Juliet Ball has been a studio potter since finishing her training with the C.N.I.F.O.P. (Centre National d’Initiation, de Formation et de Perfectionnement de la Poterie et du Grès), in the Burgundy region of France, in 1990. This region, with its large deposits of high quality clay, ochre and huge forests for firings, has a long tradition of functional pottery making and Juliet had contact with some of the last of the old local potters and their techniques.
She worked with ‘Poterie du Carbassou’ in Rasiguères and participated in the ‘Journées de la Céramique de Belesta’ before setting up ‘Poterie des Arènes’ in the Catalan region of France where she participated in many exhibitions and potters’ markets. Juliet Ball worked to develop her functional studio pottery in France for 12 years, concentrating on simplicity of form, set off by ash glazes in stoneware and porcelain. After moving to Ireland in 2003, she established ‘Cloonmore Pottery’ where she continues to explore and combine elements from different ceramic traditions: ash glazes; high-fired stoneware and porcelain; Chinese and Japanese glazes and smoke-firing techniques.
2015 RDS National Craft Awards Exhibition, RDS Dublin
2015 Portfolio @ Solomon, Solomon Fine Art, Balfe Street, Dublin
2014 Mill Cove Gallery Irish Ceramics Awards, Mill Cove Gallery, Beara Peninsula, Cork
2014 Irish Tea Pots, Mill Cove Gallery, Kenmare. Co Kerry
2013 Ceramics Ireland Selected Exhibition, The Pearse Museum, Rathfarnham, Dublin
2013 Irish Ceramic Awards, Mill Cove Gallery, Beara Penninsula, Cork
2012, 2010 Ceramics Ireland Selected Exhibition, Rathfarnham Castle Arts Dublin
2011 RDS National Crafts Awards Exhibition, RDS Dublin
2011 Ceramics Ireland Selected Exhibition, Gallery Zozimus, Francis St. Dublin
2010 Glucksman Gallery Craft Fair, Cork
2009, 2008 Ceramics Ireland Selected Exhibition, Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, Dublin