The Potters Cast podcast has been a firm favourite in the studio over the last couple of years, a twice weekly gift that has really inspired and motivated me to keep doing what I love - making things out of clay whilst making a living. The winter is long in rural County Down and at times can feel quite isolating so the Potters Cast has been a warm reminder that I am not alone in the challenges I face as a solo maker working in ceramics.

When Paul Blais contacted me to be on the show, I obviously jumped at the chance whilst feeling quite nervous about the whole experience. Paul was as friendly and warm as ever and made me feel super comfortable from the start.

Click below to hear me talk about my clay career, inspirations and the support that has allowed me to keep this dream alive.

A Slip Caster in Ireland | Rebecca Killen | Episode 480

Completely over the moon/shocked/elated (all the good emotions) to have my name mentioned in the New York Times amongst some fabulous Irish ceramicists. Amazing to have Irish ceramics celebrated in this way and put firmly on the map for design led products inspired by our wonderful landscape, #proud. Follow the link and have a read

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/25/style/irish-ceramics-made-for-collecting.html

Bay Collection

The Bay Collection is directly inspired by the ever changing splendour of Dundrum Bay where Rebecca's home is situated. 'Each morning I am greeted and blessed with the most wonderful views which spread across the bay, leading to the majestic Mountains of Mourne'. The winter morning skies streaked with pink and gold are a beautiful contrast to the stunning shades of summer blues that encompass the bay throughout the warmer months. Each piece in the Bay Collection is completely unique with marbled bone china, painterly brush strokes and hints of gold lustre. 

The Homegrown Collection is growing...In April 2017 we launched the collection with new Belfast bottles and an older milk bottle shape in millennial pink and pure white.  After the encouraging reception of the range I am delighted to share our brand new bottles, in a brand new shade.

The  Homegrown Collection , a family portrait.

The Homegrown Collection, a family portrait.

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Introducing the Bangor Bottles, cast from a mould of a gorgeous rectangular pharmacist bottle, if only our medicine still came like this.

Introducing the Bangor Bottles, cast from a mould of a gorgeous rectangular pharmacist bottle, if only our medicine still came like this.

Say hello to another from the mineral water family, this time in our new shade of dusky blue, all the way from Trim, County Meath.

Say hello to another from the mineral water family, this time in our new shade of dusky blue, all the way from Trim, County Meath.

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I know I shouldn't have favourites but...... Hello, I'm pink, I have a heart and I'm from Newry ;)

I know I shouldn't have favourites but...... Hello, I'm pink, I have a heart and I'm from Newry ;)

Wondering how to style the Homegrown collection? Single stem minimalism, let the Newry bottle do the talking.

Wondering how to style the Homegrown collection? Single stem minimalism, let the Newry bottle do the talking.

Or a small posy of gorgeous blooms from the fabulous       Foxtrail Flower    s   who ALWAYS deliver the goods.

Or a small posy of gorgeous blooms from the fabulous Foxtrail Flowers who ALWAYS deliver the goods.

The Clonard bottle looking right at home.

The Clonard bottle looking right at home.

The classic Milk Bottle, an oldie but a goodie :)

The classic Milk Bottle, an oldie but a goodie :)

The Homegrown Collection celebrates local historic industries from across Ireland and I hope to continue growing the family as I come across beautifully textured bottles that give us a glimpse into the past.

A massive thanks to the amazingly talented Esther Irvine Photography for bringing the Homegrown Collection to life.

To shop the collection visit my Etsy store