Molly Malone


Molly Malone – Original pen and ink wash illustration on a Ceramic Tile Art with Crackle Glaze effect.
Each ceramic is individually printed and hand-finished in our Galway studio. They are float-mounted in a real-wood handmade frame.

  • Framed Ceramic in Deep Box Frame : 230mm x 230mm (9 inches x 9 inches)
  • Handmade in Ireland

Available in 3 colour styles:

  • Full Colour: Image reproduced in full colour.
  • Blueware: Inspired by 16th Century Delft Tiles with their characteristic Blue and white colour.
  • Greenware: An Irish variation influenced by vintage Delft Tiles: Emerald Green and white colour.

Product Details

Note: This product is available in three colour options:  Full Colour, Blueware or Greenware (see below for more details)

The Design
This Our pen and ink wash painting of Molly Malone.
Molly Malone is the enigmatic heroine of the famous song of the same name (also known as "Cockles and Mussels" or "In Dublin's Fair City"). The song tells the tale of Molly: a young and beautiful fishmonger who sold her yield from a cart on the streets of Dublin.
Molly'  would have selected her cockles and mussels from the bounty landed at the city's quayside each morning, placed them in baskets on her barrow, and set off on her rounds. Pushing her barrow, she'd attract customers by calling aloud her produce- Cockles and Mussels.
The song’s final verse states that after dying of a fever she went on to haunt the city.

Each Ceramic Print is individually produced ensuring attention to detail and uniqueness - no two are exactly the same.
The images are printed and pressed one at a time onto our specially coated ceramic art tile with a printed faux crackle glaze effect. The effect gives a lovely warmth and unique character to the piece.

Full Colour Option
The image is reproduced in full colour - as our original pen and wash painting.

Blueware / Delftware Colour Option
The image is reproduced as a Blueware (Delftware) tile. This means all the colours are reproduced with a cobalt blue wash. These distinctive tiles in their characteristic blue and white give an added warmth to the product. a real feeling of history and familiarity.

Greenware Colour Option
Inspired by the 16th Century Delft tiles, our Greenware colour option reproduces the images with an traditional Irish Emerald Green wash. These unique pieces are distinctively Irish and are full of character and interest.


Frame outer dimensions is 230mm x 230mm
(9 inches x 9 inches)


Deep Box Frame in Limed White colour (soft white) which shows off its wood grain finish. Handmade in Ireland with real wood. Ceramic is "Float-Mounted" which gives the illusion of floating within the frame. Shatter resistant clear glass protects the artwork.

Print Method

Individually digitally printed and hand-pressed reproduction of an original engraving/illustration print.

Colour Options

There are 3 colour options:
1: Full Colour
2: Blueware
3: Greenware

1: Full Colour

Image is reproduced in full colour as drawn.

2: Blueware

Image is reproduced with a traditional Blue Wash – distinctive of traditional Delft Tiles.

3: Greenware

Image is reproduced with a distinctively Irish Emerald Green Wash.


All Framed Ceramics are protected by bubble-wrap and cardboard packaging.

Molly Malone, Dublin.

Molly Malone Statue. Dublin, Ireland.