Eleanor Swan


2008-2010 MA Design, Ceramics, NCAD, Dublin.

2002-2006 BDes, Ceramics, NCAD ( National College of Art and Design)100 Thomas Street, Dublin 8.

1978-1981.School of Nursing, Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Dublin.

Holy Family Secondary School, Newbridge, Co Kildare.

Work Experience

2016. Visiting lecturer NCAD, Dublin.

2016. Ceramic workshop facilitator at Palau National Museum. Palau. Oceania.

2012 – 2016 Teaching Ceramics, TACT, Tallaght Adult Education, Dublin.

2010, 2015, Demonstrator, Art in Action, Co Louth, Ireland.

September 2010, Demonstrator, Zozimus Gallery, Dublin Culture Night.

October 2009-December 2009, 1st year Ceramic Block Tutor, NCAD, Dublin.

September-December 2008. Taught Ceramics with VETOS, Athy.

July-August 2008
Artist/Facilitator for the KYS (Kildare Youth Services) art project Newbridge, Co Kildare.

Organized the arts and crafts for the summer projects run by the Family Resource Centre in Newbridge. Co Kildare.

October 2007-April 2008.
Participated in The Crafts Council of Ireland “Craft in The Classroom” project. I was assigned to St Ibars National School, Bunclody, Co Wexford.





September: Indulgences Gallery, Toronto, Canada.

June: Art In The Garden, (Gormleys Fine Art), The Culloden Estate, Belfast, Co Antrim. Ireland

June: The Sculpture Garden, Bloom, Phoenix Park,  Dublin.

May: Art In The Garden. (Gormleys Fine Art), Russborough House, Blessington, Co Wicklow. Ireland.

February: Unlimited Potential-Ceramic Figurines. Yingge Ceramic Museum, Taiwan.


October: Ceramics Ireland Juried Exhibition, Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin Ireland.

September: ArtPrize10, Grand Rapids Public Museum, Michigan, USA.

August: Echoes, Castletown House, Celbridge, Co Kildare, Ireland.

January: Touchstone, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland.


October: Ceramics Ireland, Pearse Museum, Dublin, Ireland.

July: Ceramics Ireland, Printworks, Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland.

June: Touchstone Exhibition, Farmleigh, Phoenix Park, Dublin Ireland.


December. Ceramics Ireland Juried Exhibition, Pearse Museum, Dublin.

November. Annual Exhibiton, Draoicht Art Gallery, Adare, Limerick, Ireland.

October. Annual Exhibition, Greenacres Gallery, Wexford, Ireland.

July: Taiwan Ceramics Biennale. Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei. Bronze Medal Winner!

July. 2016 Irish Ceramics Awards. Mill Cove Gallery, Kenmare, Co Kerry. Award Winner.

July: 77OMG Culture Centre, Taipei, Taiwan.

June: The Market House, Dunlavin Arts Festival, Dunlavin, Co Wicklow.

May: 1916 Sackville Street Project Exhibition, Newbridge, Co Kildare.

April: 1916 Sackville Street Project Exhibition, Botanic Gardens, Dublin.

March: 1916 Sackville Street Project. O Connell St. Dublin.


November: Christmas Exhibition, Kildare Gallery, Carton House, Co Kildare.

July: 2015 Year od Design Exhibition, Russborough House, Co Wicklow.

July: Gerard Manley Hopkins International Art Exhibition, Newbridge, Co Kildare.


November: New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum Taiwan. ʻA Touch of Pottery – Tactile Ceramics Exhibition.

Sept: Zozimus Gallery, Dublin ʻArt of Clay – All Fired Upʼ

August: The Sculpture Park, Farnham, Surrey, UK, Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition.

July: Russborough. Gormleys Sculpture Exhibition.

July: Newbridge, Co Kildare. Gerard Manley Hopkins International Art Exhibition,

February: Parallax Art Fair, London.


Solomon Gallery, Christmas Exhibition, Dublin.

Ceramics Ireland Juried Exhibition, Pearse Museum, Dublin.

The Solomon at Lyons, Lyons Estate, Co Kildare, Ireland.

Dunlavin Arts Festival Exhibition, Co Wicklow, Ireland.

Gerard Manley Hopkins International Exhibition, Co Kildare, Ireland.


