Latest Work

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

Kraak ware dinner plates. Updated 15th June 2017

Recently my stoneware spin on the tradition of "kraak" ware, Europe's response to the Ming dynasty imported blue on white porcelains, has become a bit of an obsession. But intense decoration is fun to do, and, when the colours come right in the firing, very rewarding. Some of these plates are the ones which were exhibited in The Oxford Ceramics Gallery, as part of the "Michael Cardew and his Pupils" exhibition. Happily, three out of four sold at the opening in May.

Floral kraak ware plate, beech ash jun glaze. 11" diameter

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Floral kraak ware dinner plate. Jun glaze. 11" diameter.

Kraak ware dinner plate with bird. Jun glaze. 11" diameter

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Kraak ware dinner plate with bird. Jun glaze. 11" diameter

Kraak ware fish dinner plate. Jun glaze. 11" diameter

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Kraak ware fish dinner plate. Jun glaze. 11" diameter

Kraak ware fern dinner plate. Jun glaze. 11" diameter

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Kraak ware fern dinner plate. Jun glaze. 11" diameter

Kraak ware fish dinner plate. Cobalt and jun glaze. 11" diameter

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Kraak ware fish dinner plate. Cobalt and jun glaze. 11" diameter

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 00:06:00

LATEST FIRING March 2017

A very mixed firing with many experimental glazes. Four different white glazes for requested vases. Further variations on the theme of "kraak" ware. Further variations on wax resist "double glazing ".

Vases. Four whites

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Vases. Four white glazes.

Moon flask, four whites

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Moon flask, 12" high, four white glazes

Sgraffitto Jun glaze kraak ware dinner plate

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Sgraffitto Jun glaze kraak ware dinner plate, 11" diameter.

Large sgraffitto Jun kraak ware dish, 13" diameter

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Large sgraffitto Jun kraak ware dish, 13" diameter

Small wax resist cobalt double-glazed dish 6" diameter

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Small wax resist cobalt double-glazed dish 6" diameter

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 00:03:00

Anthony OBrien

Shivlagh, Bunowen
Louisburgh, Co. Mayo, Ireland