Michael Ray


Castlefreke Clonakilty Co. Cork

Phone number:

086 8224813


Social networks:


Michael was born in England. After finishing his degree in three-dimensional design, he lectured in Art and Design and established a successful pottery business during the 1980s. In 1990, he relocated to West Cork, and began producing ceramic and bronze vessels.

Since completing a Masters in glass in 2008, Michael has continued to develop his work in this medium. Along with highly distinctive coloured architectural pieces, Michael makes vessels related to his preoccupation with the sea. Michael regularly teaches and facilitates in art related areas this both informs his personal work and reinforces his commitment to the art-making process.

Area of Experience:

I have 25 years teaching, facilitation and mentoring experience in art, working in mainstream education and with marginalised groups, special needs and community projects these include murals, freestanding sculptural work in stone, wood, bronze, glass and ceramics.

Counties Catered for:


Curriculum Strands:

Projects can encompass curriculum strands in: the visual arts, geography, english, history and science.


I enjoy working with all levels of ability and ages. I have delivered and would be interested in delivering the following: Primary school workshops Post-primary workshops, talks, community based programmes, outreach programmes, seminars, talks, corporate sector, adult education, graduate and post graduate lecturing.

Additional Information:

I’m a firm believer that group projects should be driven by the group and that key creative decisions come about through discussion and negotiation.