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5 Irish Ceramic Designers You’ll Fall In Love With

Rosemarie Durr Pottery

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Nestled in the heart of Kilkenny, Rosemarie Durr creates exquisite hand thrown pottery that more resembles delicate china than it does pottery. Her beautiful pieces are adorned with her signature and distinctive blue accents that will adorn any home with serenity and tranquility. Having trained in the Crafts Council of Ireland, she then went on to become production potter in some of Irelands leading pottery studios before opening her own dedicated studio where she produces a gorgeous selection of homewares. Find out more about Rosemarie here and follow her here.

Vivien O’Malley Ceramics

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Clean, elegant, and dainty are words that best describe Vivien O’Malley’s classic approach to porcelain ceramics. Living and working in Co. Waterford, this craftswoman takes inspiration from Irish sea creatures like sea urchins, anemones, and fungi. A graduate of Limerick College Art and Design and the Crafts Council of Ireland, O’Malley spends her time further mastering her craft at her studio in Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford. Find her collections here and follow her here.

DANU Ceramics

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Artist Ruth Power is the skilled hands and passionate heart behind the colorful DANU Ceramics. Since graduating from the National College of Art and Design with first-class honors in ceramics in 2011, this young artist has gone from strength to strength. Designing jewelry, ceramic homewares, and wall art, Power finds inspiration through travel and food which translates into her colorful – almost animated – pieces. Check out her collections here and follow Danu Ceramics here.

Darren Francis Cassidy

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Darren Francis Cassidy is a ceramic artist, tutor, and active member of the Cork Potters Society and The Craft Council of Ireland. Growing up in the late 70’s without access to technology lead Cassidy to develop a deep love for nature and the lush Irish landscape. Cassidy originally pursued a career in art and digital illustration, but felt that there was little tangibility to the work and changed the trajectory of his career in 2011 and now works and passes his skills on to other craftspeople from his studio in Cork. Find out more here and follow Darren here.

 Maple Tree Pottery

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Crafted and created just on the outskirts of Dublin city in Greystones, Maple Tree Potter by is a splendid little enterprise by Karyn Jones who specialises in dainty and elegant houseware and special gifts inspired by travelling, her surroundings, and her three children. While Jones keeps her business low-key and works between her kitchen table and a small kiln in her shed, that doesn’t take away from her desire, skill and expertise that she possesses for her craft, or her ability to create long-lasting and loved pieces. See her product range here and follow her journey here.

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