Clay Rooms Kilkenny Lecture Series

About the event

Clay Rooms Kilkenny will host a series of demonstrations and talks by leading ceramic experts. These will run on two Saturdays during August.

Isobel Egan will discuss her artistic practice and inspiration along with her experience of business and exhibition opportunities for ceramic artists. Jim Behan will present a short slide show followed by a demonstration of his slipware technique. Gus Mabelson will bring his considerable experience to us with a presentation of his large scale ceramic work and a recent restoration project. Mark Campden will present a slideshow of his work and demonstrate his painting and lustre techniques.

Q and A session welcome during each talk/demonstration.
Will break for lunch.


Where is it taking place?

Clay Rooms Kilkenny,
Colliers Lane,
Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny

When is it taking place?

August 6th & Saturday August 13th, 11am to 4pm

Who is it suitable for?



Colliers Lane and Clay Rooms is fully wheelchair accessible, with an accessible toilet.
Wheelchair parking is available on the high street and in St Mary’s car park.

Do you need to book?

Yes, booking is required. Bookings can be made on our website:
or via email at:

About the organiser

This event is part of the Alternative Kilkenny Arts festival.

“Liselott Oloffson, Aisling McElwain and Niamh Synnott opened the doors of Clay Rooms Kilkenny in January of this year.
We are 3 friends who met as Ceramics Ireland committee members and bonded over the possibilities of this most basic, but wonderfully malleable and endlessly versatile material…..clay. We each have a passion for what we do in our own respective clay and teaching practices and are excited to share this passion with everyone who walks through our doors. We strive for Clay Rooms Kilkenny to become a hub for all those interested in developing their knowledge and experiences of the endless possibilities of ceramic processes, while also meeting and working alongside likeminded people on their own journey of exploration with clay.”

Contact details



086 4556369, 087 2898153


Design & Crafts Council of Ireland

Ceramics Ireland


All August Craft Month events are run independently by the event organisers. For questions regarding this event please contact the event organiser directly.

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Event Details

Maker: Multiple

Starts: Aug 6 at 11:00 am

Ends: Aug 13 at 4:00 pm

Discipline: Ceramics

Location: Kilkenny

Type: Maker Talk

Price: €40 per day