Ian makes ceramic vessels destined mainly for low temperature firing techniques, using glazes pushed to the edge Ian revels in collaborations with forces that are never entirely under his control, such as fire, chemical reduction and environmental conditions. Much of Ian’s wall art is an expression in three dimensions of enchanted Irish landscapes and mythology while the hummingbird symbolizes love, joy and beauty,
Ian has been a finalist in RTEs TV series Craft master in 2011, Won a highly commended Award at the RDS showcase 2014, Winner of the Gallery Zozimus Award at the National Irish ceramics awards 2014, 3rd place in the Lissadell art competition 2014, 2nd place in the YB Yeats Great 150th celebrations Art competition 2015, His work has been featured in John Goodes Book The best of Irish ceramics and Ian has participated in several group and solo exhibitions since 2011.
Ian Carty’s experiments with materials and firing conditions, and explorations into surface texture and colour, result in unique pieces which celebrate the complex and beautiful interactions of clay, glaze and smoke.
Ian exhibits regularly in solo and group shows throughout Ireland London and the USA