Ceramics Ireland Triennial Exhibition 2020

15th August - 30th October

Farmleigh Gallery,

Farmleigh House and Estate,

White's Road, Phoenix Park,



Following on from the success of Touchstone in 2017, we are delighted to announce the 4th iteration in this triennial series later this year from August to October 2020.  

Ceramic makers, living in Ireland and Irish makers abroad have been selected by an international jury and will show their work at Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin and a capsule show will travel to Faenza, Italy in September.


The exhibition will bring together the diverse applications and approaches to clay practice of leading Irish established and emerging makers. Ceramics Ireland view this exhibition as a further stride towards building the reputation and awareness of Irish ceramics practice internationally. 

Annual Selected Exhibition

National Botanic Gardens Gallery, Glasnevin, Dublin


Cancelled due to Covid-19

Our Annual Selected Exhibition is coming soon and the dates have just been finalised. This year the exhibition will be in the National Botanic Gardens Gallery in Glasnevin, Co, Dublin from the 4th - 19th April 2020. An external panel of jurors will independently select this show. If selected, work will need to be delivered on the 1st April between 10-12noon. .


We are looking for up to four pieces from each entrant. The submission fee is €20 for all paid up members (those with “2020” on their cards) this amount, which is non-refundable, must accompanied with Form A of the Application form.

We have 2 Awards connected to this years show: 

  • The Ceramic Ireland Award – This award will be presented for creativity in craftsmanship and will be selected by the independent panel. €500 will be presented to the winner. 

  • ‘The Peter Brennan (1916-1995) - Annual Pioneering Award’ – (To be confirmed). Helena Brennan initiated this €500 award in memory of her late husband Peter Brennan. The work chosen should represent “work which has broken new ground in ceramics” or “to someone who has manifested a real break-through in their own work through research and practice”.








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