DCCoI Ceramics Graduate Exhibition 13 July - 6 August
The exhibition represents the culmination of two years of intensive training in all aspects of ceramics skills and design at DCCoI’s internationally renowned Centre of Excellence in Ceramics which is based in Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny. It showcases the innovation and diversity in ceramic design and technique of some of Ireland's newest makers establishing their identity in the ceramics sector. In Flux will be officially opened by award-winning contemporary ceramicist, Sara Flynn.
The exhibition presents final project work in each graduate’s signature style, reflecting their individual technical ability and design aesthetic and features contemporary craft in a variety of ceramic materials produced through a range of techniques. Visitors to In Flux can view and purchase this hand-crafted ceramic work ranging from tableware to sculptural ceramics.
The term ‘flux’ in ceramics is given to a material that will cause silica, which has a natural melting point of 1700°C, to melt at a lower temperature thus forming ceramic glazes. Rocks and minerals, such as talc, whiting and dolomite, which provide these fluxes, are essential building blocks when formulating and constructing glazes. In general terms, the word ‘flux’ also means continuous change and movement and can be applied to the development of ideas and designs. The creative process in any discipline requires a certain amount of flow and movement and the work produced by the students for this show is the result of actively moving things on, both with materials and thought processes. In short, their work is always in a state of flux; however, the word has added meaning in the field of ceramics.
Education & Outreach
Meet the Makers Thursday 19 July, 6pm
In-depth talk by the graduates, discussing their work, processes and learning from their two year intensive course. Free event. Book here
Creative Clay Day Saturday 21 July
Craft Club (Age 5 - 13) Drop-in 11am – 1.30pm
Relaxed clay session for children - experimenting, building and chance to throw a pot at the wheel. Free event. Book here
Throw on Wheel (Age 14 - adult) Drop-in 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Teens and adults can come along to have a go throwing a pot on the wheel - guided by the skilled new graduates.Free event. Book here
IN FLUX exhibition launch Fri 13 Jul, 6.30pm
Launch of In Flux, 2018 graduate exhibition, of the DCCoI’s internationally Centre of Excellence in Ceramics which is based in Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny. In Flux will be officially opened by award-winning contemporary ceramicist, Sara Flynn.
CRAFT, DESIGN AND RURAL FUTURES - ACTIONS PANEL Fri 3 Aug, 6pm
Join us for a discussion on the potential of co-operation, craft and industry to sustain rural economies. This event is part of the Bring Your Own Chair design and craft residency programme delivered by Workhouse Union with the Design & Craft Council of Ireland. As part of the project three craft makers/designers are undertaking two-week residencies engaging with the vernacular craft and design history of the locale. The discussion will include Michelle Browne and residency participants and hosts Rosie O’Reilly, Deirdre O’Mahony, Sarah Lincoln and Mollie Anna King.Book your spot