Jim Behan set up Dolmen Pottery Studio at 113 Green Rd., Carlow, Ireland in 1970.
He has been an active member of The Craft Potters Society of Ireland (Ceramics Ireland)
since its foundation and has co-edited the Society's journal Ceramics Ireland . He
is also on the Irish Crafts Council Register of Craftworkers. He has exhibited widely
and won many awards. In 2009 Jim was awarded First Class Hons. B.A. in Ceramic Design
by The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland.
" I came to pottery through the work and writings of Bernard Leach. That early passion
has been modified since by all that I have seen and read. I now find satisfaction
and fulfillment in a wide range of styles and techniques. All things clay interest
me but the pots I admire most still hearken back to that tradition which has its
roots in the simple country pottery of the Far East. "