Cork Potters Exhibition and Pot Sale

Venue: Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, Olcote
Town: Kinsale
Time: 5:30pm - 9:00am

Phone: 0879696901
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Age: All Ages
Booking Required: No


This large exhibition of new works by the Society of Cork Potters marks the organisation’s 39th year, and will be held in The Coachhouse Gallery at Kinsale Pottery, housed in the eves of an eighteenth century coachhouse, overlooking the Bandon River.

Exhibitors include: Jim Turner and Etain Hickey, David Seeger, Julian Smith, Sara Roberts, Adrian Wistreich, Kate Standen, Martha Cashman, Cillian Gibbons, Clare Green, Jim Kellegher, Bernadette Tuite, Sarah Rosingrave, Orla O’Rourke, Jean Philippe Levillain, Jocelyn-Adam and Brendan Ryan.

Pieces in the exhibition will be for say but may not be collected until September 30th. The majority of exhibitors will also take tables in a large ‘pot sale’ to be held on Culture Night and the following day at the gallery. a proportion of the proceeds will go towards the Cork Potters 40th Anniversary celebrations and a publication in 2020.

The Society of Cork Potters is a non-profit organization, open to all ceramic artists or potters who live in Cork City or County and who are trying to make at least part of their living by working with clay.

The aim of the Society is to provide a framework for Cork-based potters and ceramic artists, to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information, to further their development, to organize ceramic-specific networking events, workshops, exhibitions for the benefit of its members and other invited craftspeople.

The Society was founded by a group of potters and ceramic artists working in County Cork during the 1970′s, and was affiliated to the Crafts Council of Ireland in 1980. Meetings were held on a regular basis to exchange ideas and information, and exhibitions of members’ work were organised. Well-known ceramic artists were invited to come and show their work to members and demonstrate techniques in workshop settings. Many of these events were thrown open to other potters throughout Ireland and the Society continued to meet regularly until about 1992.