Happyhills Gallery : Irish ceramics
36 award winning Irish ceramic artists form the Largest exhibition of Irish ceramics outside of Ireland
'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 not 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 Keeney, 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.
- 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/
- Dates: 21 Sep 2012 to: 11 Nov 2012
Potters at this event include (Members in Bold)
- Mandy Parslow
- Cormac Boydell
- Alison Kay
- Christy Keeney