UPCOMING: Ceramic Graduation Exhibition…
Preparation for this year’s Graduate Exhibition is underway and I was lucky enough to spare a few moments of Gus Mabelson’s time. His instantly recognisable ceramics are aesthetically appealing & functional but today the main focus was on his student’s work.
Vivien O’Malley, Porcelain Teapot
Twelve exceptionally talented students, currently working very hard on their final pieces, Gus has spent the last 2 years mentoring them throughout the process, as well as working hard on his own pieces too.
The Crafts Council of Ireland’s (CCoI) Ceramic Design and Skills Training Course is a unique training programme, which is designed to give students practical skills to develop career within the ceramics industry.
Elaine Harrington, Sagger fired Disc
“It is important that the students have an understanding of the professional aspect of ceramics too, by selling their work and creating promotional business material.” Gus explains.
Ceramic Student busy at work…
WHERE: You can see more of these exciting pieces and meet the talented students of these creations @ The National Craft Gallery, Castle Yard. The show opens on Friday 20th July 2012. For further details visit: http://www.nationalcraftgallery.ie/exhibitions/ccoi-ceramic-design-and-skills-course