Siobhán O’Sullivan’s Ouroboros Necklace takes cues from a Japanese iron vase, adorned with a dragon. ‘My aim was to make it as dynamically three-dimensional, minimal and flexible as possible, so it moves like a serpent,’ says O’Sullivan, whose neckpiece has been acquired for the museum’s collection. Deirdre Murphy’s pendants and earrings are inspired by the spiralling silver inlay of Indian bidriware, while Antonio Julio López Castro used a wooden box camera from the 1800s as the basis for a ceramic pinhole camera. ‘The personalities of the makers and their influences are both clear,’ says ceramics tutor Karen Morgan. InForm lives up to its name, shedding light on the past while revealing new talents and future making.
For more on ‘InForm’, visit the National Museum of Ireland website. The physical exhibition will begin when Covid-19 restrictions lift and the museum can reopen to the public.