Eleanor Swan. b.1959, lives in Newbridge, Co Kildare,Ireland.
Eleanor graduated from NCAD (National College of Art and Design, Dublin) in 2006 with BDes (Ceramics) 1st Class Hons and an MA in Design (Ceramics) in 2010.
She is a passionate ceramic artist and has a successful practice working full time from her studio at Russborough House, Blessington, Co Wicklow, Ireland.
‘My ceramic practice covers a variety of issues that are of interest to me, from a current social commentary on topical issues to an exploration of ceramics for our senses.
Clay, for me, provides endless possibilities to explore how we exist, react and live in our world today. I have found that my work often results in a dialogue on issues that many are slow to comment on.’
Eleanor has exhibited nationally and internationally and has work in many public and private collections in Ireland and abroad including New Taipei City Yingge Ceramic Museum, Taiwan (2016, 2014), IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art) (2013), The Museum of Decorative Arts, Dublin (2010, 2006), The National Porcelain Museum, Riga Latvia (2009), Ceramic Museum, Jingdzehn, China (2007), and the OPW (Office of Public Works) Dublin (2006).
Submission for ArtPrize10, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA