Dublin City Library, Pearse St., Dublin. June 2011.
My ceramic practice is an exploration of ceramics for our senses. I am interested in providing an alternative sensory experience and allowing an interaction with my work as I believe it can bring a whole new meaning to the viewer. Touching the work opens up a dialogue about what the pieces are made from, how they are made and what is the meaning behind them. By accessing the richness and breath of form the viewer can also experience the feel and hand of the maker.
This work challenged the notion of art as an experience for those who are visually impaired while simultaneously expanding our understanding of what we as sighted people see in a work of art. The ethos of inclusivity is central to my work and is the driver for me to engage with an issue which receives little attention in the creative world.