Irish Glass - Tradition in Transition

A personal awakening to the beauty of glass.

I  recently attended Róisín’s lecture entitled Creating Allure. Her memories of linen and lace at her mother’s Martindale family in Kent resonated strongly as this is our experience with the many people we meet through the Headford Lace Project. I was taken with her concept of ‘Tradition can Transition’ and how this relates to to reimagining lace in a modern context. Our recent collaboration with print designer, Niamh Daniels, being particularly relevant here.

I decided to visit CAUTION! Fragile at Collin’s Barracks. 

When a traditional crafts person and an artist collide beautiful work can emerge. This is the case in the collaboration of glass artist Róisín de Buitléar, Artist in Residence, at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks and three Glass Masters, Fred Curtis, Greg Sullivan and Eamonn Hartley former employees of the Waterford Crystal Factory. The exhibition celebrates the the tradition of Irish glassmaking. The form of each individual piece, the patterns of light and shade, the reflections and colour all opened my mind to a new appreciation of glass.

CAUTION! Fragile is running until January 2019.

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