Farmleigh Gallery, Phoenix Park, Dublin: June 18th – September 30th 2017
National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny:  November 18th – January 21st 2018. 
Catalogue avalaible.  
Touchstone celebrates the breadth of Irish ceramic practice featuring a variety of approaches to working with clay. It promises to be a visual feast exploring form, figure, function and installation based works. Touchstone will provide an opportunity for national / international visitors to experience a comprehensive body of contemporary Irish ceramics.
The selected group includes both the work of emerging and established makers: Cormac Boydell, Nuala Creed, Jack Doherty, Isobel Egan, Michael Flynn, Sara Flynn, Adam Frew, Peter Fulop, Jennifer Hickey, Alison Kay, Frances Lambe, Andrew Ludick, Claire McLaughlin, Deirdre McLoughlin, Lucy Morrow, Ingrid Murphy, Nuala O’Donovan, Marcus O’Mahony, Mandy Parslow, Owen Quinlain, Alex Scott, Grainne Watts, Katharine West, Elaine Riordan, Cathy Burke, Aisling McElwain, Tara Butler Frey, Caroline Getty, Susan O’Byrne, Mark Campden, Gus Mabelson, Ann McBride, Eleanor Swan, Markus Jungmann, Mike Byrne and Vicki Sutherland.


chaNorth Art Residency

Chashama, New York

August 8, 2016 - September 2, 2016

chaNorth is a New York State artist residency aimed at providing a nourishing, focused environment for emerging artists and writers, as they continue their committed practices. chaNorth is located on five acres of sprawling meadow, adjacent to hundreds of acres of undeveloped woods in the scenic Hudson Valley.


Opening Night: 6-8pm September 8th, 2016 runs til September 17th 2016

Chashama, 266 W 37th Street, New York, NY (between 7th and 8th ave.) 

Exhibition curated by Lauren Smith, 

The exhibition features work by Meredith Walker, Sophie Bortolussi, Gian Luigi Braggio, Donna Troy Cleary, Timmy Lee Lanelle Pintal, Margaret Lee, Peter Fulop, Bill Pagano, Lauren Smith, Brigitta Varadi, Liz Michelman, Melissa Staiger, and Katya Grokhovsky  



Boyle Arts Festival

Curated by Paul McKenna

Opening Reception by former President of Ireland Mary McAleese

8pm, July 21st 2016 

Exhibition runs till August 1st, 2016 



Leitrim Sculpture Centre Fellowship

Residency and Solo Show Award 

Residency22 February-8th April 2016

Solo Show: 8th April-28th April 2016


The Fellowship is supported by the Leitrim County Council Arts Office and the Arts Council of Ireland






Salome’s Last Dance

Solo Show

Sculpture Space NY, 

47-21 35th Street
Long Island City NY 11101 

(718) 806-1709 

Opening Reception: 6-9pm, January 6th 2016 

Exhibition: January 4th - 9th 2016



Chawan Demonstration and Artist Talk

Sculpture Space NYC, 47-21, 35th Street, Long Island City, New York

18-20pm December 18th, 2015






Art Residency at the Sculpture Space NYC, USA

15-October 2015- 15 January 2016
Long Island City, Queens, New York, 




'in the making'
Fermanagh County Museum

an exhibition of traditional art forms and their influence on contemporary makers
at The Higher Bridges Gallery
Opening night: Thursday 6 August 2015, 7 pm – 9 pm
Exhibition continues to: 19 September 2015 
The Higher Bridges Gallery, Clinton Centre, Belmore St, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh
Presented by Fermanagh County Museum, the ‘In the Making’ exhibition features the work of 14 talented artists, designers and craftspeople from counties Fermanagh, Leitrim and Monaghan, alongside intriguing objects from Fermanagh County Museum’s historic collections. 
Louise Hardman, Ronan Lowery, Tom O’Brien, Séamus Dunbar,Simon Carman, Brigitta Varadi, Fiona Mulholland, Jonathan Ball, Peter Fulop, Ruth Duignan, David Cousley, Ronan Lowery, Michael Hoy,Fiona Kerr, 
Press, click link here  



Collaboration with Elisabetta Delleani, contemporary dancer
BiArteca Art Festival, Valle Cervo, Italy
7th & 9th August 2015


