Our key objective is to establish an all-island contemporary ceramic collection – the first of its kind in Ireland. It is envisioned that this collection will grow annually to reflect the richness and creativity of contemporary ceramic practice in Ireland, while complementing the Museum’s diverse holding of historic ceramic artefacts.
To date, twelve leading Irish ceramic artists have contributed to the collection. Three of the artists explore the vessel form in very different directions; Sara Flynn with consummate levels of control, Jack Doherty with an increasing sense of having left the constrictions of studio pottery behind and Deirdre McLoughlin as dynamic sculpture.
The Hunt Museum and Limerick Institute of Technology are proud to be proactive supporters of contemporary artistic practice and thanks the Design and Craft Council of Ireland for their support