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.

Dunny Cove

During Cork Craft Month of August 2020 I had the pleasure of collaborating and exhibiting my work with Craft Northern Ireland in Unlocked exhibition. The Craft Gallery N.I. on  Royal Ave in Belfast were wonderful hosts and kindly produced this short video of my sculpture Dunny Cove.

Gallery

Making Mizen Head

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.   
  • Image credit B. Tuite 2019
    Brow Head Co. Cork Image credit B. Tuite 2019
  • Image credit B. Tuite 2019
    Galley Head Image credit B. Tuite 2019
  • Image credit B. Tuite 2019
    Castle Bay Image credit B. Tuite 2019
  • Image credit B. Tuite 2019
    East side of Galley Head Image credit B. Tuite 2019
  • Brave enough?
    Castle Bay, Co. Cork Brave enough?
  • Atlantic Canyons 
image credit B.Tuite
    en route to Galley Head, 2019 Atlantic Canyons image credit B.Tuite
  • Image credit Denis Lynch 2019
    Happy in Rocky Bay Image credit Denis Lynch 2019
  • stunning colour pallete with dynamic synclines & anticlines
    Castle Bay, near Roscarberry, Co. Cork stunning colour pallete with dynamic synclines & anticlines
  • Image Credit 2019
    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