Irish Ceramics Showcase in Scotland

Scotland is hosting one of the largest exhibitions of Irish contemporary ceramics to be held outside of Ireland and showcasing the diversity and skills of Irish ceramic artists.

Cresting Waves, Sinead Fagan
Cresting Waves, Sinead Fagan
Tray of four bowls, Cillian Gibbons
Tray of four bowls, Cillian Gibbons

The exhibition Irish Contemporary Ceramics featuring over 140 works by 48 Irish ceramic artists has been initiated by the Barony Centre at West Kilbride.  The centre hosted the first showing in Scotland of the Irish Ceramics exhibition in 2012, at that time one of the largest exhibitions of Irish Ceramic Artists outside of Ireland.

This exhibition showcases the most important contemporary ceramic artists in Ireland today and includes teachers, self-taught and professional ceramic makers, with some of the works commissioned exclusively for the exhibition at the Barony Centre.

The artists featured in the exhibition include Nanette Ledwith, Pat Rafferty, Eileen Singleton, Lucy Meagher, John Rainey, Rory Shearer, Julian Smith, Grainne Watts, Vicki Sutherland, Rachel Dickson, David Withers, Jim Turner, Ann-Marie Robinson, Neil Read, Noreen Ramsay, Ciara O’Keeffe, Claire Molloy, Sandra McCowen, Markus Jungmann, Owen Quinlan, Jane Jermyn, Etain Hickey and Niamh Harte.

The exhibition is curated by John Goode, director of Mill Cove Gallery in West Cork, who is a leading expert on contemporary Irish ceramics and has written extensively on the subject.

See: Irish Contemporary Ceramics
6 February – 27 March 2016
Barony Centre, 50 Main Street, West Kilbride, KA23 9AR
Mon to Sat: 10am – 5pm, Sun 12 – 5pm
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