Shanghai in Cork

Yanyan Wong and Shihui Zhang are exchange students from the Shanghai University of Fine Art. They spent three months in spring practicing glass, ceramic and textiles at C.I.T Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork. After six weeks of dedicated work, the girls showcased some pieces in the recently renovated foyer area of the college. …

Mud & Sand at Gallery Zozimus

Third year Glass and Ceramic students in NCAD have been very busy these last few weeks, labouring on while the newly graduated 4th years finally relaxed All their hard work paid off however at the opening of Mud & Sand last Thursday at Gallery Zozimus on Francis St. Zozimus represents over 120 artists and is…

NCAD end of show: Student Profiles

The final installment from NCAD’s glass degree show 2013 and last but definitely not least Michelle Mc Dermott: Michelle has a great interest in visual world around her, being particularly drawn to nature and organic forms. Her research takes her to many parks and gardens where she gathers this visual information, ready for manipulation in…

NCAD end of year show: Student Profiles

As promised talented graduate number two – Meadhbh McIlgorm Meadhbh has recently been awarded the CCOI Future Makers Student Award and one of her pieces was selected for the RDS Craft Exhibition. Watch this space! Meadhbh’s work is an installation made up of numerous ‘intangible’ objects. The delicate pieces are suspended within the space creating a refraction of light…

Glassblowing in Stourbridge

The following article has been written by GSoI member Catherine Keenan. Catherine Keenan is a glass artist based on the lovely north coast of Ireland, in Portstewart. Finding a glassblowing studio whose hiring rates are reasonably priced, with a skilled assistant on hand, if desired, and the studio is always up and running and available…