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Select INTERIORS Magazine
Spring summer 2007

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  Rosemarie Durr has built up a strong reputation for her exquisite ceramics. Her studio is set in the idyllic grounds of the Castlecomer Estate Yard, Co.Kilkenny, where she works and showcases her products, alongside other equally talented designers. Fans can now order her pottery direct through her well designed website. Her distinctive signature blue vessels are both free and organic in form with telltale ribbing, indicative of hand thrown products, all made out of stoneware clay sourced abroad. Following the success of her ceramic collection, Rosemarie also offers a collection of commercial gifts and accessories to complete her own work.

Key Pieces
A wide range of glazed practical domestic ware is available as well as dry glazes and artistic ceramics. The majority of the piece are obtainable in a choice of sizes. Prices are very reasonable, starting at only €11 for a cup and €30 for a large spouted jug. Keep an eye out for beautiful porcelain tea sets in pastel shades with hand engraved motifs, just recently launched a Showcase.

The goods on offer are perfect as gifts for that somebody who seems to have everything. Naturally if you want something special, bespoke commissions are also undertaken. Rosemarie's husband skilfully decorates her beautiful vessels – they make a successful team.

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''We love the wan blue, and jade coloured pottery, which Rosemarie Durr and her husband, Andrew Ludick, produce at the Estate Yard crafts centre in Castlecomer. The tapering of the tableware is very fine and feminine, yet with an elegant tactility that is completely winning.

Beautiful, beautiful work is stoneware clay and a potter and ceramicist who is a star in the making''. John and Sally McKenna


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IRISH TIMES - December 6, 2008
A Year for Buying Irish

Andrew Ludick hand-builds unique ceramic pieces using white earthenware clay. From €30.

Rosemarie Durr's hand thrown pieces are like porcelain but still strong enough to endure the dishwasher, oven and microwave. Cup and saucer set, €24; set of three powder blue bowls, €120. Available from Castlecomer Estate Yard, Castlecomer, Co.Kilkenny, and selected craft shops nationwide


IRISH TIMES A ugust 25, 2007
''Happiness is a cup of tea''

The porcelain and pottery made by Rosemarie Durr and her husband, Andrew Ludick, is worth seeking out: its glazed in shades of softest powder blue and jade and is distinctive in both form and colour. Its available from galleries and selected craft shops around the country, but if you want to find it at source, go to their shop in Castlecomer Estate Yard in Co.Kilkenny. Their porcelain tea sets would make a charming wedding gift; handmade plates, platters and vases are equally collectable. Prices range from €12 to €200.

The Sunday Times/ Interiors
December 8, 2002
''The pottery is particularly good value, with designers such as Rosemarie Durr selling stoneware pieces from €15'' Karen Hesse

Feburary 26, 2006
''I wouldn't have associated Rosemarie Durr's pottery with this sort of look because it's so elegant, but when you look at that blue colour you can almost smell the sea'' Eleano Flegg

Irish Times Friday, December 10, 2004
Where to go for that special present:

Rosemarie Durr, a potter, has a particularly fine range of powder-blue wine goblets, dishes, jugs and mugs. This is her third year at the Christmas Craft fair, which she says is always good publicity. ''I find a lot of people buy from me here then come to visit me in my workshop in the craft village in Castlecomer. Co.Kilkenny.''

Durr believes the pottery market has changed. '' The market got swamped at the end of the 1990s, up until 2002, with some less professional work out there. I think it is now regressing, with people working more on design. My tableware is thrown quite finely and is more reminiscent of china than country kitchenware,'' she says.

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July 2, 2005
''Rosemarie Durr's pale blue ceramics are both useful and chic.'' Jane Powers

July 21, 2007
''I kept envy in check by admiring the delicate, powder blue pottery made by Rosemarie Durr, which I hadn't seen anywhere before.'' Patsey Murph










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