Month: July 2015

RDS National Crafts Competition Winner 2015

No-one was more surprised than I was to win the Ceramics Prize,”established maker”  at the RDS National Crafts Competition today.


National Crafts Competition Winning dish:” Four Ravens, Four Raptors”. 14″ x 14″ ash-glazed stoneware
The winning dish, back. The Raptors.
R.D.S. official photo.


Recent Large Square Dishes: National Crafts Awards Winner at the RDS

As well as the large Jun bowls below, I’ve been making some very large square dishes, over 14″ x 14″ (about as big as will fit on a kiln shelf) with a mixture of sgraffitto through slip, and wax resist over biscuit-fired underglaze.


This is the dish that won the ceramics prize at the RDS National Crafts Awards in July 2015

Four raptors on the back


Four ravens on the front.

Very Large Bowls for Ceramics Ireland Summer Show. July 2015

For the Ceramics Ireland Summer show, as a relief from all the oilspot bowls for my solo exhibition at NAG Gallery, Dublin, I made some very large “Hiberno-Moresque” ferny jun bowls and platters.