Artist, designer, and Ceramicist for 30 years.
Ciarán is an Irish language speaker and has a passion for Irish history and design. This can be seen in his Irish heritage creations, each embellished by his own glazes-Each color and shade inspired by the landscape that surrounds his home. Each Urn is fired in his self-made kiln.View Urns
Each collection piece represents our history, our people and the colors found on land and sea. Ciaran says, “this is an expression of Ireland”.Combining form, design, and finish means his pieces are much sought after. Presented to many dignitaries including An Taoiseach -Irish Prime Minister and the President of Ireland.View Urns
Ciarán- Artist, Ceramicist, designer
Ciarán, an Irish language speaker has a love of Irish history and design. He ties his Irish heritage creations with his own glazes for his Celtic Cremation Urns. A range of locally inspired colors fired in his self-made kiln.
Ciarán studied and lectured in Art and Design as well as being a highly regarded Ceramicist for the last 30 years.
He lives with his family on the banks of the historical Carlingford Lough. Image below is some detailing on the Bean na heireann Irish Harp Urn
Carlingford, one of the most beautiful places in Ireland. The Cooley Mountains on one side and ’ the mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea’ on the other.
Each of his Celtic Cremation Urns represents our history, our people and the colors found on land and sea. As Ciarán says, “they are each an expression of Ireland”. Ciarán walked the coast, fields, and mountains looking for the colors he wanted to inspire his glazes. He then went about mixing and testing the glazes to match his imagination. According to Ciarán you need to be as much a Chemist as a Ceramicist to get it just right. He spent months and months perfecting the colors that don’t truly show themselves until after firing.
The combination of form, design, and the glaze has made his unique pieces much sought after. His work has been commissioned and presented to many dignitaries including An Taoiseach -Our Leader -The Irish Prime Minister and also the President of Ireland.
A little on the design inspiration – more details are available when browsing each Urn.
Ciarán perfectly combines iconic symbols of Ireland with the beauty of his glazing.
A Celtic knot surrounds the Urns’ collar and represents how our lives are intertwined and bound together for eternity.
Each Urn is beautiful to hold and you can feel the hand-thrown detailing on each piece.
The glazed colors are earthy to represent the timeless beauty found in the mountains and seas of Ireland.
Some of the detail on his Claddagh design
Ciarán – Artist, Designer, Ceramicist
Tá súil agam go dtabharfaidh mo chuid oibre sólás mór duit ag am deacair. Tá ár gcroí agus ár n-intinn leat. Ciarán.
I hope that my work brings you great comfort at a difficult time. Our hearts and minds are with you. Ciarán.