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Pottery is in Northern Ireland. Predominantly makes salt glazed pouring vessels. Recent work has included Bellarmine Jugs and large scale Toby Jugs.

In 1999 awarded a PHD for research in saltglazing. In 2007 he was one of the craftspeople representing Northern Ireland at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington DC.

Born 1944.

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2010 “Teapotters” Craft in the Bay Gallery, Cardiff. Group show.
2008 ‘Past Gazing, Future Glazing’, Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Holywood, then touring.
2006 “Making Changes – Contemporary Craft in Northern Ireland”, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast.
2006 “Salt Glazed” (group exhibition Norwegian/UK), Gallery Ha Gamle, Prestegard, Norway.
2006 “Peter Meanley” (solo) Godfrey & Watt, Harrogate.
2006 “Table Manners” (group exhibition), Crafts Council Gallery, London.
2006 “Songs of Salt” (group exhibition) The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh.
2006 “Salzbrand Keramik” (group exhibition) Galerie Handwerk Koblenz, Germany.
2005 “Peter Meanley Showcase”, Contemporary Ceramics, London.
2005 “Peter Meanley Focus”, Contemporary Ceramics, London.
2005 Irish Ceramics of the 21st Century, The National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin.
2003 “Salt Glaze: 10 International Artists”, De Tienschuur Tegelen, Netherlands.
2003 “Ceramic Focus”, Contemporary Applied Arts, London.


Art Collection, University of Wales
Arts Council of Northern Ireland
Freisland Museum, The Netherlands
International Museum of Ceramic Art, Teramo, Italy
Limerick City Museum, Ireland
Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Museo de Ceramica, Spain
National Museum of Ireland
The Auckland Museum, New Zealand
The State Collection, Australia
Tegelen Museum, The Netherlands
The Prinessenhof, National Museum of Ceramics, The Netherlands
Weisbaden Museum, Germany
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
York Museum, York


2003 bursary, Arts Council of Northern Ireland


The Ceramics Book: A-Z Guide to 300 Ceramic Artists by Emmanual Cooper, 2006
Transformations by Peter Meanley, Ceramic Review, 2005
Insulated Salt Kilns by Peter Meanley,Ceramics Technical (issue 18), 2004
The Teapot Book by Steve Woodhead, A&C Black, 2005
Salt-Glaze Ceramics An International Perspective by Janet Mansfield, A&C Black, 1991

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