Sculpture in Context 2020 and Ceramics Ireland Triennial 2020

I am proud to say have I been accepted to exhibit at the Ceramics Ireland Triennial series this year at Farmleigh House, Dublin and Sculpture in Context 2020 at The Botanic Gardens , Dublin.

I am busy working away on a number of pieces for both of these exhibitions and details will follow soon … Watch this space ..

Detail of Physalis Alkekengi 2019 Sculpture in Context

Sunny (sometimes Rainy) May days

I was delighted to hear I got accepted into the ArtNetDLR “Earth” online exhibition , it will be launched soon and I will post the image then 😊

Looking out to the sea

I have been busy with other new work , at my kitchen table this week. I’m enjoying the extra time to explore new avenues and new possibilities with clay and I’m learning a lot. It’s sad not seeing some of my family but we are talking online which is something.

I decided to take part recently in The Artist Support Pledge . It’s an initiative to help support all Artists who have lost the ability to sell at Exhibitions and Gallerys during this difficult time. The Porcelain ceramic Piece with gold lustre glaze titled “Opening” 2019 , has three pieces, largest piece is 12cm diameter x 6cm. €200. Plus Post and packaging. Pm for more details.

Working away in the sunshine

We are in week 8 now of lockdown in Dublin and the sun is shining and the birds are singing this week which is fabulous for the morale 😁

Horses in a field beside us in the setting sun

I am working away on my pieces for exhibitions due to hopefully happen this Summer or Early Autumn? I did my submission for Sculpture in Context 2020 last week.

I was delighted to have my submission for Artnet DLR “Earth” online exhibition accepted last night ! Watch this space for images of that piece.

Working at my kitchen table today

Hope everyone is keeping well and take some time to listen to the birds singing

Birdsong from the hills above Dublin City

Update from my Garden studio 28th April

Hi this week I have been working in my sunny Dublin studio, getting work into the kiln today. Sometimes I will fine sand to correct a slight imperfection on already bisque fired work. I’m making those final decisions on transparent glaze locations. It’s delicate, tricky work and you need to concentrate fully. I need to change the stool I sit on as It’s uncomfortable and gives me back ache ! but I have little to complain about really in these tough times, loving making the work and the process.

View out from my workbench of my Azalea in full bloom

Hope everyone is well and able to concentrate on something that you all love to do, whatever it is take your time and enjoy the process 🙂

A month into Lockdown now in Dublin

Hi there , we are one month into lockdown here in Dublin and life is becoming normal or as normal as we can be. I am very lucky as I said before that I can work from my home and use my studio facilities at home. I am also lucky that I live within a 2km walk of the Dublin Mountains and we go up there every few days. It’s incredibly quite up there. The natural world is changing and progressing into the warmer season and wild flowers are blooming.

Lucky to have this near me in lockdown

Strolling back down the road

I collected some decaying beech nuts the other day for two ceramic pieces I am currently working on and I coated them in slip and got them into the kiln for first firing.

Unprecedented Times with the COVID 19 Virus

I hope everyone is staying safe and indoors as much as they can in these very unprecedented times with the COVID 19 virus. I am still working at home but the big difference for me is my family are here all the time with me due to the Government measures to halt the spread of the virus. In the meantime I have been busy creating new work and I have to say I am so glad that my studio and my kiln is in the garden of my home and allows me to work under these new restrictions. 

Keep well and safe everyone and hopefully we will all get through this soon