Stephen Farnan Profile

About Stephen Farnan

Every element of our Porcelain landscapes are conceived, designed and made in our Belfast Studio, alongside our ranges of pottery tableware and textiles.

Biography

Stephen Farnan is a potter by trade, having gained am MA (RCA) Ceramics and Glass, Royal College of Art, London (2000), and a 1st (Hons) in Fine & Applied Art, Ulster University Belfast (1998).

Awards

The closest we've ever come to winning an award was the Easter Egg competition in 1983 when Stephen won the Best Coloured Egg Competition aged 8! However, our pots and porcelain landscapes are coveted the world over, by presidents and celebrities alike as we often make pieces to commission that are gifted to eminent people to mark special occasions...

Pencils and Porcelain and Pots...

For several years I was working as a potter in a small rural village in Northern Ireland, making cups, bowls, teapots and plates. Then, about three years ago I moved to Belfast and started developing my portfolio of drawings, in conjunction with my ceramics – The resulting porcelain landscapes, sketchy pots and textiles have been a huge hit with people the world over, keeping myself and Conchobar (my ceramic apprentice) busy making in our Belfast studio.

Recently I completed our ‘Portrait of Ireland’, which is a collection of about 80 landscape scenes from around Ireland. These along with new works from our growing international (world landscapes) collection are available framed as Porcelain Landscapes in a variety of sizes, cushions, or as a regular prints. However we are also playing about with some more ‘sketchy’ designs that we are putting onto our hand thrown pots.

Hence the jump to the Etsy shop – Stephen Farnan Studio. We found our website was good as a portfolio, it allows us to give people a flavour of what we do, but it did not offer the immediacy and ease to change things about that we need in the studio. To date the response to our Etsy shop has been fantastic, we think it is pretty easy to navigate and find our new, and older, work. If you have any trouble and can’t find what you are looking for just drop us a wee message and we will get back to you straight away! and feel free to share it if you like something you see!

Happy shopping! Stephen