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One of our very first suppliers, Castle Arch Pottery has been a firm favourite at Totally Irish Gifts.

Both beautiful and functional, this Irish pottery is handmade by Castle Arch Pottery. A native of Cork, Ray Power set up his craft business in the Autumn of 1993 in Kilkenny’s famous Castle Yard, which sits under the gaze of the magnificent Castle of Kilkenny City, the medieval capital of Ireland’s Ancient East. Ray takes his inspiration from Celtic patterns to make bold honest pieces that stand out and enhance formal and decorative settings both in traditional and contemporary homes. 

This pottery has been purchased for wedding gifts, birthday gifts, thank you gifts, Father’s Day Gifts, Mother’s Day gifts, engagement gifts and even a goblet and plate have been purchased as a mobile chalice Host set.


Castle Arch Pottery Glás

From the Castle Arch Pottery Glás range (‘glás’ meaning ‘green’ in Irish).

This Irish Pottery has a fabulous green colouring blending with a lovely rustic brown on the rim.




Castle Arch Pottery Hampton Blue

From the Castle Arch Pottery Hampton Blue range.

This Irish Pottery has a beautiful grey/light blue-to-navy gradient colouring


Two heart bowls handmade by Castle Arch Pottery, Ireland

Celtic Mugs set of 2, handmade Irish Pottery, made in Co Kilkenny, Ireland



This pottery is handmade in small production batches on the potter’s whee and each piece receives individual attention. With care and great attention the decorative details such as the twisted handles, sprigs and embossed decoration. Each piece also carries a rasied Celtic motif. This pottery is bisque fired to 1000cc before being glazed and then firing again to 1200cc. This guarantees the pottery will be both microwave and dishwasher safe. This Irish traditional approach ensures that Castle Arch Pottery maintains its unique character with luscious and beautiful glaze colouring.

As these are authentic pieces of handcrafted Irish pottery, each piece will differ slightly in size and pattern, including the Celtic motif, making each completely unique.  Note: please allow for screen colour and resolution differences.

Beautiful Irish Pottery, designed and handcrafted by Castle Arch Pottery, based in Kilkenny city.  If you are ever Kilkenny drop by and see Ray in his studio, where you can see the pottery being made and ask about the techniques used in the pottery making process.

I love this pottery so much I have had my own Hampton Blue Mug for the last several years, using it many times a day for my coffee and tea breaks!




Prices correct at time of blog, prices may increase or go on sale at different times during the year.

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