Rosemarie Durr Pottery

The soft hues of Rosemarie Durr Pottery are subtle, yet distinctive and fit into every home and lifestyle. Rosemarie’s exquisite hand thrown stoneware is available from her beautiful interior giftware shop and studio which she shares with her husband, Andrew Ludick in the gorgeous setting of Castlecomer Discovery Park.

Where: Castlecomer Discovery Park, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny
Phone: 056 444 0007
Mobile: 087 683 3639

E-mail: rosedurr@hotmail.com
Web: www.rosemariedurr.com
Monday to Saturday, 10.30am-5.00pm Sunday, 2.00pm-5.00pm
GPS: N+52˚ 48.386’ W-7˚ 12.203’


Andrew Ludick

Andrew hand builds forms using white earthenware clay and decorates them with coloured slips. Each one is a unique piece of art in its shape and decoration. His work is influenced by the indigenous arts of Africa and the Americas. Visit him in his pottery studio and beautiful shop which he shares with his wife Rosemarie Durr.

Where: Castlecomer Estate Yard, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny
Phone: 056 444 0007
Mobile: 087 910 8927

E-mail: a_ludick@hotmail.com
Web: www.andrewludick.blogspot.com
Monday to Saturday, 10.30am-5.00pm
Sunday, 2.00pm-5.00pm
GPS: N +52˚ 48.386’ W -7˚ 12.203’


Claire Molloy

Claire Molloy specialises in horsehair and smoke fired ceramics. She is influenced by the Irish rural environment and likes to create simple natural looking forms with subtle colours and textures. Her love of horses directly influences her horsehair pottery. She uses hair from her horse’s manes and tails to embellish the vessels. She also uses wood shavings, straw and hay to create her smoke-fired pots, all materials which are used to care for her horses. Claire also creates individual pots for horse owners, where each pot is decorated with hair from a particular horse to create a unique memento.

Where: Rossenarra, Kilmoganny, Co. Kilkenny
Phone: 087 214 6328
E-mail: claire@clairemolloyceramics.com
Web: www.clairemolloyceramics.com
: Monday to Saturday by appointment
GPS: N+52° 46.039’ W -7° 31.056’


Castle Arch Pottery

Since 1993, Ray Power has been working from his Castle Arch Pottery studio in Kilkenny’s famous Castle Yard. An idyllic setting, where you can enjoy browsing amongst the beautiful hand-thrown pieces in the charming shop and see the pottery being made and glazed in the adjoining workshop.

Where: Castle Yard, Kilkenny City
Phone: 056 775 1933
E-mail: ray@castlearchpottery.ie
E-mail: www.castlearchpottery.ie
Monday to Saturday, 9.00am-5.00pm
Bank Holiday, 12.00pm-5.00pm. Closed Sunday
GPS: N +52˚ 38.895’ W -7˚ 15.024’


Caroline Dolan Ceramics

Form and surface decoration have always been the focus of Caroline’s work. Her newest creations demonstrate this again with an obvious delight in the use of colour. Her sculptural forms are full of joyful energy and character while her functional tableware is designed to bring light and colour into our lives. Meet Caroline and see the full range of her work at The Bridge Pottery.

Where: The Bridge Pottery, Coalsfarm, Burnchurch, Co. Kilkenny
Phone: 086 833 4923
E-mail: carolinedolanceramics@gmail.com
Monday to Saturday, 10.00am-6.00pm
GPS: N+52˚ 57.3385’ W-7˚ 31.2037’


The Bridge Pottery

Mark Campden works in the ancient tradition of majolica, creating exquisitely decorated contemporary pieces. Using earthenware clay, tin glazes and Mark’s own mixtures of oxide pigments, he paints each piece using highly skilful brushwork techniques. Distinctive motifs and patterns inspired by the natural world embellish his unique, yet very functional pieces. Mark has received numerous awards for his work and is always exploring new shapes and designs alongside his well-known range.

