ArtistDavidHolden

David Holden Ceramics

Dingle, Ireland | 472 Sales

ArtistDavidHolden

David Holden Ceramics

Dingle, Ireland 472 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars (160)

Announcement   Although I have been working with the medium of ceramics since 1988, my most recent work using hand dug native clay of the Dingle Peninsula has been truly rewarding. I process the clay myself in small amounts in the West Kerry Gaeltacht, and then make these organic pots and fire them in my studio. These pieces are truly of the earth, rivers and hearth of Corca Dhuibhne nothing is added to the clay, and only a few stones are removed from it. The clay when harvested is already made fine from the flow of rivers through it. The organic shapes and glazes attempt to resonate with the surroundings where the clay was found. I hope you enjoy my work.

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Last updated on Mar 10, 2016

Although I have been working with the medium of ceramics since 1988, my most recent work using hand dug native clay of the Dingle Peninsula has been truly rewarding. I process the clay myself in small amounts in the West Kerry Gaeltacht, and then make these organic pots and fire them in my studio. These pieces are truly of the earth, rivers and hearth of Corca Dhuibhne nothing is added to the clay, and only a few stones are removed from it. The clay when harvested is already made fine from the flow of rivers through it. The organic shapes and glazes attempt to resonate with the surroundings where the clay was found. I hope you enjoy my work.

David Holden

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Guinomi - Sake Cup. One of 13 that I have just added to my shop.
Guinomi - Sake cup made from 100% local clay.
One of the new items just added to my shop.
8 Guinomis - Sake Cups. Just added to my shop. Made from estuarine clay from the Feothanach river estuary. Volume 60 ml.
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About

Irish Ceramic Artist. Working with local clays from the Dingle Peninsula.

For the past two years, I have been concentrating on working with local clays. For me, it has been very interesting. I’m amazed by the fact that many of clays here fire straight from the ground to 1300 degrees centigrade. I feel I have only scratched the surface of exploring the abundance of materials in this area. I have begun the process of discovery by researching the geology of the area, the types of stone and ground underneath our feet.  I am examining the geological and scientific properties of the clay, and experimenting with how this clay can be worked with, fired and glazed. 

I am interested in preserving the integrity and beauty of the natural material, without adding any other materials to it, or stripping it of it’s own. There are many challenges working with native clays, but I prefer to find a way to work with these clays, rather than change them by adding other materials. When I started this two years ago, it was with a view to getting some clays for wood-firing, and I hope to build a small wood-fired kiln this summer.

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  • David Holden

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    I am originally from Inistioge Co. Kilkenny Ireland. I am a ceramic artist living and working just out side Dingle Co Kerry Ireland. I have been working with the medium of ceramics since 1988.

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Last updated on October 12, 2017
David Holden
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator
I'm a ceramic artist living and working just outside Dingle in Co. Kerry. I've been working with the medium of ceramics since1998. I use various firing techniques, including wood firing and raku. The work you see here is made by me in my studio. I use local clays from The Dingle Peninsula Co Kerry Ireland.

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I gladly accept returns and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
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I don't accept exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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If for some reason the piece reaches you broken. I will refund you the full price of that item and the postage cost. All I will need is a photograph of the broken piece.

If you wish to return an item please contact me before you do so as it can be difficult to pack it well.
Shipping
I ship all my work with An Post Registered Post. This includes a track & trace ID number that I will send with shipping notification.
Your order will be shipped within three working days of payment.

Contact me if you would like a shipping upgrade to DHL for quickest shipping time. Order will be shipped in 1 to 2 working days of payment.This includes a track & trace ID number that I will send with shipping notification. Please contact me for estimation of delivery time, and I will also need your phone number for DHL couriers.

If there is an over charge on shipping I will refund the over charge.

If you are local in Dingle Area, and would like to pick up your order at my place, please contact me for the arrangement. In that case, shipping will be refunded.

Duty and Fees charged on international shipping are the sole responsibility of the buyer. I have to write the value of items on the parcels for customs.