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Contact Details

Studio: 113 Green Road, Carlow, Ireland, .
Telephone: +35 3868951381
Email:
Web-site: www.dolmenpottery.ie
Availability: Please telephone first. Contact information being updated, text and images only at 2012.
Joined on: 2011-01-25
Last Updated: 2014-01-28

Artist's Statement

Artist's Statement

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

Current Work and Availability

Wood fired and gas fired stoneware.
Domestic.
Also some one-off sculptural pieces. 

Work available from the studio and occasional exhibitions. 

Technical Information

Technical Information

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.

Career Background

Career Background

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.

Exhibition History

Exhibition History

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.

Work Styles

Work Styles

Stoneware
Sculptural
Kitchen & Tableware
Wood
Gas