Sinéad Glynn Ceramics

Alternative fired contemporary ceramics

I am thrilled that my work is gracing the cover of the most recent issue of Pottery Making Illustrated, March/April 2017. To read my article 'Nature Inspired Firings' follow the link

International Ceramics Studio, Ceramics Ireland Residency Award 2016 

I am absolutely thrilled to have received the International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemét, Hungary Residency Award 2016. This is a new biennial award in conjunction with the International Ceramics Studio in Kecskemét, Hungary and Ceramics Ireland.

 ‘The mission of the studio is to promote the formal, aesthetic and technological development of ceramics and to help foster creative skills. The studio is open to the challenges of all ceramic art, research, design and experimentation. The International Ceramics Studio (ICS) is a ceramic art centre located eighty kilometers south of the Hungarian capital, Budapest. Our facilities give artists an excellent opportunity to concentrate on their work in a creative and mutually supportive environment where new and imaginative ideas can be explored and realised’

The month long residency must be completed by December 2017.


Sept 2016            International Ceramics Studio,Ceramics Ireland Residency Award 2016.

                  One Month Residency ICS, Kecskemét, Hungary.


August 2013         Ceramics Ireland Award, 2013 RDS National Crafts Competition, RDS Dublin.


June 2013             The Etain Hickey Award, The Irish Ceramic Awards 2013, Mill Cove Galleries, Cork.


Nov 2010             Gold Prize, ICMEA Emerging Makers Competion, Fuping, China.

Nov 2010             Ceramics Ireland / Scarva Pottery supplies 2010 Travel Bursary.

May 2010             Future Makers 2010, Studio Assistance Grant, Craft Council Of Ireland.


Oct 2009              The Peter Brennan Annual Pioneering Award, Ceramics Ireland Exhibition 2009, 

         Dalkey Castle & Heritage Center, Dalkey, Co. Dublin.


Oct 2009              Gallery Zozimus Award, Ceramics Ireland Exhibition 2009.

Sept 2009            Ceramics Ireland Award for Best Innovative Ceramics, Hallward Gallery, Dublin 2.

   Ceramics Ireland Magazine              




I am delighted that my work is gracing the cover of Ceramics Ireland Magazine, issue 36. 
Roger Bennett has written a wonderful piece about my ceramic journey, the magazine is a fantastic read for all of you interested in ceramics.
The Ceramics Ireland magazine is produced twice a year, featuring the work of Irish and international makers.
            Copies available by following the link 

Books that feature my work.









A beautiful hardback  book which is an elegant memento of 262 civilians that were killed in the 1916 Easter Rising. Each civilian is accompanied by an illustration of the house and a description of the artists interpretation of their life and the dwelling that they have made for them. The book is a window into the many civilians who lost their lives through no fault of their own, it is a book that gives the rising a very human element on this very special year. All proceeds from the sales of this book will go to Peter McVery Trust for the homeless.

The concept of this book and exhibition is to bring to life and remember those who have been forgotten as ‘To be forgotten is to die twice’. To purchase a copy -



500 Raku  published early 2011, available from Amazon.








 IRISH CERAMICS Second Edition

This book records the most important contemporary ceramic artists in Ireland. This edition has been expanded to include students, teachers, professionals and amateur ceramic makers. The book raises the profile and exposure of the brilliant diversity and skills of Irish Ceramic artists.The works, in this edition, show qualities that deserve to be prized, honoured, and cherished but above all to be seen and enjoyed. There are over 100 ceramic artists with over 300 images included in the book. Irish Ceramics is available from the MillCove gallery, Amazon, RDS Craft Fair, National Gallery, IMMA.

Irish Ceramics launched at The Millcove Gallery in June 2011. It is also available at the National Gallery and the National Museum Bookshops.

'Bricks in the Rain'  Farmleigh Gallery August 2012 


Bricks in the Rain was a response exhibition of new work made here in Ireland by a group of renowned ceramic artists who went to China in 2011 on a month long residency.  

Artists: Sara Flynn, Frances Lambe, Elaine Riordan, Kathleen Standen, Michael Moore, Eleanor Flegg, Andrew Standen-Raz, Peter Fulop, Alex Scott, Neil Read, Tina Byrne, Mandy Parslow, Laura O'Hagan, Sinéad Glynn, Kathleen Moroney, Declan ÓFaoláin

The title 'Bricks in the Rain...' derives from a photograph taken by resident photographer Andrew Standen-Raz of bricks used to step through puddles outside the Chinese factory buildings where it rained incessantly for days at the start of the residency.
The new objects will respond to and reflect the residency that took place in China. The exhibiting artists participated in this project, during which they worked in a Chinese brick factory to create the core collection of the Irish Pavilion at the Fule International Ceramic Art Museum (FLICAM) as seen in photographs posted on this page entitled 'Exhibition in China'

Residency, Irish Pavillion China


Follow our journey and experience of the residency programme through the fabulous writings of Eleanor Flegg :- 

A visual diary of the residency has been captured by talented photographer Andrew Standen Raz :-


FLICAM: Towards a Museum of Irish Ceramic Art in China

Plans to establish a Museum of Irish Ceramic Art in China are underway. This exciting plan is part of the residency programme of the Fule International Ceramic Art Museum (FLICAM) in Fuping, which now has 10,000 ceramic works from over 500 artists hailing from 50 countries and regions. The programme goes as follows. A group of ceramic artists from a country or region are invited to Fuping, where they work for a number of weeks. The museum works in conjunction with an adjacent ceramic factory, which has facilities for making that are almost inconceivable in a Western context. All the work that the ceramicists produce is donated to FLICAM, and will be displayed in a museum designated to the ceramic art of that country. After the initial visit, an annual residency programme is established whereby two artists from that country are separately invited to China each year; part of their work will be added to the collection of that country's museum. The French Museum was set up in 2005, as was the Scandinavian Museum; Australia, New Zealand and Canada opened museums in 2007, Holland, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Britain, and South America in 2008, and Spain and the UK in 2009. The Irish makers who have been selected to take part in the initial residency programme in September 2011 are: Alex Scott, Elaine Riordan, Frances Lambe, Kathleen Moroney, Kathleen Standen, Laura O'Hagan, Mandy Parslow, Michael Moore, Neil Read, Peter Fulop, Sara Flynn, Sinéad Glynn, and Tina Byrne.