Hand to Hand

Hand to Hand

DCCI Ceramics Design & Skills Course - 2020 Graduate Exhibition

January - February 2021


Hand to Hand
DCCI Ceramics Design & Skills Course - 2020 Graduate Exhibition January - February 2021

Jennifer Alford | Rose Brettingham | Iona Crawford Topp | Claire Dooley | Antonio Julio López Castro | Lexie Macleod | Laura Matikaite | Lydia Smith | Daniel Smyth | Katharina Treml | Luna Van Mierlo | @Ceramicskills  @NDCGallery | #HandtoHand

Buy + Collect - View pieces / purchase online

Process Videos - Glimpse the processes used

Virtual Visits - introduce themes that inspired the makers to develop these collections

Hand to Hand is an exhibition of new works by the 2020 graduates of the internationally renowned DCCI Ceramic Design & Skills Course. Based in Thomastown Co. Kilkenny since 1990, the course is now in its 30th successful year leading ceramic skills based training and education in Ireland. Throughout three decades the course has trained over 250 ceramists from Ireland, Europe and further afield.

Hand to Hand showcases innovative designs by eleven of Ireland’s newest makers, created with traditional and contemporary ceramic techniques. The exhibition demonstrates a diverse range of finely crafted tableware, artworks and expressive sculptural forms. Each maker's signature style displays their individual technical ability and unique creative voice.

The graduates have acquired the essential knowledge over two intensive years of training and are now positioned to progress into industry and set up their own studios. Expertise and techniques have been passed down from the hands of master ceramists to the hands of these new graduates, safeguarding skills and ensuring our next generation of talented Irish ceramic designer makers are well equiped to begin their studio careers.

Education & Outreach

Meet the Makers 3 Feb, 2pm via Zoom

Join a Meet the Makers with Ireland's newest highly-skilled Ceramic Makers, as they introduce their work, design ideas and processes developed at Design & Crafts Council Ireland's renowned Ceramics Skills & Design Course in Thomastown.

Book a free ticket on Eventbrite (event via zoom)

Valentine's Day Clay Decorations & Gifts Pre Recorded Video Tutorial

Craft your Valentine's Day-themed clay decorations & gifts with Jaqui Ryan of Kinvara Pottery. Switch off and be creative! View video tutorial here.