Nuala O'Donovan

Nuala O'Donovan is a sculptor who works mainly in porcelain. She trained at Middlesex University and the Crawford College of Art and Design in Cork Ireland, completing a Masters degree in 2008. She worked as a lecturer in design studio for a number of years and guest lecturer in Universities in Ireland and Israel. Her work forms part of the collection of the National Museum of Ireland and Ulster Museum in Northern Ireland and has been exhibited and published internationally. She is a member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors and Visual Artists Ireland.

I view teaching as a collaborative process where the teacher and the student combine their skills and knowledge to progress the work of the participants.

My work is inspired by the patterns and geometry of the natural world. I am interested in the narratives recorded by irregularities within patterns and the response of living organisms to random events. Scars and imperfections interest me more than perfection.

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