The Irish Times Magazine - - FRONTLINES - Gemma Tip­ton

From de­li­ciously wantable pots, to some­what saucy fig­urines, and cre­ations that make you mar­vel at their in­tri­ca­cies, it’s amaz­ing what some peo­ple can do with clay. Touch­stone, cur­rently at Farm­leigh Gallery in the Phoenix Park, cel­e­brates some of the best by 36 of to­day’s Ir­ish mak­ers.

Check out work from es­tab­lished ce­ramic ge­niuses in­clud­ing Frances Lambe, Cor­mac Boy­dell, Sara Flynn, Jack Doherty and Grainne Watts; along­side an early chance to see the work of those just em­bark­ing on their ca­reers, such as Cathy Burke, Caro­line Getty and Ais­ling McEl­wain. Fall suf­fi­ciently in love and you can make them yours too, with prices rang­ing from ¤ 45 to ¤ 10,000. The ex­hi­bi­tion also cel­e­brates the 40th an­niver­sary of Ce­ram­ics Ire­land, so along­side all the ob­jects of de­sire, you can delve into the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s his­tory. Touch­stone will also tour to the Na­tional Craft Gallery in Kilkenny later this year. Un­til 30th Septem­ber. farm­leigh. ie

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