Bowl with twisted branch on stone plinth

Clay, wood, stone, 38cm x 62cm x 35cm, 2014


One Handed Bowls

Clay, 24cm x 12cm, 17cm x 10cm, 12cm x 8cm, 2014


Leaning Vases

Clay, 30cm and 15cm, 2014


Magda Bethani

Magda Bethani was born and raised in Athens, one of the world’s oldest and most influential cultural and artistic cities. She previously worked in the business sector whilst studying “European Civilization” at the Greek Open University. In 2009 she started experimenting with the creative potential of clay. In 2012 she applied for and was accepted onto the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland’s Ceramics Skills and Design Course. She graduated in July 2014, having successfully exhibited her work at the National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny and the Blue Egg Gallery, Wexford. She was also awarded the Lewis Glucksman Gallery Graduate Award, in 2014.

Magda’s work is defined by on-going exploration into new forms, surfaces and processes. The starting point is always the potter’s wheel, where she creates both functional ware and sculptural pieces. Smooth curves and gentle colour in her earlier work have now developed into strong forms with simple lines, bright bubbly glazes and expressive textures. Deep iron black clay breaks through the surface, contrasting the rich coloured glazes. Her inspiration comes from many sources, ranging from natural landscape to found objects and ancient artefacts. The intention is for the work to carry a sense of these ancient artifacts while at the same time maintaining a contemporary, fresh look.  Magda often combines other materials with ceramic such as wood, stone and slate


Numerous private collections nationally and internationally

Selected Awards

Graduate Award, Winner, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork
RDS National Craft Awards, Dublin (shortlisted)

Selected Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions/Collections:

New Ground, Two persons show, Signal Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow
52nd Pan-Hellenic Ceramics Exhibition, Athens, Greece
                         Ceramics Ireland Selected Members Exhibition, Pearse Museum, Dublin
               Graduation Exhibition, Ceramics Skills and Design Course, Design & Crafts Council of Ireland, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny
           Ceramics Ireland Group Show, National Botanic Gardens, Dublin
           What a Dish, Ceramic Skills and Design Course, Student Group Show, Blue Egg Gallery, Wexford
Rathfarnham Castle Arts, Ceramics Ireland Group Show, Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin





Contact Details:

Magda Bethani

T. 0864497341