Having graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Ciara undertook a year-long internship at Glasgow Ceramics Studio between September 2018 – September 2019. This internship allowed her to expand upon her practice whilst offering her a space and the opportunity to seek advice in a professional working environment.
Ciara assisted makers in a variety of roles – helping to run classes, aid with mould making and slip-casting and firing kilns. As well as this, she oversaw the running of the Associate Membership Scheme, which involved managing the invoicing and scheduling of 15 part-time members.
Alongside this, Ciara developed her own craft practice. Her work focuses on pattern and colour, investigating coloured clay techniques using an expressive aesthetic. Her work can be distinguished through its use of bright colours and gold lustre.
Méabh is an Irish visual artist based in Glasgow. Having just graduated from the Glasgow School of Art’s Sculpture and Environmental Art department in 2019 she now works as an intern in the Glasgow Ceramic Studio.
Her work questions where objects come from and what objects mean; the processes, the crafts, the people and the stories behind them. By subtly or dramatically changing the materials of these objects she exposes and changes the narratives that they tell. The artist questions what is aesthetically beautiful and valuable by using her skill to cast objects in different roles; transforming ephemeral memories into crystallised objects, making the historical intimate and the scientific fallible.
Ishbel is a visual artist based in Glasgow. She worked with Glasgow Ceramics Studio for three months as part of a graduate internship, where she redesigned the website and branding of the studio. Ishbel also assisted in the development of future residency and internship opportunities, promoting communication throughout the artistic communities both in Scotland and internationally.
Ishbel’s own work concerns contemporary digital culture, working in painting, sculpture and digital media.