Updated: 05/10/16 : 06:29:53
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Sligo ceramic designer shortlisted for Kilkenny Shop competition

Kilkenny Shop have partnered with the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI) Ceramics Skills & Design Course in Co. Kilkenny to find Ireland's Best Emerging Ceramic Designer. 

Four finalists were chosen earlier in the year and they have all been given the opportunity to showcase their crafts in Kilkenny Shop's flagship Nassau Street store in Dublin during Kilkenny Irish Craft & Design Week.

The successful candidates are Bridget Timoney (Keash, Co.Sligo), Claire Murdock (Ballymena, Co.Antrim), Marta Ozog (originally from Poland, now residing in Dublin) and Andrew Ilsley (Herefordshire, UK, now residing in Dublin).

Their displays see an exclusive blend of large-scale spherical moon jars (Murdock), sculptural and highly textured vessels (Timoney), porcelain tableware unusually decorated with blues and turquoises (Ozog) and smoke fired ceramic musical instruments (Ilsley).

The ceramic designers have given prominent window displays on the shop front, and they have also been given the fantastic opportunity to sell their products instore for the week alongside well known Irish designers like Orla Kiely, Rebeka Kahn, John Rocha, and Nicholas Mosse. 

This is a huge honour as Kilkenny Shop is at the epicentre of creativity and Irish design.

At the end of the week, one student will be selected as the overall winner of a €1,000 bursary.  

Voting is open to the public, and you can do so instore when you make a purchase or online at https://www.kilkennyshop.com/ICDW-2016