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Upcoming events

Patricia Volk - Sculpture in Devon at Art Room, The 10th May to 8th June, 2014 New work by Patricia Volk. This exhibition will feature her symbolic and semi-abstract heads together with new abstract forms.
Ashraf Hanna - Spring Maker in Focus at New Ashgate Gallery 26th April to 7th June, 2014 Focus exhibition of Ashraf Hanna's latest work and most exciting new work.
Christine Hester-Smith - ceramic art at Red Barn Gallery 1st May to 30th June, 2014 'The inspiring ceramic canvases of Christine Hester-Smith
Grande Finale Group Show at Gallery Upstairs, The 20th May to 7th June, 2014 The last Group show from this soon to close gallery. It is bound to be excellent! We will add more detail nearer the time

Recently added Courses

Inventive Ceramic Projects for the Garden - Claire Ireland - 4th June to 9th July, 2014
A comprehensive introduction into the methods and creative potential of sculptural ceramics. (6 weeks)
Ceramics for Beginners: Wheel Throwing - 30th April to 2nd July, 2014
Open to complete beginners and improvers this course will introduce you to the basic skills of working with the clay on the potters' wheel.
Jill Ford - Ceramic Workshops - Green Man Garden Plaque - 1st May 2014 to 2nd July, 2014
Under the expert guidance of professional potter Jill Ford. Jill will carefully guide you through all the stages needed to create the Green man Garden Plaque
Jill Ford - Ceramic Workshops - Owl, kitchen herbs planter - 24th July 2014 to 2nd July, 2014
Learn to throw pots under the expert guidance of professional potter Jill Ford. Jill will carefully guide you through all the stages needed to throw a vase or bowl, also hand build Valentine Hearts in this session.

Irish Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition: 21 Sep 2012 – 11 Nov 2012

The Barony Centre will host the first showing in Scotland of the Irish Contemporary Ceramic Awards 2012 exhibition, which will be one of the largest exhibitions of Irish Ceramic Artists outside of Ireland.   We are delighted to continue the long tradition of cultural exchange between our two countries.

John Goode, a ceramic collector for over 30 years, inaugurated the Irish Contemporary Ceramic Awards (ICCA) in 2008. This annual adjudicated exhibition raises the profile and exposure to the wonderful 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.

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“The ceramics in this exhibition have two essential ingredients truth and passion that help to enhance our intellectual stimulation and pleasure. Today the busy pace of life may limit our exposure to art, or we may even be made to fear it by a perceived exclusiveness and elitism. There is nothing to fear, ceramics are just a communication of subjectivity with no social responsibility except to be first class.”  John Goode

The work of 34 ceramicists in this exhibition reflects the breadth of approaches evident in contemporary ceramics whilst referencing the rich tradition of mans’ use of clay as an integral facet of society for thousands of years. From transporting water to storing foods to its use in ceremonies and celebrations, humans have relied on potters and their craft.  Pottery, however, does n

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ot only reflect the function it was created for, but often is a work of art in its own right.  From very early times clay played an important part in the life of man and has been the medium that symbolic figures are modeled through.

List of Exhibitors:

Annika Berglund, Cormac Boydell, Frances Brosnan, Patrick Connor, Jodi Coyne, Gemma Dardis,Helen Doherty, Ana Duncan, Sinéad Fagan, Claire Finlay, Sinead Glynn, Etain Hickey, Alison Kay, Marianne Klopp, Christy Keaney, Fidelma Massey, Charlie Mahon, Sandra Mc Cowen, Diane McCormick, Mandy Parslow, Elizabeth Petcu, Helen Quill, John Rainey,  Neil Read, Clodagh Redden, Sara Roberts, Ann Marie Robinson, Fieda Rupp, Alex Scott, David Seeger, Eileen Singleton, Eleanor Swan, Jim Turner, Grainne Watts.

All work in the exhibition is for sale.

  • Venue: Happyhills Gallery
  • Address: The Barony Centre, 50 Main Street, West Kilbride, North Ayrshire, Scotland, KA23 9AR.
  • Telephone: +44 (0)1294 829179
  • Web-site: www.crafttownscotland.org/category/events

Posted on September 10 2012 under Event Previews.