The Russell Gallery

The Russell Gallery is spectacularly located in the village of New Quay, overlooking Galway Bay on the beautiful coastline
of the Burren in County Clare, Ireland. The village of New Quay is situated half way between Kinvara and Ballyvaughan.

The Russell Gallery officially opened in 2001 and offers a wide selection of paintings and prints from established Irish Artists with regular exhibitions running throughout the year.  You can also find a unique and inspiring selection of gifts, books, cards & organic gourmet food.

The Gallery is also open as a Café and Wine-Bar with delicious coffee, an amazing teas selection, and gorgeous organic wines that come directly from our family estate in Tuscany, Italy.  On the menu you can find home baked cakes, and our popular antipasto and Irish organic cheese plate.

Stefania Russell, originally from Italy, MA in Political Science, moved to Ireland 18 Years ago and has been running the Gallery for the past 10 Years. Her focus is on supporting and promoting Irish Art, giving space to 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 having the personal contact with producers. She also makes some ceramics, having been Andy’s apprentice for some time.

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 27 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.

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