Colm De Ris stoneware pottery and other creations are currently being sold internationally throughout the European Union and also in the United States of America. His works are gifts of distinction from Ireland that you will cherish. A unique Irish Gift handcrafted stoneware in Ireland, therefore making them the perfect for any occasion!
Colm De Ris was born in Dublin in February 1969. Colm’s first exposure to the potter’s wheel was at Mrs. Carroll’s Pine Forest Art Centre in the Dublin Mountains. He participated amongst other courses including one just 10km away from our store on The Skellig Ring in county Kerry. It is here where he fell in love with creating objects from clay.
Over the years, school, college and a career in catering which included a two year period as a catering manager on the Queen Elizabeth transatlantic liner almost came in-between his true passion; handcrafted pottery. However in 1993, Colm was drawn back into his creative calling, his destiny with clay.
Finally in September 1996, Colm De Ris launched his own pottery business in Dublin. Here with his staff of eight young enthusiastic potters, he creates and designs an entire range of stoneware pottery. These including lamps, bowls, and vases of various sizes. He also specialises in one off design pieces, including full dinner services and a unique range of teapots and jugs.
Over a number of years, Colm has developed his glazes, techniques and styles culminating in his signature stoneware pottery that feature high lustre glazes of blues and greens shot with splashes of copper and rust. The sweeping shapes and cold colours of Colm’s designs are born out of the wild coastal landscape of the south and west of Ireland.
Colm’s work is influenced by the legends and symbols of Celtic and old Irish mythology but also by the history of the practical needs of people for functional and beautiful objects. It is certainly as a result of these influences that Colm’s work stands out from the crowd.