Where: Coalsfarm, Burnchurch, Co. Kilkenny
Phone: 056 772 9156
Mobile: 087 231 3095

E-mail: thebridgepottery@eircom.net
Web: www.bridgepottery.com
Monday to Saturday, 10.00am-6.00pm
GPS: N+52˚ 57.3385’ W-7˚ 31.2037’


Nicholas Mosse Pottery

Since 1976, Nicholas Mosse Pottery has been famous for his brightly designed ceramic gift and tableware. Situated in an old mill on the banks of the River Nore, the Country Shop offers a viewing area where you might see pottery being thrown or decorated and two floors of beautiful pottery, crafts and gifts plus, a well-loved café and a ‘seconds’ bargain area!

Where: Bennettsbridge, Co. Kilkenny
Phone: 056 772 7505
E-mail: sales@nicholasmosse.com
Web: www.nicholasmosse.com
Showroom open by appointment or visit us at markets around the country
GPS: N +52˚ 35.369’ W -7˚ 11.176’


Karen Morgan Porcelain

Karen’s stylish porcelain range is skilfully hand thrown on the potters wheel. Her award winning creations consist of beautiful functional pieces, both decorative and sculptural in form. Visit her contemporary, bright and welcoming gallery to see her creations and view the work being handmade in the adjoining studio.

Where: Studio & Craft Gallery, Market St., Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny
Phone: 086 166 3691
E-mail: karenmorganporcelain@gmail.com
Web: www.karenmorganporcelain.com
Monday to Saturday, 10.00am-5.30pm
Sunday, 2.00pm-5.00pm
Closed for lunch, 1.00pm-2.00pm
GPS: N+52˚ 52.559’ W -7˚ 13.866’


Bernard Kavanagh

Bernard Kavanagh produces a range of ‘wood fired’ hand thrown functional pottery. The pottery is glazed with a variety of original decorative glazes and is fired to stoneware temperature, making it very durable. Bernard makes elegant, functional and decorative pots which are enhanced by this unique interplay of fire, clay and glaze.

The pottery is located in rural Kilkenny, just 3km outside the town of Graignamanagh in the direction of Thomastown.

The pottery is open most days but please ring ahead to avoid disappointment.

Where: Tikerlevan, Graignamanagh, Co. Kilkenny
Mobile: 086 082 1251
E-mail: kavanaghpottery@gmail.com
Web: www.kavanaghpottery.ie
Contact for appointment

25-Jars of Clay

Jars of Clay

Sonja designs and produces a wide range of functional and
sculptural stoneware ceramics, ranging from hand thrown
tableware with rich, colourful glazes to highly decorative one-off
pieces. Her sculptural works are architectural, slab-built, vibrant
buildings with character. Sonja runs the pottery workshop at
Camphill Kyle, working with people with special needs and teaches
evening classes for adults and children.

Where: Camphill Kyle, Coolagh, Callan, Co. Kilkenny
Mobile: 086 305 0428

E-mail: sonja_g@gmx.net
Web: www.jarsofclayceramics.com
Open: By appointment


Gus Mabelson

Gus creates a wide range of functional stoneware pieces and large sculptural pieces for the home or garden. His large scale work includes garden planters and bird tables; produced to commission. Specialising in stoneware glazes, you can see Gus’ unique work and visit the scenic Grennan Mill, where he currently manages and runs the highly regarded Ceramic Design and Skills Course for Crafts Council of Ireland, in Thomastown.

Where: Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny
Phone: 056 772 4777
E-mail: gusmabelson@mac.com
Open: Contact for private consultation


Baurnafea Studios

Creative couple Heike Kahle and Klaus Hartmann work from their
studios in rural Kilkenny. Heike makes a large selection of willow
baskets and garden structures. Chair-reseating is undertaken and
living willow structures can be commissioned. Heike enjoys teaching
basket making skills to interested people. Klaus produces a wide
range of stoneware pottery; hand thrown table and gift ware, using
various glazes, decorating and firing techniques..

Where: Baurnafea, Castlewarren, Co. Kilkenny
Phone: 059 972 6947
Mobile: 085 145 8228

E-mail: heikeklaus@eircom.net
Showroom open by appointment or visit us at markets around the country
GPS: N +52° 31.530’ W -7° 08.260’