The coastline of Ireland has been a major source of inspiration in Grainne's work as a ceramic artist.
Over a lifetime, she has collected and recorded 'treasures' that inspire her practice, from weather eroded flottsam and indented stones, to vibrant seaweeds.
In recent years, her work has developed into specific themes that she explores and expands on through lim...ited edition series. There are unifying sources of inspiration that run through each body of work. Many of these influences relate to colour, pattern and the visual and tactile marks evident in Nature.
Grainne works with Porcelain and Stoneware clays and use layers of vibrant under glazes and slips to create interesting surface detail. She uses various techniques such as throwing and hand-building, to create her Sculptural forms and vessels.The coastline of Ireland has been a major source of inspiration in her work as a ceramic artist.