Technique:Cold work, Kiln work


Discipline:Fine art, Sculptural

Areas of Interest:Competitions, Networking, Techniques

Product:Fine Art, Sculptural


Áine Ryan

Waterford, Ireland. Recent graduate with BA in Contemporary Applied Art (ceramics, glass and textiles) from MTU Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork, Ireland

By looking to my past and my rural upbringing, I explore the complex ties that bind us to past generations, traditions and the physical landscape. My interaction with materials and objects of the rural landscape become creative catalysts stirring memories as they move through my hands. Universal themes of identity, belonging, and place can be found within my work – my sites of memory.
Kilformed glass became a large part of my recent degree show. I used the qualities of glass to convey the disappearance of rural traditions and skills from Irish culture and history. Using both cast glass and pate de verre, the objects created highlight the fragile nature of memory, history and cultural identity.

Bound , Áine Ryan

Retired , Áine Ryan

This land , Áine Ryan