Sean O’Dowd, Master Potter and entrepreneur is the person behind Ballydougan Pottery at Bloomvale House. In the early 1980’s, Sean started his craft pottery and within a few years Ballydougan Pottery became known as one of the most innovative craft studios throughout Ireland. Over the years many awards and accolades have been presented to Ballydougan in recognition of its contribution to Craft, Tourism & Corporate & Social Responsibility.
Pieces of Ballydougan Pottery are now in many homes and galleries worldwide. Over the years numerous commissions were undertaken with Ballydougan Pottery being presented to visiting dignitaries or taken in hand luggage and given as gifts to celebrated individuals across the globe.
After “throwing pots” for the last 40 years Sean is retiring and Ballydougan Pottery workshop is closing. Alongside production pottery Sean ran many very successful Group and individual pottery workshops. We wish to thank our many friends and customers for their support over the years and we hope you continue to enjoy your Ballydougan pottery for many years to come.