Work by leading ceramicists coming to Flowerfield Arts Centre
Thu, January 10, 2019
A stunning exhibition featuring work by some of Ireland’s leading contemporary ceramicists launches in Flowerfield Arts Centre on Thursday 7th February.
‘Blurring The Edge’, a partnership between Flowerfield and the renowned Hunt Museum in Limerick, examines how each artist pushes the boundaries of this age old practice through experimentation of form, function and texture.
Award winning Mike Byrne experiments with surface patina on his mainly slab built artworks, resulting in multiple layers and coloured slips which are fired several times until the desired depth of surface colour and texture is achieved. These works are then embellished with etched copper.
The exhibition, which is open to the public from February 8th - March 23rd, also features new pieces from award winning artists Mary Nagle, who works in mixed media relief and small sculptural pieces, and Owen Quinlan whose interest in ceramics focuses on the innate geological and archaeological attributes of the medium.
To accompany this exhibition and Flowerfield’s long standing traditions, ceramicist Alex Scott will give a talk on the show and regular ceramic and pottery classes will run in the centre, should you wish to release your own creative side.
The Exhibition launch on Thursday 7th February runs from 7.30pm to 9pm while the gallery talk takes place on Thursday 14th February from 3pm-4pm. All are welcome to attend.
For further information on the exhibition or ceramics classes, please call Flowerfield Arts Centre on 028 70 831400 or visit www.flowerfield.org for more information.