Cork based ceramicist Charlie Mahon is an artist and a ceramist, both are his passions and the result is his unique, personality filled work.
Charlie’s early memories and love of ceramics came from his grandmother’s dresser, it was filled with gold filigree ceramics from the Georgian Period. He inherited his creativity from his mother who owned her own flower shop, she inspired in him a love of all things handmade, things which were infused with personality and creative expression. His distinctive quirky style is very recognisable and memorable for exactly those reasons, her influence lives on in his work.
In the 1980’s Charlie studied art in Limerick followed by sculpture in Crawford College of Art in Cork and won a scholarship to study ceramics at the University of Mississippi. This was an exciting time for Charlie and it sealed his fate. Returning to Ireland, Charlie gained excellent experience in potteries such as Irish Country Pottery, Stephen Pearce Pottery and Carrigaline Pottery. He embarked on his own business venture with Island Pottery in 2003. Unfortunately the crash in 2008 brought an end to this. Since then Charlie’s career has had dual strands of being a Support Worker and a Ceramist. In 2017 Charlie developed his idea of producing platters and bowls that will complement your table, he has really enjoyed developing his ideas and building his brand with the help of his partner and wife Elmarie aka Ellie. Each platter, bowl and mug is individually hand thrown, hand painted, and signed by Charlie.
His ceramic art work is less formal that the original figurines from his grandmothers dresser that caught the imagination of the young Charlie, but will create equally inspiring memories for the user.
…. Others wear their heart on their sleeve, Charlie Mahon goes one step further …he gives you his on a plate….