Press Archive Dungarvan Leader 12th June 2020
We had quite a few articles written about us last year
OBVARA FIRING TECHNIQUE by Jane Jermyn
I was very excited to see obvara featured on The Great Pottery Throw Down recently. I first heard about Obvara at a ceramics symposium in Belarus in 2009 – I found it fascinating and loved the immediate effects of this technique. I shared a few images of some of my obvara fired pieces...
THE LONG TALE OF CLAY pt 2- Jane Jermyn
“The Long Tale of Clay” Pt 2 was a continuation of an idea from 2017 when I organized the first exhibition for St Carthage’s Hall for Lismore Castle Arts. The show was due to run from mid-October till Christmas Eve, but due to a second lockdown we only managed 1 day before closing for 6 weeks!
MOSAICS – Joan Casey
I love the strong, vibrant colours of vitreous glass, mosaic tile! Much of my recent, functional work, for example, teapot stands and mirror frames are rendered in this medium. I also use glazed ceramic tile, which again comes in many colours. I break and cut this up to create very different mosaics to my functional pieces.
WHAT IS FELT? – Joan Casey
WHAT IS FELT? Felt is tangled wool or hair and felting is a natural process that occurs unaided by the human hand - just think of what happens to your hair if you don't brush it! The felt-maker takes this natural process and manipulates and refines it to create a strong, dense fabric that has many uses.