About Jennifer

Jennifer is a ceramic artist based in Ireland. She studied ceramics at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, and has been working primarily with porcelain and bone china for a number of years.  Recent exhibitions include; Fired Earth, The Scottish Gallery Edinburgh, Scotland 2018, Touchstone, Irish Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition, Farmleigh Gallery Dublin & National Craft Gallery Kilkenny, Ireland and Narratives in Making, Portfolio Critical Selection, The National Craft Gallery Kilkenny, Ireland & Ruthin Craft Centre Wales, UK. She has recently been selected for Irish Craft Portfolio Critical Selection 2017/2018. Her work is included in the National Museum of Ireland Collection, The State Art Collection of Ireland and in numerous national and international private collections.

Jennifer makes hundreds of petal like ceramic pieces that are then stitched with translucent thread to form her sculpture.  The slowness and repetition of her process are essential components of the finished pieces.

She is drawn to the beauty and subtlety of the natural world. Themes of fragility, ephemerality and translucency are central to her work. It is the rituals of making, the physical rhythms, the process and time involved that are the central aspects of her practice. The natural, ethereal properties of her primary materials, porcelain and bone china, demand particular discipline and a delicacy that is a necessary component of the finished pieces.

 

Upcoming Exhibitions

Homo Faber, celebration of European craftsmanship 14-30 September 2018, Venice, Italy

The Miniaturists, The Scottish Gallery Edinburgh, Scotland  3rd – 27th Oct 2018

Selected Exhibitions

2018 The National Gallery of Ireland, EALAÍN 2018, Pop-up event

2018  Fired Earth, The Scottish Gallery Edinburgh, Scotland – Trio Exhibition with Patricia Shone & Moyra Stewart

2017/2018 Touchstone, Irish Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition, Farmleigh Gallery Dublin & National Craft Gallery Kilkenny, Ireland

2017 Narratives in Making, Portfolio Critical Selection 2017/2018, The National Craft Gallery Kilkenny, Ireland & Ruthin Craft Centre Wales, UK

2016 Heritage & Diversity, East/West contemporary ceramics exhibition, Hanyang University Seoul, South Korea

2016 Finders and Keepers, Municipal Gallery, dir Lexicon, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland

2015 Delicate Matter, The Luan Gallery, Athlone, Ireland – Trio Exhibition with Karen Donnellan & Liz Nilsson

2015 Portfolio, Solomon Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

2015 Irish Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition, Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork, Ireland

2014 Generation, NCAD Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

2014 Centred, Irish Contemporary Ceramics, Farmleigh Gallery Dublin, Ireland

2013 Solo Exhibition, Rudolf Heltzel Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland

2013 Portfolio, RHA Dublin, Ireland

2013 Future Beauty, Critical Selection, The National Craft Gallery Kilkenny and Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin Ireland

2013 Icon, Brown Thomas, Dublin, Ireland

2013 Collect,The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

2013 Made on Monday, Block T, Dublin, Ireland

2012 Portfolio, RHA Dublin, Ireland

2011 Joint Exhibition with Magnhild Opdol, My Spot Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland

2011 TransFORM, Irish Contemporary Ceramics, Farmleigh Gallery Dublin, Ireland Millennium Court Arts Centre Portadown, Northern Ireland & The Source Arts Centre Thurles, Ireland

2010 Joint Exhibition with Sonja Landweer, The Peppercanister Gallery Dublin, Ireland