6th February - 27th March 2016
Irish Ceramics Exhibition
Craft Town Scotland is delighted to welcome back the Irish Ceramics exhibition to the Barony Centre. 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. We are pleased to continue the long tradition of cultural exchange between our two countries. This exhibition will be more extensive and comprehensive than 2012 including over 140 works by 48 Irish ceramic artists. This will be the largest exhibition of Irish Ceramics outside of Ireland to date.
This exhibition showcases the most important contemporary ceramic artists in Ireland today and includes teachers, self-taught and professional ceramic makers. Some of the works have been commissioned exclusively for the Barony Centre.
This exhibition raises the profile and exposure of the brilliant diversity and skills of Irish Ceramic artists, showing qualities that deserve to be prized, honoured, and cherished but above all to be seen and enjoyed.
John Goode, director of Mill Cove Gallery in West Cork, is a leading expert on contemporary Irish ceramics and has written extensively on the subject. He inaugurated the Irish Contemporary Ceramic Awards (ICCA) in 2008. This annual adjudicated exhibition raises the profile and exposure to the diversity and skill in the medium. The ICCA has established a number of awards for innovation, decoration and distinction and more importantly a new and larger audience for this work. The ICCA are open to anyone working in clay. Mill Cove Gallery also provides awards at Sculpture in Context, national Botanic Gardens, Dublin and the Ceramics Ireland exhibitions.
Craft Town Scotland
Design & Crafts Council of Ireland
Mill Cove Gallery