Mud Ireland Pottery
Josh is a local potter who trained in Belfast School of Art and Ballydougan Pottery, before going on to start up his own business Mud Ireland.
Josh has been a ceramicist for the past 7 years, originally studying Foundation Art and Design at Ulster University with the goal of becoming an animator. during his foundation year he fell in love with ceramics and swapped his computer for the clay, immediately drawn the tangible, tactile nature of the craft.
Josh spent 4 summers working as an apprentice to Sean O Dowd at Ballydougan Pottery, whilst also studying Ceramics Jewellery and Silversmithing in the Ulster University. On the completion of his degree, he began working in Loaf Pottery before starting his own Business Mud Ireland Pottery.
Now based in Portadown, Josh runs Mud Ireland with his wife Holly, producing finely crafted porcelain tableware and teaching a range of classes.
Mud Ireland, Millennium Court Art Centre, 3-5 William Street, Portadown, BT62 3NX
Wednesday 10am – 4pm
Thursday 10am -4pm
Customers Can purchase our work directly from our website, Etsy and at Craft Fairs.
Mud Ireland are organizing the first Belfast Potter’s Market, a new event being planned for Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th August 2021. The market will take place outdoors in Writer’s Square, opposite St Annes Cathedral, Belfast. The primary objective of the event is to highlight the amazing craft pottery industry that we have in the North of Ireland. There will be 20 practicing potters and sculptors each day who will be selected through an application process to exhibit and sell their work at the event. It will provide an excellent opportunity for the Potter’s to network with each other as well as a much needed day of sales to aid their recovery as small business owners following the Covid 19 Pandemic.
The Event will be a great cultural event and is supported by Craft NI as part of August Craft Month. If it is succesful, there is potential for it to become an Annual Event and even possibly a Bi-Annual event, with a Christmas Market taking place inside the Cathedral.