The Moon has always held a place of particular fascination
in our earth bound lives.This lunar range is inspired by the moon as it
passes over Irish bog lands at night.
My Lunar ceramics are a mix of function and fine art, allowing
your imagination to escape its limits you can rearrange the ceramics in many
ways, stack the moon lights on top of each other to create a full moon, or
place them side by side or back to front, and you can follow her motion and
even mimic the moons gentle and unending pull on the forces of life
Each lunar piece
is handmade on the potter’s wheel then I hand build and sculpt the lids using
geometric ceramic patterns to create a unique range that has a function as
sculpture as well as beauty
All my ceramics are hand made using a mix of new and
traditional techniques.The process is very time
consuming, often taking several hours to complete just one piece. finished works are not covered with
glazes or surface preparations of any kind Instead I use smoke and horsehair to
pattern the clays surface. The fine surface and beautiful shine is merely
technique is based on a type of Roman Pottery mass-produced around the first
century AD these pots were coated with a very fine slip which Greek potters had
been using for hundreds of years to create there famous white and black
pottery.I have made my own Irish version by adding Irish turf into the kiln as
the vessels are fired, the turf releases carbon, in the form of black smoke
which is infused into the pottery creating a dark black finish, and leaving the
carbon of the bog infused into the pot.
The koi dragon is one of many mythical characters in Chinese
says that a certain koi had the strength and courage to climb a magic
the koi reached the top exhausted, yet having reached its goal, the koi
transformed into a dragon.
As the koi fish swims up the waterfall and transforms itself
to a dragon, it symbolizes that nothing is impossible when you believe. If you
work hard and put yourself to tests, you will eventually rise above your fears
and become the ruler of your destiny.
Become the dragon.