The DCCoI uses trained and experienced professionals from within the ceramics industry from Ireland and abroad in the delivery of the specialist skills.
Ann McInerney – production thrower.
Mandy Parslow – designer maker.
Geoffrey Healey – designer maker.
Students have specialist workshops taught by professional practitioners in the ceramics industry.
Visiting ceramics specialists in the last two years who delivered specialist master classes:
Josie Walter, UK – making processes and surface treatments
Judith Schwartz, USA – lecture on ‘Confrontational Ceramics’
The students attend the International Ceramics Festival in Wales which consists of sixteen world renowned ceramic artists/makers demonstrating and lecturing on their work. They also attend Ceramic Art London which showcases the best of European ceramics and has an accompanying lecture programme.