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Directory Maker of the Week: Edmond Byrne

Edmond Byrne's show, Metameric: Colour as Fiction is on at Flow Gallery until 4 November

Our Directory Maker of the Week, Edmond Byrne, talks to us about getting into making, what inspires him and his favourite part of the making process.

As well as having his own solo show at Flow Gallery, Edmond Byrne is also featuring in the current issue of Crafts magazine.

Who or what got you into making?

Making is an integral part of the human experience, from exercising our kinaesthetic intelligence to flow psychology, mastering a material is empowering because it allows us to affect the world around us; rather than being consumers we can be creators. Making gets us using our minds and bodies in synergy. A dialogue takes place between material, tool and hand which has been played out since the beginning of civilisation.

Could you please tell us a bit about your work?

For my latest show at Flow Gallery I've made blown glass vessels which explore how colours can be obscure and undefined. It examines the metameric phenomenon; where different colours can appear the same to the human eye depending on the quality of light and the surrounding colours. Glass is particularly sensitive to this because its transparent, so light has great influence on it.

What are your inspirations?

Generally, how we engage with objects and materials, as makers and as an audience. 

What is your favourite part of the making process?

For over twenty years I've developed an intimate, tacit understanding of the material, how it behaves, moves and forms, both in its molten state through glassblowing and in its solid state by cutting and polishing. Pushing the material to its limits and discovering new ways of making is fun!

What are you working on right now?

I've just completed the finishing touches to my show Metameric: Colour as Fiction which opens from the 15th Sep to 4th Nov at Flow Gallery. After that I'm starting an exciting collaboration with Metalsmith Adi Toch.

View Edmond Byrne's Directory profile

Want to find out more about Edmond Byrne's work? Read his article in the current issue of Crafts magazine

Visit Metameric: Colour as Fiction at Flow Gallery until 4 November 2017

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