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Shawn Ireland

Shawn Ireland

Shawn Ireland received his BFA from Kutztown University in 1990. Over the course of the next 5 years he attended 25 workshops at Penland. He was then apart of the Penland Core Student wok exchange program from 1993-1995. From 1996-1999 he was a resident potter at Penland. He Visiting Artist Internship from the University of Georgia (2006-2008) and spent three semesters potting and oil painting in beautiful Cortona, Italy. Shawn was the 2015 Resident Artist Coordinator at Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy. Shawn now resides in Bakersville, North Carolina. 


“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 wood burning kiln, and using a kick wheel. These ingredients promote surprises and keep my craft connected to the natural world."

  • $280
    Shawn Ireland

    Gourd Vase with Birds

    Made from locally sourced clay and fired in a wood fire kiln, this is a one-of-a-kind piece. It measures 11.25 x 6.75 x 5”. Reference 20SIR02 if ca...

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  • $165
    Shawn Ireland

    Bull Bowl

    This bowl adds some fun to your table functioning as a small dish. It measures 7 x 6.5 x 5.5”. Reference 20SIR09 if calling the gallery to inquire.

  • $120
    Shawn Ireland

    Horse Votive or Bowl

    Add a little candle light with this handbuilt, wood-fired, ash glazed votive that measures 6.5 x 3.5 x 4.75”. Reference 20SIR06 if calling the gall...

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  • $165
    Shawn Ireland

    Box Vase with Ducks

    This charming handbuilt vase is lovely with or without flowers. It measures 6.75 x 6.25 x 2.5”. Reference 20SIR07 if calling the gallery to inquire.

  • $145
    Shawn Ireland

    Oval Baker

    This ash glazed and wood-fired bowl is a useful size for everyday use. It can go in a cool oven for baking a casserole or simply used for serving. ...

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  • $300
    Shawn Ireland

    Big Bowl

    Wheel-thrown with a beautiful patina, this bowl measures 15.5” in diameter and sits 3.5” high. Coffe table or serving bowl ready. Reference 20SIR01...

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  • $125
    Shawn Ireland

    Double Bowl with Fish

    This practical, yet beautiful, wood-fired bowl is perfect on any table. It measures 4.75 x 10.25 x 5.5”. Reference 20SIR08 if calling the gallery t...

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  • $190
    Shawn Ireland

    Gourd Vase

    Made from locally sourced clay and fired in a wood fire kiln, this is a one-of-a-kind piece. It measures 11.75 x 5.25”. Reference 20SIR03 if callin...

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  • $42
    Shawn Ireland

    Mug

    Enjoy coffee out of this hadmade, wood-fired mug. It measures 3.5 x 4 x 3.25”. Reference 20SIR10 if calling the gallery to inquire.

  • $42
    Shawn Ireland

    Mug

    Enjoy coffee out of this hadmade, wood-fired mug. It measures 3 x 4.25 x 3.25”. Reference 20SIR13 if calling the gallery to inquire.

  • $42
    Shawn Ireland

    Mug

    Enjoy coffee out of this hadmade, wood-fired mug. It measures 4 x 4 x 3.25”. Reference 20SIR12 if calling the gallery to inquire.

  • $42
    Shawn Ireland

    Mug

    Enjoy coffee out of this hadmade, wood-fired mug. It measures 4 x 4 x 3.25”. Reference 20SIR11 if calling the gallery to inquire.

  • $42
    Shawn Ireland

    Mug

    Enjoy coffee out of this hadmade, wood-fired mug. It measures 4 x 4.25 x 3.25”. Reference 20SIR14 if calling the gallery to inquire.