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ian carty ceramics irish ceramics
Born in Sligo in the scenic North West of Ireland Ian’s ceramics are highly creative and extremely artistic. His designs are currently being sold internationally throughout the EU and USA, Ian has also been featured on the popular Irish Television Series Craft Master, Ian’s work is highly recognised as representing the best of Irish craft and design, and won best product award and highly commended at the Craft Council of Irelands showcase event 2014

 
Ian’s technique is based on a type of Pottery mass-produced around the first century AD these pots were coated with a very fine slip which potters had been using for hundreds of years to create there famous white and black pottery.                                                                      
He has made his own Irish version by adding Horsehair copper and peat from Irish bogs into the kiln as the vessels are fired, this releases carbon, in the form of black smoke which is infused into the pottery creating a dark black finish, and leaving the carbon of the bog infused into the ceramic, this process is very time consuming, And often takes Ian several hours to complete just one piece.    

 

 

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