Shauna McCann


Based in rural Co. Tyrone Shauna has been pursuing her love of clay for over 20 years. Shauna was awarded with a BA(hons) Degree in Design Crafts at Cumbria College of Art & Design in 2000 and has been creating work whilst also sharing her skills with others in the community ever since. She has worked on many large-scale ceramic projects all over Northern Ireland. Most of Shauna’s work is framed ceramic sculpture built with porcelain paper clay, however she also dips in and out of many ceramic processes from throwing to alternative firing techniques. The past year has allowed Shauna to focus on wheel thrown and altered ceramics with additions of sculpture attached. Colour and texture are essential to produce Shauna’s work and she uses many combinations of glass, enamels, oxides, glazes, handmade slips, and coloured clays. She uses the molten fused crackle glass effect for backgrounds or on the inside of thrown ware. Many new colours in this crackle glass have been introduced through experimentation this year.


Shauna McCann is a ceramicist based in rural Co. Tyrone. Her ceramic work is predominantly unique framed porcelain imagery as well as ceramic sculpture. Her pursuit of clay has spanned over 20 years.
‘I feel a great connection to working with a piece of the earth and by how the use of the other elements air, water and fire can transform a piece clay into the most wonderful creations.’
Born in Canada, Shauna moved to Northern Ireland in the 1990’s as a teenager. Shauna was awarded with a BA(hons) Degree in Design Crafts, Cumbria College of Art & Design in 2000. She is also Mum to two young girls who are already growing up strong, creative, and independent.
Shauna has had numerous solo and group shows. Her most recent solo exhibition was ‘Within the Woods’ in the Rua Red, Dublin, 2019. Her exhibition in the New Vic Theatre, Staffordshire, 2017, was her first solo show in England. She also co-curated her first exhibition’ Queeriosity’ in the Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast, 2017.
She is the recipient of several awards including Highly Commended Award at the Ceramics of Europe, Westerwald prize, Keramikmuseum, Germany 2014, Anna Cheyne Award 2013, Earnest Anderson Memorial Bursary 2011, and several Arts Council NI bursaries.
Most recently Shauna in collaboration with her husband, Paddy Nelson, won the people’s choice award for ‘Fairy Forest’ at the ForM Sculpture Exhibition in Bangor Castle’s Walled Garden, 2019. This is one of a few collaborative projects from Shauna and Paddy under the name ‘Millix Crafts’.
Her work is in collections at Keramikmuseume, Germany, Irish Linen Museum, Lisburn City Art Collection, Tallaght Hospital, Dublin, and private collections in Ireland, UK, Europe, and Canada.


49 Millix Road



BT70 2JE

Opening Hours

By appointment only

Where to Buy My Work

McKenna Gallery, Omagh

Barewall Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent

The Hallows Gallery, Belfast

2020Art, Whitehead

The Puffin Gallery, Ballycastle

Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich, Belfast

The Walled City Crafters, Derry City

Omagh Craft Collective, Omagh


  • Events
  • Commissions / Workshops / Private bookings

August Craft Month new stockist pop up shop at the Ulster American Folk Park. Organised by Omagh Craft Collective. Luckily chosen to be one of ten makers involved in this collaboration.


Clay/Works Exhibition. Ceramics Ireland annual members exhibition at Dublin Castle Printworks

18th July-14th August 2021 free admission daily 11am-5pm.


Garden Fairy Houses-Parent and child coloured clay workshop 14th August 2021 10:30am-12:30pm

Hill of The O’Neill & Ranfurly House Arts and Visitor Centre, Dungannon

Upcoming Events – Hill of the O’Neill (


Adult Tiffany Stained Glass Flower Workshop 28th August 2021 10:30am-1:30pm

Hill of The O’Neill & Ranfurly House Arts and Visitor Centre, Dungannon

Upcoming Events – Hill of the O’Neill (


August Craft Month pottery demonstration in Omagh Craft Collective shop 27th August 2-4pm. Wheel thrown altered ceramics.

Framed ceramic artworks of a chosen places.. For example landscapes or buildings like churches. Ceramic imagery made of a favourite location. Perfect wedding gifts..

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