Míde Quinlan-Reddin | Shoreline Treasures
Opening Reception: Friday 8th July, 7 – 9pm
Míde’s work is heavily influenced by nature, in particular the sea. On her regular walks along the beaches of Wicklow she draws inspiration from the organic forms she observes on the coastal shoreline – birds, rippling water, shells and the many varieties of seaweed. These marine influences are at the centre of her work which comprises a combination of ceramics and glass.Míde Quinlan-Reddin is an artist based in Co. Wicklow. Working from her studio in Bray she creates both sculptural and functional clay/glass artwork. Having trained in Ireland, France and Scotland she received her BA in Ceramic Design from the Glasgow School of Art. Her work has been exhibited in galleries throughout Ireland, the UK and France, in both solo and group exhibitions and select craft fairs. Her work can also be found in private collections across Europe and the Americas.
- In her ceramic work, she uses porcelain and stoneware clays; some of her work is formed on the wheel; other work she prefers to build by hand.
- For her glass art, she initially fires powders and glass sheets together and then reforms them in the kiln to craft her final pieces.
- She brings a vibrancy to her work through her unique decorating techniques and her bold use of colour.
Since her last solo exhibition in the Signal in 2013, Míde has continued to challenge herself seeking new ways to expand her creativity. It will be most interesting to view her latest body of work and to see how both she and her work have evolved in the last nine years.