Before I became a full time ceramicist I worked as a ships captain in San Francisco for many years. Today my affinity with the Ocean is reflected in my ceramic vessels.
My work emulates Atlantic seascapes discovered while kayaking the local County Cork Atlantic coastline of South West Ireland.

Each piece below is named and some contain found materials from the place that inspired it.

A short film of my making process kindly photographed by Celeste Burton and edited by the Design & Craft Council of Ireland for the Get Ireland Making campaign.

Photography

My  ceramics sculptures are inspired by my explorations  along the South West coast of Ireland by sea kayak. This type of kayak allows for an intimate and exciting experience. I translate  the dynamic geological forces I observe while making, layering and compressing clay bodies,  using found materials  like drift wood and rocks to mark make and sculpt.   
  • Brow Head Co. Cork
    Brow Head Co. Cork Image credit B. Tuite 2019
  • Galley Head
    Galley Head Image credit B. Tuite 2019
  • Castle Bay
    Castle Bay Image credit B. Tuite 2019
  • East side of Galley Head
    East side of Galley Head Image credit B. Tuite 2019
  • Castle Bay Co. Cork
    Castle Bay Co. Cork Brave enough? image credit B. Tuite 2019
  • En-route to Galley Head
    En-route to Galley Head Atlantic Canyons image credit B.Tuite 2019
  • Happy in Rocky Bay
    Happy in Rocky Bay Image credit Denis Lynch 2019
  • Castle Bay, Roscarberry, Co. Cork
    Castle Bay, Roscarberry, Co. Cork Stunning colour pallete with intriguing geology Image credit B.Tuite 2018
  • Horse Island, near Castletownsend Co. Cork
    Horse Island, near Castletownsend Co. Cork Image Credit 2019

Video

This is a short movie of my partner Denis and I heading out into the areas that so inspire my ceramic work. If you would like to know more about the trips we have taken check out our blog at