New Departure to sculpture: Goddesses

These figures are a recent departure, arising from a desire to have a “garden goddess”. Modelled on the format of terracotta deity figures or “murtis” I saw in the pottery village of Molela, southern Rajasthan, India, a few years ago. Made in pit-fired earthenware, stained with oxides and wax polished. Click on the thumbnail to see full size photo. They are about 16″ high by 7.5″ wide.



Latest Firing. 1st November 2018

Here’s a selection of work from the latest stoneware firing, mostly commissioned.


Updated 6th September 2017

Stoneware versions of “Kraakware”, the 17th century European imitation of late Ming Dynasty export porcelain.

Recent Ceramic Pictures for Solas Gallery. Updated 6th September 2017

Four ceramic pictures, all featuring Croagh Patrick or Clew Bay. They were made for the opening exhibition of our new Solas Louisburgh Upstairs Gallery.


“Egrets, Killadangan”, stoneware, 12″ x 10″
“Old Head Hare”, stoneware, 12″ x 12″
“Reek Dreaming”, stoneware, 10″ x 10″

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.