Having grown up on a farm in East Cork my work is influenced by my local flora and fauna along with the rich landscape around me. My artistic vocabulary is nourished by a diverse range of contemporary art and design and also old ceramic vessels and trinkets from my grandparents home. I believe in the beauty of handmade objects and like to see the mark of my hand on my fired art works.
I mainly work with porcelain and hand build all of my work. I am interested in pattern and use seeds and heirloom textiles to create subtle surface decoration on my art pieces. I use pattern as a means of exploring the nature of abstraction, representation, and beauty. What is most compelling about the use of pattern is that it’s meaning can be elastic and fluid. My aim is to create unique, well-conceived individual ceramic objects. The ideal is to create sculptural works with qualities that will enrich the viewer’s life.