Design

Unique work from emerging and established designer-makers in Ireland, as featured in the Irish Arts Review.

Touchstone

From the Summer 2017 edition: Frances McDonald traces the revolution in ceramic art as Ireland’s leading makers display their work at Farmleigh from June, marking the 40th anniversary of Ceramics Ireland Read More

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Shadows of Sodeisha

From the Spring 2017 edition: Audrey Whitty explores the concept behind Sodeisha as the National Museum marks the 60th anniversary of Irish-Japanese diplomatic relations
with a joint exhibition. Read More

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Perspective: Annemarie Reinhold

I first saw Annemarie Reinhold’s work online. Her home page features an image of a neckpiece in fine silver from her current collection. Surrounded by soft, fragile, almost translucent foliage, it comprises a cluster of gently moving leaves and seems weightless, almost ethereal; a fitting visual representation of a collection entitled ‘Treasure these Moments’. Read More

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Shape the future

From the current edition: The Future Makers Awards & Supports programme offers both practical assistance and encouragement to students and recent graduates of craft and design, assisting them in taking the first steps into professional practice. Read More

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IDI Design Awards

Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, founders of Grafton Architects, received the IDI President’s Choice Award for Outstanding Achievement in Design in Ireland, at the IDI Irish Design Awards on 17 November. Read More

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Design Perspective – Laura Quinn

In Laura Quinn’s small residence in the Cotswolds, pages of sketches are pasted on the walls. Pencil, charcoal and pen describe potential new work to be made at a time when the glass furnace studio is next available. The drawings are the starting point for her wearable art pieces, theatrical confections of leather, rubber, metal and intricately worked glass reminiscent of the energy of Sonja Landweer’s jewellery. Read More

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