Master Class 


GATE-The Tales of Nowhere Land

Keith Nolan Photography Studio

15th-26th July 2015
Opening Reception 6.30pm, 15th July,
Guest speaker Laura Mahon ( Visual Arts and Eductaion Officer, The Dock Arts Centre)
Images by Keith Nolan Photography



Art Residency at the Cill Rialaig Arts Centre

Ballinskelligs, Co.Kerry, Ireland
Friday 29th May – Sunday 14th June 2015 


The Art of the Potter 

Invited Group Show
Cill Rialaigh Arts Centre, Ballinskelligs, Co.Kerry Ireland



Fule International Ceramic Art Museum (FLICAM),China 

Art Residency in 01 September - 4th October 2011

In September 2011, a group of Irish ceramic artists will travel to the Chinese town of Fuping, Shaanxi, to make the foundation collection for the newly built Irish Pavilion at the Fule International Ceramic Art Museum. The Irish Pavilion will showcase the best of the new wave of ceramic art emerging from Ireland, marrying the ancient techniques of the East to our own cultural traditions. It is a permanent exhibition space created to house the work of those ceramic artists whose subtlety, skill and vision captures the spirit of contemporary Ireland. Eleanor Flegg, writer, and Andrew Standen Raz, film maker and photographer, will travel with the group to document the residency. The Irish Pavilion opens on the 4th October 2011.

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Irish Ceramic Art China

supported by

and by the Individual Artists Bursar, Roscommon County Arts Office


''Plans to establish a Museum of Irish Ceramic Art in China are underway. This exciting plan is part of the residency programme of the Fule International Ceramic Art Museum (FLICAM) in Fuping, which now has 10,000 ceramic works from over 500 artists hailing from 50 countries and regions. The programme goes as follows. A group of ceramic artists from a country or region are invited to Fuping, where they work for a number of weeks. The museum works in conjunction with an adjacent ceramic factory, which has facilities for making that are almost inconceivable in a Western context. All the work that the ceramicists produce is donated to FLICAM, and will be displayed in a museum designated to the ceramic art of that country. After the initial visit, an annual residency programme is established whereby two artists from that country are separately invited to China each year; part of their work will be added to the collection of that country's museum. The French Museum was set up in 2005, as was the Scandinavian Museum; Australia, New Zealand and Canada opened museums in 2007, Holland, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Britain, and South America in 2008, and Spain and the UK in 2009. The Irish makers who have been selected to take part in the initial residency programme in September 2011 are: Adriana Ionascu, Alex Scott, Elaine Riordan, Frances Lambe, Kathleen Moroney, Kathleen Standen, Laura O'Hagan, Mandy Parslow, Michael Moore, Neil Read, Peter Fulop, Sara Flynn, Sinead Glynn, and Tina Byrne.'' Irish Arts Review



Contemporary Craft - From Ireland,

The New Ashgate Gallery,Farnham, UK

Friday 9th September to Friday 11th November 2011





Gangjin International Ceramic Festival

The 39th Gangjin Celadon Festival, Korea

30.07.2011 ~ 07.08.2011

Between the 10th and 14th centuries, the Gangjin area was a flourishing celadon production site. Today, 16 kilns remain active, and produce some of the most precious celadons. The Gangjin Celadon Festival is a perfect opportunity to see the timeless beauty of celadon production, and to experience it oneself. Meanwhile, in 2010, the festival was chosen as one of the best festivals in Korea by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.






transFORM is a celebration of the highest quality craftsmanship. A unique show representing the best of contemporary ceramic practice from makers at home and abroad.

Ceramics Ireland will showcase the work of ceramic makers living here and Irish makers abroad, in this touring show. The exhibition evolved as a response to the Crafts Council of Irelands call to celebrate the Year of Craft 2011. transFORM will be launched at Farmleigh Gallery in May to coincide with the World Crafts Council meeting in June.

This exhibition is a celebration of the highest quality craftsmanship, which will feature functional, decorative and sculptural ceramics. The landmark exhibition is an important event in the history of Ceramics Ireland, representing ongoing efforts to promote of Irish ceramic practice amidst growing international recognition.

An independent panel selected the work for transFORM from an open submission call. It will travel to the Millennium Court Arts Centre where it will feature as part of Craft NI – August Craft month, then to Limerick School of Art and Design (LIT) Gallery, opening in November during Design week.





