In 2008 I completed a BA (Hons) in Fine Art Ceramics, Galway, followed by a Higher Diploma in Art Teaching at Limerick School of Art and Design in 2009. I went on to complete an MA in the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Limerick.
I create tactile porcelain tableware. Craftsmanship and attention to detail are paramount in my work.
Every element of design has been considered to stimulate and heighten the user’s experience of the piece. The work is wheel-thrown and then altered. I add a spiral in the soft clay, then make an indent where the handle will go. This allows for stimulation of the sense of touch and makes the mugs very comfortable to hold. I indent a line into the handles intended as a texture for the thumb to explore. The rims of the mugs are thrown thinly which is crisp and pleasing for the lips. The base of each piece is individually polished leaving the translucent porcelain soft to the touch. The glossy glaze compliments the curves and echoes the use of liquid. I employ a soft, contemporary colour pallet reflecting the subtleties of colour I see within my environment. I mix the glazes by hand to recipes I have created specifically for these pieces.