Irish Contemporary Ceramics Collection a joint project between Limerick School of Art and Design (LIT) and the Hunt Museum, Limerick. This year sees three new additions to the Irish Contemporary Ceramics Collection (ICCC).
Pictured at he event in the Hunt Museum, Limerick was contributing artist Ingrid Murphy, originally from Cork with her father Brendan Murphy whom her piece "A Day at the Hunt' was inspired by a visit to the Hunt Museum with her father.
The artists were selected by a panel of representatives from the Hunt Museum, the Ceramics programme, Limerick School of Art and Design, Design and Crafts Council of Ireland and Ceramics Ireland.
Work by Ingrid Murphy, Katharine West and Cormac Boydell will join this all-island collection. Boydell, based in Allihies, is known for his original and experimental handling of clay. He describes his use of imagery as born out of the rugged coastal environment in which he lives and the history and myth of this land. Murphy, originally from Cork, has lived and worked in Wales since 1990 and her work carries a sense of irony rarely seen among Irish-based artists. West is a sculptor based in Galway. Her work, both subtle and sensitive, responds to landscape and the human body in non-obvious ways.
Now in its second year, it is envisioned that this joint project between Limerick School of Art and Design (LIT) and the Hunt Museum, Limerick, where the collection is housed, will grow annually to reflect the richness, diversity and creativity of contemporary Irish ceramic practice. Picture: Alan Place