Design: The shape of things to come
A new exhibition at NCAD showcases the best and quirkiest new pieces by upcoming Irish makers and designers, writes Catherine Healy
When it comes to sourcing materials for his work, Owen Quinlan takes a different approach to other ceramicists. The Galway-based artist relies not on manufactured blocks of clay – the base of most commercial products – but on beach finds and fragments of industrial waste.
Layers of fire-weathered stone, brick, metal and concrete are the canvas upon which he brings his vision to bear.
“The final objects are not necessarily nice,” says Quinlan, a graduate...
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