You know you’re Irish… Immersion


“Turn off the immersion”  Humorous  Ceramic Tile Art.
Each ceramic is individually printed and hand-finished in our Galway studio. They are float-mounted in a deep-box frame.

  • A uniquely Irish phrase
  • Engraved illustration of immersion switch
  • Framed Ceramic in Deep Box Frame : 230mm x 230mm (9 inches x 9 inches)
  • Handmade in Ireland

Product Details

The Design
This is from our You Know You're Irish..... series.
A unique set of humorous ceramic art tiles that are tell tale signs that makes someone typically Irish. This could be a phrase, an object, a location or an observation that only someone from Ireland would know. These are things that Irish people do or say that are hard to explain to the onlooking outsider.  It is these little quirks and eccentricities that make Irish people so unique.

You Know You're Irish...
If you ever been told to “turn off the immersion” as it costs too much. And you double check it is off before you leave the house.

Growing up in Ireland  you'd know all about the Immersion Switch. This switched on the immersion heated the water before a bath or wash up. One of the biggest crimes you could commit as a child was to leave the immersion on for longer than necessary, due to the electricity expense and the possibility of overheating the water, causing an explosion. You'd often have to check several times a day that it was off and especially if you were leaving the house.

On this design, the main heading in an Irish type display font, and the explanation of the heading is in an old typewriter font which is easy to read and suits the design style. The image is of the immersion switch, we have illustrated this in an old engraving style illustration. This lovely etched style makes a unique illustration that also looks vintage or retro, with a subtle hint of colour. This illustration technique  suits the theme of this ceramic art series.

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 tiles.


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. Ceramic is "Float-Mounted" which gives the illusion of floating within the frame.

Print Method

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


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

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