International Ceramic Exhibition
Xo Jianping, China
Elena Renker, New Zealand 
Shamai Gibsh, Israel 
Lee love, U.S.A
Berthold Zavaczki, Germany 
Chen Ching, Taiwan 
Iwami Shinsuke, Japan 
Tim Alexander, Canada 
Niek Hoogland, Netherlands 
Peter Fulop, Ireland/Hungary 
Patrica Cassone, France 
Rebecca Maeder, Switzerland 
Furuya Mitsuo, Japan 
Tom Decker, U.S.A 
Matthias Kaiser, Austria 
Touri Maruyama, Japan
Ute Dreist, Germany 
Lisa Hammond, U.K
John Skognes, Norway 
Shulamit Millar, Israel 



The Ulster Museum purchased Peter Fulop ceramic work for their Contemporary Ceramic Collection at the Irish Craft Portfolio Exhibition held at the National Craft Gallery. 


The Contemporary Collection at the Ulster Museum is the only public collection of contemporary ceramics in Ireland. The collection continues to form an extensive, comprehensive and inspiring record of the work of today's ceramic artists. Important additions to the collection are still being made in Ireland, Britain and Internationally. Artists represented include Bernard Leach, Lucie Rie, Ewen Henderson and Gordon Baldwin.


Peter Fulop pictured with his work at the opening of the Irish Craft Portfolio 2011, purchased by the Ulster Museum for the Contemporary Ceramic Collection.




Irish Craft Portfolio

18th March 2011  -  11th May 2011, 

National Craft Gallery


Irish Craft Portfolio is a programme established by the Crafts Council of Ireland in 2005, to promote and develop contemporary Irish craft of international exhibition standard. The programme is selected annually by an international jury of gallerists, curators and experts, and is promoted nationally and internationally through exhibitions and publications.

The Irish Craft Portfolio 2011 exhibition in the National Craft Gallery was curated by Yvonna Demczynska of Flow Gallery in London. Her selection emphasises the links to nature and landscape present within much of the work, focusing on colours and forms that create a tranquil and contemplative environment.

Each craftsperson profiled in Irish Craft Portfolio is a professional maker with a track record for creating innovative and unique objects - we encourage you to interact with these makers, learn more about their work and enjoy the richness and vibrancy of contemporary Irish craft. 




Best of Worldwide Sculpture books by Kennedy publishing, USA

''After publishing 32 Best of America books we have taken the next step in trying to present even larger scope of outstanding, modern day, professional artists. The Best of Worldwide Sculpture Artists VolumeI. book is our seventh worldwide book. It has been an exiting challenge to work with the artists from virtually every continent. As is the case with the American books where we are continuously awed by the breth of exeptional talent and the innovative and unique styles practised in the United States, the worldwide book magnifise those elements exponentially. The Best of Worldwide Sculpture Artists book is a wonderful example of the stunning and varied interpretation of varied materials....'' Kennedy Publishers




 Inter-Changes Craft & Context Symposium

Symposium, 13th & 14th April 2010, NCAD, Dublin 

Lecture by Peter Fulop: Beyond the Mark


Supported by the Fulbright Commission and the Crafts Council of Ireland. Intending to deepen the discourse surrounding contemporary craft in Ireland and internationally.

Symposium Keynote presentations will be made by Glenn Adamson – Head of Graduate Studies in the Research Department at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and Arline Fisch, who has played a central role in the revitalization of jewellery as a contemporary art form and was Professor of Art (Emerita) – San Diego State University from 1961 – 2000.

The formation of a critical context for craft is the subject of a rich international debate within which, over the last ten years, many disciplines have found a voice. Irish makers, as they understand and articulate their practice through the new and evolving language of craft, have begun to take their place among this intellectual community.The programme of this symposium offers possibilities for contemporary makers, designers, sculptors and anyone interested in the crafts to build alliances to sustain creativity, create new avenues of interest and help ensure future development of this sector. The symposium is open to the public.

Contributing international professionals include: Robert Brady  (US), Frances Chapin (US), Vanessa Cutler (UK), Geoffrey Mann (UK), Lesley Millar (UK), Robert Milnes (US), Alex Robins (US), Sandy Simon (US), and Wayne Strattman (US).

