The Russell Gallery
New Quay, Co Clare
Phone: 065 7078185
- Gallery open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm
- Open Sunday 12pm to 6pm
The Russell Gallery is located in New Quay overlooking Galway Bay and the stunning Burren region. The building which was restored in 1999 was an old 18th Century ruin consisting of simply four walls. Today it is a stunning three storey stone House, Studio & Gallery set by the sea.
Exhibitions are held throughout the year so please check www.russellgallery.net for further details. The gallery is open Monday to Saturday- 10am to 6pm and Sunday- 12-6pm.
The Russell Gallery officially opened in 2001 and is now a succesfull business dedicated, mainly but not only, to Fine Art. The Gallery holds regulary exhibitions and dispalys the work of over 20 emerging and established Irish artists at all times.
Stefania Russell, originally from Italy, MA in Political Science, moved to ireland 14 Years ago and has been running the Gallery for the past 7 Years. Her focus is on supporting Irish Art, with a variety of styles and prices and keeping the standard very high. She is also looking after marketing, research and buying for the shop with great care on Quality and Innovation. The Origins of all the products are alwasys known, supporting small businesses and privileging the personal contact with producers. She also makes some ceramics, having been Andy apprentice for some time, and together they have a 6 years old daughter.
Andy Russell, BA Honors in Ceramics, brought up near the Bernard Leach Pottery, St. Ives in Cornwall, has lived in County Clare for the last 25 years. He worked alongside Maria Hannon in Bunratty, Emanuel Cooper and Mo Jupp in London, and also Frank Boydon, California. His main mentor being Mo Jupp who first introduced Andy to Raku techniques.More than 20 years of experience and research in technique of shaping, glazing and firing have made Andy a skilled artist able to combine imagination, originality and an intimate understanding of the materials.