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3 Saggar Fired Bowls

Description: 3 small high-fired stoneware bowls with strong contrast between light crackle-glazed surface and unglazed blackened area.
Techniques: Thrown and turned on potters wheel. Bisque fired; glazed with wood-ash glaze; reduction fired to 1300 degrees; then packed into a saggar with sawdust and refired.
Materials: Stoneware clay; wood-ash glaze
Year Made: 2017
Dimensions: 14cm x 7cm

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Saggar Fired Base

Description: Tall saggar-fired vase, showing a strong contrast between light crackle-glazed surface and blackened unglazed area.
Techniques: Thrown and turned on potter's wheel. Bisque-fired; Glazed with wood-ash glaze and reduction fired to 1300 degrees. Packed into a saggar with sawdust and refired.
Materials: Stoneware clay; wood-ash glaze
Year Made: 2018
Dimensions: 30cm

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Saggar Fired Stoneware Bowl

Description: Medium saggar-fired stoneware bowl, with fluting on the outside surface. The glaze is tinged with blue and crackled.
Techniques: Thrown and turned on potter's wheel. Bisque fired; glazed with wood-ash glaze; fired in reduction to 1300 degrees; re-fired in a saggar packed with sawdust.
Materials: Stoneware clay; wood-ash glaze with iron oxide.
Year Made: 2018
Dimensions: 18cm x 9cm

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Fluted Porcelain Bowl

Ming poercelain, 12.5cm x 7cm, 2012

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Porcelain Vase

Ming poercelain, 17cm, 2014

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Porcelain Bowl

Ming poercelain, 22cm x 9cm, 2014

ceramics/ceirmeacht

Juliet Ball

Juliet Ball grew up in England, but  her training in ceramics started in France in 1990 at the C.N.I.F.O.P. (Centre National d’Initiation, de Formation et de Perfectionnement de la Poterie et du Grès) in the Puisaye in Central France, an area renowned for its tradition of pottery making, and formerly the major stoneware producing area of France. She then worked at the well-established Poterie du Carbassou in Southern France before setting up her own workshop in the Pyrenées Orientales.

Juliet moved to Ireland with her family in 2005 and established, “Cloonmore Pottery” near Moycullen, Co. Galway,  where she continues to develop her range of functional ash-glazed stoneware and glazed porcelain while also experiments with smoke-firing techniques.

Juliet’s work remains firmly grounded in the traditions of functional pottery, drawing inspiration from diverse sources, such as Japanese ceramics, Chinese and Korean porcelain, and Amerindian and Portuguese black-fired ware. All of her work is hand-thrown and hand finished. She makes her own glazes from natural raw materials and fires in reduction in a gas kiln.

Selected Awards

2011 RDS National Crafts Competition, Dublin (finalist)

Selected Exhibitions

Duo Exhibitions
2017
“Twostep”. The Courthouse Gallery, Oughterard, Co.Galway.
2016
“Textures” Blue Egg Gallery, Wexford

Group Exhibitions
2018
Ceramics Ireland Selected Exhibition, Rathfarnham Castle Arts, Dublin
2016
Ceramics Ireland Selected Exhibition, The Pearse Museum, Dublin
2015
Portfolio@Solomon, Solomon Gallery, Dublin
National Craft and Student Art Awards Exhibition. RDS, Dublin
2014
Annual Ceramic Awards Exhibition, Mill Cove Gallery, Castletownbere
2013
Ceramics Ireland Selected Exhibition, Pearse Museum, Dublin
Annual Ceramic Awards Exhibition, Mill Cove Gallery, Castletownbere
2012
Ceramics Ireland Selected Exhibition, Rathfarnham Castle Arts, Dublin
2011
National Craft and Student Art Awards, RDS, Dublin

Gallery Representation

SO Fine Art Print Editions. Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, Dublin.
Blue Egg Gallery. Wexford.
Sliding Rock Gallery. Spiddal, Co. Galway.

Contact Details:

Juliet Ball


T. 085 1613854
E. julietball@gmail.com
www.julietball.wix.com/cloonmorepottery