Contributing professionals from Ireland include: Stanislava Antonijevic-Elliott, Nicola Gordon Bowe, Marie Brett, Mary Cahill,  Róisín de Buitléar,  Mark Elliott, Sandy Fitzgerald, Michael Flannery, Eleanor Flegg, Olivier Gaillot, Lisa Godson, Ed Kuczaj, Anna Moran, Hilary O’Kelly, Cearbhall E. O’Meadhra, Gana Roberts, Georgie Thompson, and  Audrey Whitty.




‘Craft and Context-Influx’

 Exhibition: April – 22nd April 2010,

Plane/Site Gallery, Irish Museum of Contemporary Art, Dublin, Ireland

Exhibition by Liz Nilsson, Mary B. White, Aoife Ludlow, Suzannah Vaughan, Brigitta Varadi, Richard Quin, Peter Fulop, Lesley Kelly, Suzanne Rogers

Exhibition is part of the

‘ inter-changes: craft and context’






13th April – 4th May 2010, Mason Hayes and Curran, Dublin

Venue: Mason Hayes & Curran, South Bank House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4.

 Dates: April 14th – May 4th 2010.

Participant:Muriel Beckett, Peter Fulop, Geraldine Grubb, Breda Haugh, Eva Kelly, Aoife Ludlow, Liz Nilsson, Renata Pekowska, Deirdre Rogers, Clare Turley, Brigitta Varadi, Suzannah Vaughan, Karina Abdulbaneeva, Julie Connellan, Lesley Kelly, Kirsty Mc Ghie, Richard Quin, Suzanne Rogers, Eleanor Swan and Mary B. White





Jingdezhen PWS

 Art Residency at the The Pottery Workshop -

The Sculpture Factory

2 monts art residency during april may 2009 at the Jingdezhen PWS Experimental Factory,

supported by Culture Ireland, Arts Council of Ireland and Leitrim Co.Council.




Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition in the third quarter: private persons - Group Exhibition of Self-Consciousness Ceramics

Curator team: Chen Chao Zhang Zhou Jianfeng

Ningbo Museum of Art


Takeshi Yasuda, Dryden Wells,Peter Fulop, Derek Au,Pimant Burajiru, Xu Ruihong, Jiangchuan, Zhi Min, Wu Hao, Zhou Jianfeng,Gu Xiaolan, Li Zenglong, Li Yang, Wu Min,Liu Jie, Sun Lijuan, Wu Zhijuan, Zhang Yan root


Following the season, "rumination - the device context of post-colonial pottery" came to an end, the Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition planning team put together the documentation of the exhibition, especially before and after the artist feelings, and personal understanding of the theme of the exhibition . Exhibition as a continuity plan, this exhibition of contemporary ceramic artists will be extended to the individual generally uphold the concept of creation, that is the core theme of the exhibition: egotism.

We would like to take this broader theme of freedom, being away from the international point last season, will once again focus attention to the creative thinking and the birth of the subtle links in the works, leaving their traces in the soil to explore the root causes of the personal The awareness and understanding the present in the subject of the platform.

We were partly explained by the following concept of the theme, described the background of the views put forward by the deep and realistic thinking, paving the way for the exhibition's conception of the source. 

The theme is: 

Private persons - egoism Pottery

Theme Interpretation: 

Those that take care of their own private creators, with their own personal experience and narrative as a source of artistic creation, the result is still the status of their referent, a high degree of freedom to focus on the "I" to express "I" understand . Recognition of individual, reflecting the individual, involves only individuals.

 Theme ideas:

In recent years, a large number of abandoned contemporary art community grand narrative in favor of exploring the concerns of people of their self-awareness and expression, creating a visual image of the declined to say what is not required to explain and promote production of forms of diversity, multi-view and understanding of the yuan. However, in such a sense of creative freedom to promote individual, the alienation from the art of social responsibility, critical, and stress the non-intuitive style of collective experience, no precise meaning within the concept of being born in the 80s 70s artists gladly accepted, fit the context of globalization, the artist's personal choice "road" problem, that everyone wants to start its own experience with the creation narrative to sustain life, formed a closed system of self-concept doctrine against or changes in the external environment ridicule nowadays.

