SCULPTURAL CERAMICS & DRAWINGS
BY KIRA O BRIEN
My name is Kira O Brien. I am originally from Dublin but live and practice in Cork .
I have exhibited here in Ireland,and abroad in Switzerland,Italy and the United States and have private collections in Australia,U.S, Europe and Japan
My work has a Sculptural yet Functional element to it and encompasses a sense of Ceramic traditional techniques. Within this tradition is the art of storytelling and symbols which evoke sentiment and nostalgia, but also a sense of our present environment. This environment is pyschological and therefore each piece points to emotions within the narrative.
The structure and physical aspect of my work is a lidded box form, wall platters and functional ware which for the most part are slab built, moulded and handcarved. I occasionally use the potters wheel for throwing ware and using as a tool for extra details.
Sgraffitto is my chosen ceramic technique at this time.
A selection of drawings also accompany my work and are an intrinsic part of what I create in clay.
View my work in CERAMICS NOW MAGAZINE
Also Creating Lingus Art Magazine Canada http://www.creatinglinus.com/images/CLA%20September%202012/CLA.html#p=84
I am a proud member of the Society Of Cork Potters http://www.corkpotters.com/
and registered with the Craft Council of Ireland http://www.ccoi.ie/
I am featured in this American blog http://etsyworld.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/beauty-of-kiramic.html