Latest Work

Small Stoneware Dishes from the latest firing

A series of small dishes (for butter, or soap,or a large candle), some ash-glazed jun with  sgraffitto decoration through black slip, some wild splatter glazes, and one with a shiny high-silica cobalt glaze over a matt cobalt slip glaze with wax resist decoration

Cobalt wax resist, 8" diameter

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Cobalt wax resist, 8" diameter

Splatter glaze "Galaxy" dish, 8" diameter

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Splatter glaze "Galaxy" dish, 8" diameter

Jun glaze "kraak" ware dish, 8" diameter

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Jun glaze "kraak" ware dish, 8" diameter

Jun glaze "three fern" dish, 8" diameter

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Jun glaze "three fern" dish, 8" diameter

Splatter glaze "tortoise shell" dish, 8" diameter

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Splatter glaze "tortoise shell" dish, 8" diameter

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 00:09:00

NEW WORK FOR SOLAS GALLERY LOUISBURGH

For our new Solas Louisburgh Upstairs Gallery opening exhibition, we decided to show all new work by six local artists. The gallery is run by Jane Williams and me as a showcase/showroom for our work. The following photos are of the ceramic ash-glazed stoneware pictures I exhibited. Happily, some have already sold.

Pilgrims Path

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Pilgrims Path, 10" x 10", (sold)

Old Head Hare

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Old Head Hare, 12" x 12"

Egrets Killadangan

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Egrets Killadangan, 12" x 9" (sold)

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 00:08:00

Updated 9th July 2017: My latest earthenware majolica firing

Here are photos of a few pieces from my latest earthenware "majolica" firing. Very pleasing results as the glaze and pigment both behaved, the kiln was obviously in a charitable mood, and the images all worked out well. Three commissioned  dishes. The wolfhound is a portrait of the recipients lovely dog, "Molly".

Molly

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Molly the wolfhound walking on Sandymount Strand in Dublin. 16" diameter

Fish dish

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Wedding fish dish, 15" diameter

Hare Balloor

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Large "Hare and Croagh Patrick" serving dish, 14" diameter

Sunday, July 9, 2017 - 00:07:00

Anthony OBrien

Shivlagh, Bunowen
Louisburgh, Co. Mayo, Ireland