For forty years Ardmore Pottery & Gallery has showcased the best and boldest in Irish design, craft and art - including the unique Ardmore Pottery range
Shop, Studio & Gallery
Ardmore Pottery & Gallery was opened in 1983 by Mary Lincoln, with a credit union loan and a prayer. From the beginning the pottery studio was the heart of the place, and it’s there she designed the unique Ardmore Pottery range, inspired by the rhythms and colours of the sea outside. Visitors can still watch her throw, fire and decorate these earthenware pots on site.
A second part of Mary’s vision was to promote the talents of other Irish craft workers and artists. To this day the shop only stocks Irish makers, currently selling work from over 150 top designers and artists, including knitwear, jewellery, homeware, kids toys, paintings and prints.
Voted an original Irish Times Shop of The Year, Ardmore Pottery remains at the heart of Irish craft and design.
Where the sea meets the land... both are in everything we make
Our shop and studio are located on a steep cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, and its colours and shapes can be seen in all our Ardmore Pottery range. The earthenware clay is decorated with sea sponges, and the startling blue colours are a pure oxide taken straight from the earth.