Whatever the occasion, you’ll find the perfect gift in our wide-ranging collection of Irish pottery. Gifts of distinction from Ireland to be cherished.
Frequently Asked Questions About Irish Pottery
What is the history of Irish Pottery?
The Neolithic period (4,500 to 2,500 B.C.) gave us our first pieces of pottery. These would have been basic handmade pots with no decoration, fired in pits and bonfires. The Normans introduced the potter’s wheel to Ireland in the 13th century. Today the craft of Irish pottery is more popular than ever.
What is the most popular Irish Pottery?
Belleek is Ireland’s best known pottery maker. The company was established in 1857 in County Fermanagh. They produce in the region of 100,000 pieces of pottery each year. Each piece is meticulously crafted, passing through no less than 16 pairs of hands until it reaches its final perfect form.