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Shawn Ireland

Shawn Ireland

Shawn Ireland: Solo

Dedicated to Douglass Rankin (1948-2022)

This collection of pots was made during a period of grieving the loss of one of my most influential friends and teachers, Douglass Rankin.

The making philosophies of Douglass and Will Ruggles, of Rock Creek Pottery, are the foundation of everything I have made in clay over the past thirty years. In 1991, I watched Douglass put an animal on a lidded jar and had no idea what a catalyst that would be for the Animalware pots I now make.

This clay and these pots were made with loving gratitude in the bright light of Douglass’s creative spirit.   

Artist Statement “Most everything I do in my daily life relates to my passion for art. I surround myself with what I find beautiful and seek out images and objects that resonate. I love making things at the wheel or the easel and I love being lost in the moments of making or “in the search”. Watching, feeling and experiencing the beautiful natural qualities of clay and oil paint are what make this searching such a pleasure. Working from a foundation of folk tradition, I make pots with food, flowers and candles in mind.  For me, this involves using a variety of hand processed local clays and glaze materials, single firing in a gas/wood burning kiln, and using a kick wheel.  These ingredients promote surprises and keep my craft connected to the natural world."

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    Elephant Vase

    Shawn Ireland's functional ceramics often feature motifs of animals. This piece measures 7 x 12.25 x 3.5". Please reference 22SIR58 if calling the ...

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    Eland Bowl

    Shawn Ireland's functional ceramics often feature motifs of animals. This piece measures 11.5 x 12.25 x 4.25". Please reference 22SIR57 if calling ...

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    Gemsbok Bowl

    Shawn Ireland's functional ceramics often feature motifs of animals. This piece measures 10 x 11.25 x 4.5". Please reference 22SIR56 if calling the...

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    $725
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    Tripod Vase

    Shawn Ireland's functional ceramics often feature motifs of animals. This piece measures 14.75 x 8.75". Please reference 22SIR53 if calling the gal...

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    $500
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    Duck Bowl

    Shawn Ireland's functional ceramics often feature motifs of animals. This piece measures 9.25 x 15 x 11". Please reference 22SIR52 if calling the g...

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  • $650
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    Bull Vase

    Shawn Ireland's functional ceramics often feature motifs of animals. This piece measures 11.75 x 8.5". Please reference 22SIR51 if calling the gall...

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    Long Horn Vase

    Shawn Ireland's functional ceramics often feature motifs of animals. This piece measures 10.75 x 10.5 x 7". Please reference 22SIR50 if calling the...

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    $425
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    Lady with Duck

    Shawn Ireland's functional ceramics often feature motifs of animals. This piece measures 14 x 5 x 4.75". Please reference 22SIR41 if calling the ga...

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    $350
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    Duck Head Vase

    Shawn Ireland's functional ceramics often feature motifs of animals. This piece measures 7.5 x 8". Please reference 22SIR38 if calling the gallery ...

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    $850
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    Large Bowl

    Shawn Ireland's functional ceramics often feature motifs of animals. This piece measures 8.5 x 17.75". Please reference 22SIR33 if calling the gall...

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  • $475
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    Fish Candelabra

    Shawn Ireland's functional ceramics often feature motifs of animals. This piece measures 11.75 x 12 x 5". Please reference 22SIR31 if calling the g...

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    $275
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    Bull Candlestick

    Shawn Ireland's functional ceramics often feature motifs of animals. This piece measures 10.5 x 4.5 x 4.25". Please reference 22SIR28 if calling th...

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    $275
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    Bull Candlestick

    Shawn Ireland's functional ceramics often feature motifs of animals. This piece measures 10.5 x 4.5 x 4.25". Please reference 22SIR27 if calling th...

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  • $285
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    Tri-Animal Jar

    Shawn Ireland's functional ceramics often feature motifs of animals. This piece measures 8 x 7.5". Please reference 22SIR25 if calling the gallery ...

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