DCCI uses trained and experienced professionals from within the ceramics industry to deliver the course training.
Karen Morgan trained at LSAD and is a graduate of the Ceramics Skills and Design Course. She has won numerous awards for her craftsmanship and design innovation and has over 20-years experience working in the pottery production industry and 12 years in ceramics education. She specialises in porcelain tableware and has exhibited in leading craft fairs such as Ceramic Art London.
Klaus Hartmann graduated from the Ceramics Skills and Design Course in 1996 and has extensive experience working in the pottery production industry for over 25 years. As well as running his own professional production business and building wood fire kilns, he takes part in many national craft selling fairs and exhibitions such as Bloom and Gifted – the Contemporary Craft & Design Fair at the RDS. He has provided technical assistance to the course for over 6 years.
Gus Mabelson graduated from Loughborough College of Art with a BA degree in ceramics. He has over 40-years experience in the field of ceramics both as a professional maker running his own business and as an educator. He set up the Crafts Council of Ireland’s training course in Thomastown, County Kilkenny in 1990 and was the full-time Course Manager until February 2020. Gus has great expertise in kiln design and construction and glaze technology. He has undertaken numerous study trips to countries including Denmark and China and maintains international links. He exhibits his own work regularly and also undertakes large-scale architectural commissions.
Geoff Healy is an award-winning potter with over 40-years experience as a professional maker and educator. He studied his craft in the UK and Japan, before setting up his studio in his home county of Wicklow in 1979. He has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally. He specialises in rich reduction glazes and wood firing and brings his working methodologies, experience and expertise to the course.