This path must be traced, not imagined, but the shadow of the contemporary living environment, economic and political co-ordination of the results of the double, but their background is one of the implementation of the global neo-liberal economic model, resulting in the country new national conservation policy and the global homogenization of the conflicting results. On the one hand the impact of arts by the market has become increasingly evident, especially in recent years, international capital flows in the international art market, art style and the global value judgments almost brought a decisive role in guiding, and even the International Biennial of horizontal Triennial exhibition model, each host country into the international art market platform, becoming the brand of their art, the artist's method of language is exposed to the global environment, each other to form a creative contest. This art competition was expanded to the market rules of the game, any decision to participate in one of the artists have to obey the arts commercialization and industrialization of the mutation. Are entangled part of the artists began to struggle, determined to break through the gradual institutionalization of artistic constraints, simply go to the extreme other side, directly to the Hermitage itself, who do their own privacy, with their internal communication. Used to retreat the way, to resistance, subversion, integration of the current plight.

Ceramic artists, arts tidal wave is in the same witness, they are still using the old materials, they are also the global art market, an important part of the mechanism, the same impact but also prompted them to begin to return to writing the personal freedom to express their contemporary go beyond the arts and to avoid, or stay out, or sophistry style to escape. When the evaluation system of diversified global consensus, in fact, become a destination point, the new political correctness as an ambiguous benchmark, has emerged out of the face can not be shaken.

Through the exhibition, we are to follow the concept of ego in all kinds of ceramic art in performance, think about their roots and theoretical significance of the social order to tease out the concept of creative artists to form their own context, to determine the real property creation.

Exhibition planning team through the above description, attributed to thinking out a clue, that is, as the creative concept of egoism is stressed in the sense of subjectivity, the "I" oriented. Lessons on the ideas of their daily experience, has taken a series of creative self-construction, are free to set up relative to the external environment of the inner world, he might be a quiet, isolated, pure world. This creative ways to look at, investigate the idea of self rule, and explore the origin of the creation of the heart.

The exhibition of these artists in the current work has been somewhere, and they use their influence with respect to creativity from outside, whereabouts troubles of the world to make a "response", to show his own way trying to present itself survival and life. Perhaps the clue is in this, the group of ceramic artists are able to send heart murmur.

Whisper when the self-clarity of mind.

Curator team: Chen Chao Zhang Zhou Jianfeng




 SOFA-Sculptural Objects Fine Art

Chicago, USA

with the National Craft Gallery

The 15th Annual Exposition of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art

  is a gallery-presented, international art exposition dedicated to bridging the worlds of design, decorative and fine art.Festival Hall, Navy Pier

600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60611

Friday, November 7      
11 am – 8 pm
Saturday, November 8
11 am – 8 pm
Sunday, November 9
Noon – 6pm


Image of Longing

selected group show
9th August 2008 - 5th October 2008

The National Craft Gallery Kilkenny, Ireland

Monday to Saturday from 10.00am to 6.00pm and Sundays from 11.00am to 6.00pm. Admission is free.



Group Exhibition; Works from Studio Artists,
Artist in Residence Program Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park

Shigaraki Ceramic Art Museum, Shigaraki, Japan


Nel Bannier, NYC, USA
Peter Fulop, Ireland
Lo Sze-lim , Hong Kong
Yim Wai Wai, Hong Kong
Wong Ngok Tung, Hong Kong
Tomoko Sakumoto, Japan
Jaques Kaufman, France

  Christina Peel, Norway




Art Residency

at the Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park Japan

26-October 2007 - 22 January 2008

supported by Culture Ireland Grant & Arts Council of Ireland Travell and Mobility Award

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Launch of  the “Into Leitrim” website and its accompanying book

are virtual travel guides to the artists

and craft-workers of Leitrim. 

 A gateway into a unique and sustainable way of life




Japanese Aspiration

Solo Show

5th -19th October 2007

Leitrim Design House@DOCK

Monday to Saturday from 10.00am to 6.00pm and Sundays from 2.00 pm to 6.00pm.

" Japanese aspirations" an exhibition of a collection of Raku fired ceramics by renowned ceramic artist Peter Fulop runs from October 5th to 19th 2007. Peter Fulop is heading back to Japan for a two month art residency, at The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, between November and December 2007. In 2004 he had been selected and invited to Tokoname with other 14 participant from all around the word, for 6 weeks International Workshop of Ceramic Art- IWCAT. Peter is looking forward to his second visit to Japan and hoping to deepen his connection with Japan and its tradition..... "