Jim Behan

Jim Behan has been making pottery in his home town of Carlow for half a century. Initially he was inspired by the traditional pottery of the Far East, especially influences from Japan and Korea.

Over the years Jim has travelled widely while working with and learning from many wonderful makers. Later he studied ceramics at The Glasgow School of Art and graduated in 2009.

The main focus of his current work is wood-fired forms drawn from the Japanese Tea Ceremony.

Dolmen Pottery also makes some domestic ware in tin glazed earthenwareTo view Jim's work in our shop, simply click here.

Sonja Guenther

Sonja Guenther is a potter/ceramic artist. She studied ceramic design at Crawford College of Art and Design in Cork and attended the DCCI pottery skills training course in Thomastown. She has been working in Ceramics for over 20 years, teaching and creating beautiful objects.

 Sonja works in stoneware, mainly focusing on ceramic houses, exploring mood and character of the architectural environment that surrounds us. She tries to capture human qualities in her buildings and give them life, character and personality through movement and distortion, exploring pattern, colour and texture and the interplay between pieces.

She also has several ranges of functional and semi-functional thrown wares. To view Sonja's work in our shop, simply click here.