Art and Crafts

Tea and Twitter exhibition delights at Etain Hickey Gallery in Clonakilty, West Cork till 6 Sep

There’s a delightful array of art and accessories featuring birds in all their finery at Etain Hickey Collections in Clonakilty. The exhibition ends on Saturday 6 September.

“I invited a diverse group of eight artists to make something new for the theme Tea and Twitter and I’m thrilled with the results,” says Etain, who recently won the Outstanding Achievement Award at the Irish Ceramics Awards 2014.

Etain Hickey Blackbird

Etain specialises in highly decorated and lustred ceramics and has   exhibited both nationally and internationally, with recent exhibitions in London and Brussels. Her work is included in private and public collections including the Crafts Council of Ireland, The Ulster Museum and Fujita Museum Japan.

She lives, works and runs her gallery in Clonakilty West Cork, exploring her love of colour and pattern in her ceramic wall dishes using rich glazes and lavish decoration techniques incorporating gold. She exhibited new work featuring birds, hares and floral motifs this summer with the Cork Potters in Wandesford Gallery Cork, Millcove Gallery Castletownbere and Kenmare with a solo show in the Blue House gallery in Schull.

Right:  Blackbird by Etain Hickey

To enjoy the Tea and Twitter exhibition before it closes, visit Etain Hickey Collections, 40 Ashe Street, Clonakilty, West Cork or follow some of the exhibits on her very active Facebook page at

Tea & Twitter ceramics Diane McCormick @ Etain Hickey collections small                       Tea and Twitter  by Belinda Northcote small

Tea & Twitter ceramic by Diane McCormick                Tea & Twitter drawing by Belinda Northcote

Teagirl by Wendy Kershaw                     Etain Hickey rampant garden small

Teagirl ceramic by Wendy Kershaw                                  Rampant Garden ceramic by Etain Hickey

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