‘My forms are not solid, they are made to look into or to look through, there is an external architecture and an internal space…
I have always been curious about ‘interior spaces’, a snail’s shell for example, how it pulls you in, or a building that reveals more about itself when you step inside.
My recent work plays with the idea of ‘exterior/interior’ shapes/spaces, wanting to encourage the viewer to look inside to see ‘something else’, something hidden…’
Argillà Italia September 2022
Very happy to have been selected to exhibit in Argillá International Ceramic fair 2022. Irish Ceramic Artists will be guest exhibitors in 2022, (Covid forced 2020 fair to be deferred until 2022). Argillà Italia 2022, [...]
Echoes Project December 2020
As part of the “Echoes Project” I made a series of wall tiles for the LARCH centre at Louth County Hospital. It was funded by Creative Ireland and completed in December 2020.
Peter Brennan ‘Pioneering Potter’ Award August 2020
Delighted to win this award at Ceramics Ireland Dublin Castle exhibition 2020.
Artist’s Residency Creative Spark Dundalk July/August 2020
Enjoyed my residency at Creative Spark last summer. Thanks to staff there who made it a wonderful learning experience for me.
The starting point for my work is usually inspired by the forms, patterns and textures found in the coastal world around me, particularly on landing piers of small fishing villages around Ireland.
I collect anything that looks sculptural, all sorts of small objects, eroded metal, tackle, nets, sea shells and fragments washed up by the tide. I photograph and document what I find.