You Name on thu 26 sep 96
I am traveling to Ireland next summer for about a month and would be
intrested in knowing of any clay art folks with studios in the area (the
country), or whats going on there that I should look for.
Thanks for any suggestions!
VCochran on wed 2 oct 96
You Name wrote:
I am traveling to Ireland and would be intrested in any clay art folks
with studios there.
> Dear Erin: The following are listed in "Irish Hands" by Sybil Connolly,
along with other types of handwork studios. (New York: Hearst Books 1994)
She also references the book: "Irish Traditional Crafts" by David
Shaw-Smith, as "the encyclopedia of Irish crafts."
Fine Bone Cloghore
Balleyshannon, Co. Donegal Tel. (072) 51844
Terra Cotta Carly's Bridge
Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford Tel. (054) 35443
Houseware Bennetsbridge, Co. Kilkenny Tel. (056) 27105
Susan Palmer on wed 11 dec 96
I'm traveling to County Tipperary and County Mayo in May. Any suggestions on
how to locate potters there? Thanks!
Robert Acton on wed 18 dec 96
I was over in County Mayo this summer. There are a few potters about.
All were firing with electricity and no gas. I suppose gas is as
expensive there as it is cheap here in Alberta. I can't remember where
they are but the tourist board has a brochure that lists a number of
potters. Try to find that brochure and you shouldn't have a problem.
Bob Acton in cold Calgary.
On Wed, 11 Dec 1996, Susan Palmer wrote:
> ----------------------------Original message----------------------------
> I'm traveling to County Tipperary and County Mayo in May. Any suggestions on
> how to locate potters there? Thanks!
> Susan Palmer
Ann Testa on sat 10 aug 02
Going to Ireland this fall. I would be grateful for any tips Clayarters
might have. What potteries should I make a special point to see? My
traveling companion has heard that there is approximately one pottery shop
every mile, & has refused to stop at every one. Thanks for any help that you
Rebecca P on sun 11 aug 02
Leave your traveling partner behind (or to his/her own devices) and visit any shop you want!
>From: Ann Testa
>Reply-To: Ceramic Arts Discussion List
>Date: Sat, 10 Aug 2002 23:35:46 EDT
>Going to Ireland this fall. I would be grateful for any tips Clayarters
>might have. What potteries should I make a special point to see? My
>traveling companion has heard that there is approximately one pottery shop
>every mile, & has refused to stop at every one. Thanks for any help that you
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The Slack-DeBrock Family on sun 11 aug 02
While there are alot of potters in Ireland, they don't exist every mile!
It's a big country to get around for a small country-it's the roads! Allow
twice as much time as you think you will need to get places! My first advice
is to try to stay awhile in an area and get to know it. If you are in Kerry,
on the Iveragh peninsula, stop in and see potters Bob Hollis and his wife
Emma, near Ballinskellings. hey have a brochure of a Creative Crafts trail
of individual artists' studios. There is also an art center nearby that has
a nice representation of artists' work, and some sculptural clay pieces that
are interesting, using a gravelly type of glaze. Just head toward
Ballinskelligs and you'll find it. As you are leaving Waterville, there is a
nice craft shop: just at the turn for Ballinskelligs too, with a variety of
lovely pottery. Also down that way is Louis Mulcahy pottery out on the
Dingle peninsula, a huge showroom with tons of functional pots, and the
weavings of his wife Lisbeth. At the craft center in dingle a woman doing
low fired brightly colored pieces has a shop there. In the midlands, there
is a couple near Clonmacnoise doing really nice salt fired work- the
O'Briens. Probably the best selection of Irish potters is at the Kilkenny
CRaft shop right across from Trinity College, where you should defintiely go
to see the Book of Kells exhibit. The shop has potters from all over the
country represented- some of it slick but a good overview. Louis Mulcahy
also has an outlet in Dublin, not far from Trinity. Both Galway and Sligo
have some interesting potters also, and there is a nice craft center just
outside Donegal town. check out the Irish Crafts Council website for
listings of artists in each media and where they are located, they will also
send you a booklet......I can send along the address if you can't find it on
A couple of years ago a woman on clayart sent me a listing of all the
potters and artists she visited in Ireland. If you would like me to forward
that let me know! Have fun........
Paul Taylor on mon 12 aug 02
Give me visit if you are passing Westport. It's a coastal town in Mayo -
most Americans go to Kerry.
The rest is difficult for me say, as this is a small place and I could
get lynched if I spoke my mind - and fair enough my list would just include
the cronies .
Your companion has a point there are a lot of craft shops 110% mark up on
the wholesale price and best avoided . These shops sell all the same stock
but if you are passing the actual pottery that supply the pots to these
shops they are worth a visit.
The small studios that do not sell to the shops are well worth a visit.
More to the mark- I expect you companion may have witness the meeting of
two or more potters. A few hours of technical talk and you may end up
Regards from Paul Taylor
Fifteen minutes of fame is all we ever need.
> From: Ann Testa
> Reply-To: Ceramic Arts Discussion List
> Date: Sat, 10 Aug 2002 23:35:46 EDT
> To: CLAYART@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG
> Subject: Ireland
> Going to Ireland this fall. I would be grateful for any tips Clayarters
> might have. What potteries should I make a special point to see? My
> traveling companion has heard that there is approximately one pottery shop
> every mile, & has refused to stop at every one. Thanks for any help that you
> can give.
Jadasclay@hotmail.com on sat 27 jun 09
Dear Potters and Clay Artists,=3D20
I am a pottery/clay teacher in Tucson, Arizona USA I am going be vis=
Ireland with my Mom and Daughter, July 16-24. We will start out and finis=
Dublin, and we are renting a car. I am hoping that someone can point me =
the right direction of visiting like minded souls. I teach pottery to adu=
run a great studio that serves about 60 to 90 students a week. I special=
Cone 10(2381F) and Raku. I love to throw, handbuild and sculpt. I would=
love to see studios, kilns, classrooms, and galleries that are related to=
anyway, shape or form. I would also really like to meet other teachers.=3D2=
Jada Crellin Ahern
5140 W. Citrine Pl.=3D20
Tucson, AZ 85742 USA