Adele Stanley is a ceramic artist based in rural county Waterford. Adele studied ceramics at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin and the Cardiff School of Art and Design in Wales. She makes functional ware and sculptural objects; she also teaches classes and takes part in educational projects.

Adele makes a range of functional porcelain objects that are inspired by simplicity of form, clean lines, and bright colour. She strives to make useful, simple objects that people can enjoy and use every day. The forms are slip cast using liquid porcelain, and once dried and finished, are painted with layers of coloured slips to create vivid surfaces. The coloured clay is sanded and left unglazed, enhancing its tactile quality and is contrasted with shiny glazed surfaces. The pieces are fine and light but also robust and durable.

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