Story of Ceramics in Dublin: A Talk by Dr Audrey Whitty // Thursday 5th July 2018, 6.30pm – 8pm


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This July we invite you to join us for series of events in our lovely studio in the Markets Area in Dublin.

Thursday 5th July, 6.30pm – 8pm, a talk by Dr Audrey Whitty, Keeper, Art & Industrial Division (Head of Decorative Arts, Design & History), National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History, on the history of ceramics in Dublin. 

Introduction by Laura Magahy, Arran Street East Founder and Creative Director.


Dr Audrey Whitty has been Keeper of the Art and Industrial Division (Decorative Arts, Design and History), National Museum of Ireland (NMI) since January 2015. She is responsible for all collections, exhibitions and their development, and leading the curatorial department/team on the Collins Barracks site of the National Museum. During 2013 and 2014 she was Curator of European and Asian Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass, New York where she was responsible for an extensive collection in what is widely regarded as the greatest glass museum in the world. From 2001 to 2013, Audrey Whitty was Curator of Ceramics, Glass and Asian collections, Art and Industrial Division, National Museum of Ireland. She has authored many publications including The Albert Bender Collection of Asian Art in the National Museum of Ireland, which was published by the National Museum and Wordwell Books in 2011. In 2009 she became the first Irish woman to be elected to the International Academy of Ceramics based in Geneva.

Laura Magahy is an honorary architect and recent Chairman of the Design and Craft Council of Ireland. She is also a Founder and Managing Director of MCO, a design and project management company, which she’s been successfully running for the last 25 years. For 20 years, Laura has been involved in the architecture and design sector in Ireland, overseeing the development of some of the most culturally important developments of the past few years. She’s an honorary member of the RIAI, and previous chair of the Design and Craft Council, and Irish Design 2015. This experience at the cutting edge of architectural development has helped to inform the Arran Street East aesthetic. Originally a student of music, Laura studied textile screen-printing in Dublin’s National College of Art and Design and pottery with Pat Conroy in Schull, West Cork.


Drinks on arrival.

Free but booking essential.



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