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A vibrant new generation of ceramics makers is breathing new life into an art form often perceived as staid and stagnant

10th September, 2017
Ode To A Not Distant Past by Eleanor Swan

If the word “ceramics” brings to mind plain old pots and dainty crockery, think again. Dusting off that frumpy image is a new generation of makers whose creations are sleek, compelling and often playful – works of art in their own right.

Take, for instance, the ceramic sculptures crafted by Eleanor Swan. A former nurse, Swan was in her early 40s when she took up training at NCAD. “I left school in the...

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