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Stuck in the Mud – a celebration of 20+ years working in clay.

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About the event

Closed Sundays

Sarah is set to commemorate two decades of her clay journey with an exhibition at the Bridge Street Studios Gallery in July 2023. This artistic showcase will offer visitors an exclusive view of her newest creations, including unique sculptures and wall art. In a nostalgic twist, fan favourites like the ‘peppered globes’ will also be brought back to life.

The celebration kicks off with a wine reception at 7 pm on Thursday, the 27th of July, thereafter welcoming visitors from Monday to Saturday, from 10 am to 5 pm, granting ample opportunity for enthusiasts and newcomers alike to appreciate and engage with Sarah’s 20-year-long love affair with clay.


Where is it taking place?

Bridge Street Studios
97 Bridge Street
Co Louth
A91 YE10

Who is it suitable for?

Details to follow


The main ceramics workshop space is on the ground floor, unfortunately, the gallery is on the first floor, accessed via a metal staircase. The toilets are located on the first floor.

When is it taking place?

Thursday July 27th, 7pm to Saturday August 5th
Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm

Price & do you need to book?

Free. Booking for Artist Talk via

Contact details




+353 86 3499195

Additional information 

“This celebration of 20+ years of creativity in clay is an event not to be missed.

On Wednesday, 2nd August, Sarah will host a slideshow presentation that will be followed by a live demonstration of her clay-making techniques. Those in attendance will enjoy a studio tour and refreshments. Additionally, guests will be gifted with goodie bags as a token of appreciation for their support. Booking essential.

My journey in Irish pottery has been an exciting mix of tradition and innovation, starting from Duncan of Jordonstone College of Art & Design, to establishing my studio in Dundalk in 1999. My technique features a three-pronged approach. First, wallpapers and latex moulds lend a distinctive pattern to my clay slabs. Then, occasional pattern mismatches become unique features in the final pieces. Finally, messages, drawings, and stamps breathe life into my creations.

Learning in this journey has come through sharp curves and gradual realisations. My creations serve as tangible reminders of joy and nostalgia. I believe in positively impacting our planet; hence, my packaging is recyclable, plastic-free, and mainly uses recycled materials. My brown kraft cardboard and paper capture the spirit of everyday moments.

Handcrafted pieces, to me, carry love and skill. My supporters’ likes, comments, referrals, and purchases keep me motivated. A quirky detail about my packaging – the little houses I draw on parcels during the lockdown, which I’ve come to love. Balancing pottery, motherhood, and being a Scout Leader in Dundalk – it’s been a rewarding journey.”


Design & Crafts Council Ireland
DCCI Made Local
Design Ireland
Ceramics Ireland
Louth Craftmark


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

Event Details

Maker: Sarah McKenna

Starts: Fri 28 Jul at 10:00 am

Ends: Sat 5 Aug at 5:00 pm

Craft Type: Ceramics

Event Location: Louth

Event Type: Exhibition, Maker Talk

Price: Free