3X3 Exhibition, Newbridge, Co Kildare.

Dunlavin Arts Festival, The Market House Gallery, Dunlavin, Co Wicklow.

Gerard Manley Hopkins International Exhibition, Newbridge, Co Kildare.


‘Transform’. Farmleigh, Phoenix Park, Dublin.

Inter-Changes. Zozimus Gallery, Dublin.

Solo Exhibition. ‘Ceramics For The Senses’. Dublin City Library, Pearse St., Dublin.

Gerard Manley Hopkins International Exhibition, Kildare,Ireland.

Millcove Gallery, Castletownbere, Co Cork.

‘Transform’, Millenium Court, Portadown, Northern Ireland.

Ceramics Ireland, Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin.

Phizzfest Phibsborough, Dublin.

NCAD 2011, Zozimus Gallery, Francis St., Dublin.

Ceramics Ireland. Juried exhibition, Zozimus Gallery, Dublin.

‘Transform’, LCAD (Limerick College of Art and Design) Limerick.


April Inter-Changes:Craft +Context, Mason Hayes+Curran, Dublin.

April Group Exhibition, Zozimus Gallery, Francis Street,Dublin.

June Ceramics Ireland Exhibition, Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin.

MA Degree Show, NCAD Dublin.

July Gerard Manley Hopkins International Exhibition, Kildare,Ireland.

July Millcove Gallery, Bantry, Co Cork.


September Hallward Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin.

September International Exhibition Small Porcelain Forms, The Porcelain Museum, Riga, Latvia.

July. Gerard Manley International Exhibition, Kildare, Ireland.

May. Ceramics Ireland Ardgillan Exhibition, Co Louth

March. Gerry High Gallery, Palm Springs, California.


RHA 178th Annual Exhibition, Ely Place Dublin.

Peninsula Gallery, San Francisco, .

Plan Expo, RDS, Dublin.

Ceramics Annual Exhibition, Dalkey Castle, Dublin.

Ceramics at the Hallward, Hallward Gallery, Merrion Square, Dublin.

Boyle Arts Festival, Boyle, Co Roscommon.


Perfect Pear Gallery, Chicago, .

Weismann Gallery, Chicago, .

Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute, Jingdzehen, .

Three Person Exhibition, Sir John Rogersons Quay, Dublin, .

Side By Side, Hunt Museum, Limerick, .


BDes (Hons) in Craft design. 1st Class Honours.

Selected for the touring exhibition ( New Emerging Makers) at The National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny and the National Ceramics Arts Centre, Aberystwyth, .

Ceramics Ireland at Plan Expo, RDS, Dublin.

Ceramics Ireland at Dalkey Castle, Dublin.


Solo exhibition at the Sa Tanca Gallery, Deia, Spain ,

Exhibited at the Wexford Opera Festival.

Spent one month at the International Ceramic Centre, Keschkemet, Hungary


Won the Arnotts Ceramic Design Award.

Exhibited at I.M.M.A.( Irish Museum of Modern Art)

Exhibited at the Boyle Arts Festival, Roscommon, The Riverbank Arts Centre and the Wexford Opera Festival.


Exhibited at the RHA, the Wexford Opera Festival and The Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co Kildare.

Selected Awards:

2016 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale. Bronze Medal Winner.

Mill Cove 2016 Irish Ceramics Awards.  Award Winner.

Winner of Gallery Zozimus Award for Visual Impact, Ceramics Ireland Juried Exhibition, Pearse Museum, Dublin.

Won the Arnotts Ceramic Design Award.

Work in public collections

2015 and 2016: New Taipei City Yingge Ceramic Museum, Taiwan.

2016. 77OMG Culture Centre, Taipei, Taiwan.

2013: IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art) Dublin.

October 2008: German Embassy, Dublin.

July 2007: The Jingdezehen National Ceramic Museum, China .

June 2006: The National Museum, Collins Barracks, Dublin.

2006. OPW. (Office of Public Works), Dublin.

September 2004: The National Museum, Collins Barracks, Dublin.

July 2004: WestLB, I.F.S.C. Dublin.

June 2003: St Lukes Hospital Kilkenny.

I also have work in many private collections in Ireland and abroad.