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 and Touchstone, Irish Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition, Farmleigh Gallery Dublin & National Craft Gallery Kilkenny, Ireland. 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. 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.

Current Exhibitions

Winter White, Taste Contemporary Gallery Geneva, Switzerland 7th - 21st Dec

The Miniaturists, The Scottish Gallery Edinburgh, Scotland  3rd Oct - 22 Dec

Selected Exhibitions

2018 Homo Faber, The Best of Europe, celebration of European craftsmanship Venice, Italy

EALAÍN 2018, The National Gallery of Ireland

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

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

Portfolio, Solomon Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

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

2014 Generation, NCAD Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

Centred, Irish Contemporary Ceramics, Farmleigh Gallery Dublin, Ireland

2013 Solo Exhibition, Rudolf Heltzel Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland

Portfolio, RHA Dublin, Ireland

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

Icon, Brown Thomas, Dublin, Ireland

Collect,The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

Made on Monday, Block T, Dublin, Ireland

2012 Portfolio, RHA Dublin, Ireland

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

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

The Peppercanister Gallery Dublin, Summer & Winter Exhibitions

Sculpture in Context, The National Botanic Gardens Dublin, Ireland

Selected Maker

Design & Crafts Council of Ireland – Irish Craft Portfolio, Critical Selection 2013-2014 & 2017-2018