The International Academy of Ceramics (IAC) General Assembly is a biennial event, which provides both a forum for the debate of contemporary ceramic issues and a showcase for work by members of the Academy from across the globe. In September 2014, the IAC2014 General Assembly took place for the first time in Ireland with Dublin Castle being the venue for the Assembly’s conference and exhibition programme. This consisted of a major exhibition of approximately 160 works by IAC members from every continent as well as a series of exhibitions from a number of countries including Korea, China, Croatia and Norway.

In addition to the economic and cultural benefits to Dublin and Ireland, this provided a unique opportunity for audiences in Ireland to view the very best of international contemporary ceramics. It was a priviledge therefore that nag Gallery was invited to exhibit the chawan of nag artist Mashashi Suzuki from Japan, along with the gallery film 'Shibui' which featured previous gallery exhibits of Masashi's work, in Bedford House which is within the grounds of Dublin Castle.