Ceramics and pottery
Fancy trying something new in 2018 or do you want to sharpen some skills you've learned in the past.
Susan Boland Ceramics is holding a number of pottery classes this month.
One Day Weekend Course
Saturday 17th February
10.00am – 5.00pm
Two Half Day Mid Week Course
Wednesday 21st & Thursday 22nd February
10.30am – 1.30pm each day
Susan Boland Ceramics was established by Susan Boland in 2008 after having trained in the Crafts Council of Ireland’s world renowned pottery skills course.
From her workshop in Castlecomer Susan creates a range of beautiful pottery for all occasions. Each of her pieces is hand thrown and crafted with the greatest care for detail. Inspired by the shapes of simple pottery from times gone by and the natural colours in the landscape around her. The distinctive glazes are uplifting and can fit into every home and lifestyle. One of the main objectives in the pottery that Susan makes is that it is functional. She wants her pottery to be used and enjoyed in the home.
Susan Boland Ceramics
Castlecomer Estate Yard
P: +353 (0)87 9011017
'Rosemarie Durr Pottery'
Having trained in the Crafts Council of Ireland's world renowned pottery skills course, Rosemarie graduated with the Student of the Year award. She worked as a production potter in some of Ireland's leading pottery studios for several years. After this, she worked from the Kilkenny design studios in the Castle Yard where she started to create her own range of tableware. In 2004 she and her husband Andrew Ludick moved to Castlecomer Estate Yard. They set up a workshop together creating their individual ranges as well as collaborative work. In 2006 they opened their beautiful 'Rosemarie Durr Pottery' shop where they sell the full range of their work as well as all sorts of gorgeous finds, from aprons to floormats.
Rosemarie Durr Pottery,
Castlecomer Estate Yard,
tel: +353 (0)56 4440007mob: + 353 (0)87 6833639
Shop open: Monday to Saturday 10am - 5.30pm. Sunday 2pm - 5.30pm
Andrew Ludick 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. Several handbuilding techniques are used to make the pieces. Once built, the form is treated as a blank canvas on which he applies patterns and decoration. They are then coated and finished with a glossy clear glaze. Andrew's main influences are the arts and designs from indigenous cultures of Africa and the Americas as well as work by artists such as Paul Klee, Joan Miro, Thelonious Monk and Eric Dolphy.
Castlecomer Estate Yard,
tel: +353 (0)56 4440007mob: + 353 (0)87 6833639email:
Shop open: Monday to Saturday 10am - 5.30pm Sunday 2pm - 5.30pm