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Beautiful Irish Pottery from the Castle Arch Pottery ‘Oileán Bán’ range, which is the Irish for ‘White Island’.

 

Brand: Castle Arch Pottery

Material: Stoneware Clay

Made in: Kilkenny

Full Gift Description

These beautiful Pottery Mugs can be described as traditional, simple, rustic yet elegant.  Pieces of traditional handcrafted Irish pottery. The design of this pottery is unique with true sentiment of the Aran Islands. The diamond pattern on these mugs has been inspired by the stitch pattern of the well known Aran sweater. The fabulous colouring suits both traditional and modern homes.

Features:

  • Set of two mugs.
  • Height: approx 95 mm (9.5 cm) (3.7″)
  • Diameter: at widest point, approx 80 mm (8 cm) (3.1″)
  • Volume: approx 350 ml.
  • Colour: described as bán (the Irish for white), the colour of this carafe is actually a beautiful rustic light grey with a tinge of light blue.
  • Material: stoneware clay, bisque fired.
  • Comfortable handle.
  • This Irish Pottery is microwave and dishwasher safe.
  • Designed and made in Ireland by Castle Arch Pottery.
  • The Castle Arch makers stamp is imprinted on the bottom of each mug
  • Presented in tissue and decorative kraft paper wrap.
  • Quality Irish artisan gift.
  • High durability.

These Pottery Mugs are handcrafted in Co. Kilkenny and this set is a wonderful Irish gift.

As this pottery is handmade, the shading and pattern on each mug may be slightly different from the image shown. This allows for unique pottery pieces, while still being of the same high quality of craftmanship and beauty. Note: Please also allow for differences in screen resolution & colour.

About the Aran Stitch

The Aran Islands are situated off the west coast of Ireland. The fishermen of the island wore knitted (Aran) jumpers, homespun trousers, knitted socks and cowhide slippers known as pampooties. Each family on the island had individual stitches and Celtic patterns on their knitted jumpers. Each design represented that family and prayers to keep their firshermen safe at sea. Sadly these patterns helped identify the fishermen if they were washed up from the sea. These warm wool Aran sweaters became famous across the world. Life was hard for the fishermen of the Aran Islands. These men were so brave to fight the strong Atlantic elements in their currach boats. They sustained their families and communities. Their camaraderie and trust in each other would have been immense.

This set of two pottery mugs is an ideal Irish gift for lots of occasions, including:

  • Anniversary Gifts (the modern 8th anniversary gift and traditional 9th anniversary gift is pottery)
  • Birthdays Gifts
  • Christmas Gifts
  • New Home Gifts
  • Thank you Gifts
  • Mother’s Day Gifts
  • Father’s Day Gifts
About this artisan: Castle Arch Pottery

Created by Castle Arch Pottery, based at Castle Yard, Kilkenny Town. If you are ever in the area drop by and see Ray in his studio. A native of Cork, Ray Power set up Castle Arch Pottery in the Autumn of 1993. Located in Kilkenny’s famous Castle Yard under the gaze of Kilkenny Castle. Ray takes his inspiration from Celtic patterns to make bold honest pieces, which stand out and enhance formal and decorative settings.

Each piece of this stoneware clay pottery is made in small production batches on the potter’s wheel. This allows for great attention be paid to decorative details. Such as handles, sprigs and to the fluent slip-trailed decoration with embossed surfaces. The penultimate stage sees each piece bisque fired to 1000cc. Then the final stage of glazing and firing again to 1200cc. This guarantees the pottery will be both microwave and dishwasher safe. This traditional approach is typical of Irish country potteries. Ensures that Castle Arch Pottery maintains its unique character. The glazes used are both luscious and eye catching. They have been carefully developed over the years. Endeavours are made to produce this pottery in a sustainable and ethical manner.

Handmade in Ireland, by Castle Arch Pottery, County Kilkenny.

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