Hand thrown porcelain inspired by the shape of the acorn, with choice of yellow, ice blue or turquoise on inside. My designs are comfortably tactile, inviting to touch and comfortable to hold and handle. An added bonus is that they are dishwasher safe.
With a total prize fund of over €25,000, Future Makers Awards & Supports is one of the biggest award programmes in Europe for students and emerging makers. The annual programme rewards the next generation of Irish creatives, helping them develop an exciting future in the craft and design industry.
27 emerging designer-makers were announced as the 2015 winners by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland and I was delighted to be among the winners as I was awarded the Studio Support Award.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Acting Chief Executive of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland, Brian McGee, spoke of the importance of supporting designers and makers at all stages of their career. “The future of our industry is dependent on a healthy talent pool. Future Makers enables up and coming designers and makers access funding for their development in a structured way. It is an amazingly inspiring project and every year we are just bowled over by the innovation, motivation and raw energy that the candidates bring,” he said.
Commenting on the 2015 Future Makers Awards & Supports Programme, Muireann Charleton, Education and Innovation Manager at the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland, who chaired the selection panel said: “All the 2015 shortlisted candidates must be acknowledged as it is a high benchmark to have been selected by the judges for the shortlist. Future Makers supports those starting out in their careers to be innovative in their practice, encouraging experimentation in craft skills and demonstrating distinctive creative expression among emerging makers in Ireland today.”
Read more about the awards here.
Mill Cove Gallery,
Mill Cove Galleries, Beara Peninsula, Co. Cork.
22 November 2014 – January 2015
Exhibition includes the launch of the book “Irish Ceramics” by John Goode, Mill Cove Galleries,
showing the best of contemporary Irish Ceramics, which includes a selection of Joanna’s work.
Ceramics Ireland Annual Members Selected Exhibition,
Pearse Museum, St. Enda’s Park, Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16.
October 18th – 29th November 2014.
2014 RDS National Craft Awards,
The Hunt Museum, The Customs House, Rutland St, Limerick.
September 4th – October 10th 2014
2014 RDS National Craft Awards,
RDS Concert Hall, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.
July 30th – August 10th 2014.
2014 Ceramics Graduate Exhibition, “UP FROM EARTH”,
National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny.
18th July – 4th August 2014.
Ceramics Ireland Members Exhibition,
The Gallery, National Botanic Garden, Glasnevin, Dublin 9.
June 18th – July 20th 2014.
Blue Egg Gallery “What a Dish”,
John’s Gate Street, Wexford.
12th April 2014 – 9th May 2014.
Carlow Visual Centre for Contemporary Art,
EIGSE 2012, “ Civilising the Wilderness”,
Old Dublin Road, Carlow.
13th June – 26th August 2012.
Eigse Pop Up Galleries, Blueprint,
Old Buzz’s, No.7 Tullow St, Carlow.
9th June – 13th August 2012.
My unique style of work has won a number of awards including The Design and Craft Council of Ireland purchase award 2014/2015 and the RDS National Craft Awards 2014.
Design and Craft Council of Ireland, Purchase Award 2014 – 2015
My work was displayed at the Design and Craft Council of Ireland’s main offices in Dublin for Year of Design 2015.
Finalist and Exhibitor 2014 RDS National Craft Awards.