Ceramics Ireland are delighted to be opening 'Touchstone' at Farmleigh Gallery on Saturday at 2.30pm, hope you can join us. The exhibition will be opened by Michael O'Reilly of Creative Ireland.

Touchstone celebrates the breadth of Irish ceramic practice featuring a variety of approaches to working with clay. It promises to be a visual feast exploring form, figure, function and installation-based works. 

An independent panel of three selected from over 100 applications. The exhibition showcases the work of 36 makers of and from Ireland, representing a critical mass of practitioners. Through Touchstone, we will celebrate the highest quality craftsmanship; the selected group includes the work of established makers, the caliber of Frances Lambe, Cormac Boydell, Sara Flynn, Grainne Watts alongside makers who are embarking on their careers, Cathy Burke, Caroline Getty and Aisling McElwain.

The selected group includes both the work of emerging and established makers: Cormac Boydell, Nuala Creed, Jack Doherty, Isobel Egan, Michael Flynn, Sara Flynn, Adam Frew, Peter Fulop, Jennifer Hickey, Alison Kay, Frances Lambe, Andrew Ludick, Claire McLaughlin, Deirdre McLoughlin, Lucy Morrow, Ingrid Murphy, Nuala O’Donovan, Marcus O’Mahony, Mandy Parslow, Owen Quinlain, Alex Scott, Grainne Watts, Katharine West, Elaine Riordan, Cathy Burke, Aisling McElwain, Tara Butler Frey, Caroline Getty, Susan O’Byrne, Mark Campden, Gus Mabelson, Ann McBride, Eleanor Swan, Markus Jungmann, Mike Byrne and Vicki Sutherland.

Touchstone will provide an opportunity for national / international visitors to experience a comprehensive body of contemporary Irish ceramics.

It is the third exhibition in the Ceramics Ireland triennial series and will coincide with the 40th anniversary of the organisation, founded in 1977. 

Touchstone will include a selection of archival materials celebrating the history of Ceramics Ireland.

The exhibition will run until 30th September 2017.


This event listing is compiled for informational purposes only and is correct at time of publication. Event listings may be subject to change by the organisers and readers are advised to contact the organisers directly for the most up to date information. DCCoI cannot be held responsible for any alterations to the existing schedule.

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15 June to 30 September 2017


Farmleigh Gallery, White's Rd, Castleknock, Dublin 15

Opening Hours

Tuesday – Sunday: 10am–5pm (closes 1pm–2pm)

Further Information

01 815 5962

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