View Image Gallery Jim Behan(Full member)Tel: +35 3868951381 Email: Web: www.dolmenpottery.ie
I came to pottery through the work and writings of Bernard Leach. That early passion has been modified since by all that I have seen and read. I now find satisfaction and fulfillment in a wide range of styles and techniques. All things clay interest me but the pots I admire most still hearken back to that tradition which has its roots in the simple country pottery of the Far East.
Current Work and Availability
Wood fired and gas fired stoneware.
Work available from the studio and occasional exhibitions.
Wood fired kiln 12 cub. ft. and gas kiln 20 cub. ft. fired to Cone 10 in reduction. Glazes are based on local materials (Limestone, various rock dusts and wood ash). Also occasional salt/soda glaze.
Set up Dolmen Pottery at Present address in 1970. Active with Crafts Potters Society of Ireland (now Ceramics Ireland) since its foundation. Graduated with BA Hons. in Ceramic Design, Glasgow School of Art 2010.
Major Exhibitions include:
1993 - "Two Potters" (with Siobhan O'Malley), Ballinastoe Gallery, Co Wicklow.
1993 - Craft Potters Society Exhibition, Irish College, Paris.
1996 - Masterworks 1, Siamsa Tíre, Tralee, Co Kerry.
1999 - 2004 Common Earth Exhibition, Dublin.
2002 - "Wood Fire Salt" , Excel Gallery, Tipperary.
2004 - Craft Select, Eigse Carlow Arts Festival.2006 - 'Out of the Blue', Atrium Gallery, Glasgow.
2010 - Eigse Retrospective, Group Exhib.Visual Carlow.
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: 113 Green Road, Carlow, Ireland, .
Telephone: +35 3868951381
Availability: Please telephone first. Contact information being updated, text and images only at 2012.
Joined on: 2011-01-25
Last Updated: 2014-01-28