnittger

Alex Scott

Jane Seymour

Helen Shearer

Rory Shearer

Liz Sides

Aoife Slattery

Vicki Sutherland

Eleanor Swan

Niamh Synnott

Monika Tabur

Bridget Timoney

Jim Turner

Angela Velazquez

Richard Wall

Adele Walsh

Grainne Watts

Katharine West

Andrew Whitelaw

Olivia Williams

Gerardine Wisdom

Ellen Woods

Trevor Woods

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. 


Isobel Egan

Tina Byrne & Elaine Roirdan

Gus Mabelson

Susan O'Byrne

Mary Gallagher, owner of the Blue Egg Gallery

Sara Roberts, Charlie Mahon & Darren Cassidy

Mark Campden


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