Louis Malcahy has been designing and making pottery for over 40 years. Louis’s vision was to leave a mark in the long term history of Irish pottery. With that in mind, he made the risky decision of leaving his job and comfortable life in Dublin to move to Dingle where he set up a workshop.
Since then the Louis Malcahy brand of pottery has been noted for being strong, durable and distinctly Irish. The intricate designs and calming colors used capture the scenic countryside that surrounds his workshop in Dingle.
Take a look through the collection we have with jugs, bowls and more to offer.
When John Caldwell Bloomfield inherited his father’s estate in Belleek, Co Fermanagh, he wanted a way to employ all the tenants who had been badly affected by the Irish famine. After finding out that this land was rich in minerals, suitable for the production of pottery, John started what was to become the renowned Belleek brand.
It was initially just domestic products, then a lot of earthenware utility products were produced during the first and second world wars, since then Belleek has concentrated on producing fine quality, high end China.