Kiltrea Bridge Pottery Culchie Mug. Michael and his wife Johanna established their studio in 1980 in an area that boasts a proud tradition of pottery-making that can be traced back to 1654. Kiltrea is in an idyllic spot and sits nestled on the banks of the River Urrin, close to the bustling market town of Enniscorthy in County Wexford.
Kiltrea pottery is distinctive: Michael’s creations are instantly recognisable and possess fluidity, grace and honesty of form. However, as is often the case with anything that looks straightforward, Michael’s work reflects a maker who has immense technical skill and a keen understanding of the material he uses.
Michael’s work displays incredible attention to detail and showcases the sheer organic beauty of the clay he works with; clay which is processed on-site in Kiltrea from raw materials sourced locally in Wexford and from counties Cavan, Cork and Tipperary. Michael researches and experiments with his own unique blends to produce a clay that is of a superior quality, durability and strength.