DANU Ceramics
DANU Ceramics

Designer: DANU Ceramics

  • Dublin

DANU Ceramics specialises in handcrafted ceramic objects made in Dublin, Ireland. The design ranges combine organic yet refined and contemporary aesthetics that display well in both urban and rustic settings.

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About DANU Ceramics

Ruth Power is an artist, designer-maker and travel lover who graduated from the National College of Art and Design in 2011, setting up DANU Ceramics in 2015.

Danu was the ancient Celtic Goddess of earth and creativity and the Hindu Goddess of water - 3 elements which are fundamental to the creation of ceramics. It is believed that the two Goddesses have the same origin, from when the Vedic people of South Asia traded and interacted with the Celts of Western Europe. Many waterways around Europe and Asia have been named after Danu, such as the Danube river in Germany and the Danu river in Nepal. Ancient peoples from Western Europe and South Asia referred to themselves as Children of Danu. In Ireland, they were called the Tuatha Dé Danann (the people/tribe of the goddess Danu).

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Wabi-sabi (侘寂) is an ancient philosophy rooted in Zen Buddhism. It is a Japanese aesthetic that values the imperfect, the handmade and the simple. Inspired by travel, nature and science - each piece is one of a kind. I use porcelain, glaze and genuine 22k gold lustre.