CelticValleyCeramics

Celtic Valley Ceramics, Artisan tiles and Giftware

Dundalk, Ireland On Etsy since 2015

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CelticValleyCeramics

Celtic Valley Ceramics, Artisan tiles and Giftware

Dundalk, Ireland | 562 Sales

Announcement    We are happy to create something special and unique just for you and your home. A family crest or a plaque in remembrance of a beloved family pet. A stunning feature piece for the kitchen or bathroom. You tell us your heart desires and we will try and make them a reality.
Enjoy browsing our shop.

Our products are all made by hand and need time to dry before they can go in the kiln. The whole process can take 3/4 weeks and then an extra 5/7 working days for shipping to the U.S, Canada and Australia.


May you always have walls for the winds,
a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire,
laughter to cheer you, those you love near you,
and all your heart might desire.

From the Land of Legends comes
a range of beautiful handcrafted
ceramics guaranteed to add a
romantic Irish touch to your home
We make handcrafted personalised
ceramic plaques, gifts and relief tiles. Inspired by Celtic art, designs and folklore. Made in "The Land of Legends" - County Louth, Ireland.

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 7, 2020

We are happy to create something special and unique just for you and your home. A family crest or a plaque in remembrance of a beloved family pet. A stunning feature piece for the kitchen or bathroom. You tell us your heart desires and we will try and make them a reality.
Enjoy browsing our shop.

Our products are all made by hand and need time to dry before they can go in the kiln. The whole process can take 3/4 weeks and then an extra 5/7 working days for shipping to the U.S, Canada and Australia.


May you always have walls for the winds,
a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire,
laughter to cheer you, those you love near you,
and all your heart might desire.

From the Land of Legends comes
a range of beautiful handcrafted
ceramics guaranteed to add a
romantic Irish touch to your home
We make handcrafted personalised
ceramic plaques, gifts and relief tiles. Inspired by Celtic art, designs and folklore. Made in "The Land of Legends" - County Louth, Ireland.

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About CelticValleyCeramics

Sales 562
On Etsy since 2015

Personalised Ceramic Plaques and Tiles, from the Land of Legends - Co. Louth Ireland.

Celtic Valley Ceramics came into being when visual arts teacher Louise Shaw and her husband Andy Shaw, decided it was time to leave Hong Kong to be closer to their family and realise their dream of starting a craft based business. Ireland, with its inspirational rural setting, strong art and craft traditions and Celtic culture, was the perfect setting.

In 2013 Louise and Andy and their four children relocated to County Louth in Ireland and set up home in a country cottage with suitable outbuildings to convert into a workshop. Here they established Celtic Valley Ceramics and started creating a range of tiles and plaques.

Louse, a graduate of University for the Creative Arts (UCA, is the creative genius behind Celtic Valley Ceramics while Andy with his background in science and banking is the business brains and a master of glazing.


In creating tiles, Louise takes her inspiration from the countryside around her and draws on the traditions, artistry and legends of the Ancient Celts to produce original beautiful tiles and plaques. The creative process begins with Louise carving her design into clay, they are then made into plaster molds. Wet clay is pressed into these plaster molds, turned out and dried. After drying, the raw tiles are bisque fired in preparation for glazing. Glaze is then applied by hand and the finished tiles fired to over 1000 degrees. With the commemorative plaques details are hand painted.

The Celtic Valley Ceramic collection includes a series of tiles inspired by legendary creatures, birds, insects and animals all framed with traditional Celtic patterned borders.

Since its founding, Celtic Valley Ceramics has been commission to produce several birth and commemorative plaques for local clients, including a series of tiles for the Irish dancing community. It is now looking to expand its business to the UK and beyond.

“We love creating our tiles. To us, they are more than just patterned tiles. Each tells a story or celebrates a particular aspect of Ireland’s rich culture, traditions and even landmarks. We hope everyone who visits our website will look beyond the pattern and appreciate the story behind each tile.”

Louise Shaw, Creative Director, Celtic Valley Ceramics

Shop members

  • Louise Shaw

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Louise graduated from Surrey Institute of Art and Design in 1994 and went on to become a Visual Arts teacher. She spent ten years living and working in Hong Kong and Shanghai and now lives in Co Louth, Ireland, with her husband and four children.

  • Andrew Shaw

    Marketer, Creator, Owner

    Andrew has worked in project mgmt, business mgmt and IT for many years and now uses these skills to support Louise's creative talents. Andrew covers technical, marketing, shipping etc. as well as making a good coffee and looking after the chickens.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 19, 2019
Welcome to our shop, we hope you enjoy our range of products. Please find below our shop policies which we hope will give you confidence in any purchases you may make with us. Please contact us if you have any other questions.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
If your product is damaged or you are unsatisfied with your item, please contact us within 5 days of receiving your item. If the item has arrived damaged please provide evidence and we will send a replacement. If you are not satisfied with a standard product please, return it to us with 2 weeks and we will make a full refund of the item price once we receive the item in re-sellable condition. Please contact us before returning the item. Bespoke products cannot be refunded, but we undertake to ensure to product meets the requirements given at time of order according to Etsy policies.
Payment
We accept payment via credit card, debit card and Etsy gift certificate. Payment must be made in full before shipment.
Shipping
By default, we ship to Ireland and the rest of the world using An Post standard delivery (Ireland's national postal service). We ship to the UK using Royal Mail.
Normal delivery times to Ireland and the UK are one to three days.
Delivery times to the rest of the world are typically 5 to 7 working days.
Please note that standard delivery is not tracked.
We also offer Express shipping through An Post. This offers international delivery of typically 4 working days and is tracked.
We also offer standard tracked delivery, but this takes 9 to 10 working days.
Please let us know if you need it by a specific date.
Additional policies and FAQs
Our products are not intended for food or drink, and are not tested for food safety. We do not use any glazes containing lead.