News | Róisín de Buitléar

By: Róisín De Buitléar  05/12/2011
Keywords: glass, craft, Glass Studio

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Adornment

An Exhibition of Photography and Jewellery at Designworks Studio, Cornmarket, Cork, opens September 22nd 2011. Featuring The Urban warrior collection of Jewellery by Tuula Harrington in collaboration with Róisín de Buitléar. Also featuring jewellery by Rachel Swan, Ger Breslin, Sam Lafford, Mette O Connor, Christina Brosnan, Seamus Gill, and Derek Mc Garry, with photography by Agata Stoinska. Concept and art direction by Eddie Shanahan.

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

September 12th – 15th Róisín de Buitléar takes part in GLASS IS TOMORROW, a European network for the promotion of high level craft and design in contemporary glassmaking. Nuutjäravi, Finland.

First workshop – 12-15 September 2011 – Nuutajärvi Finland

Pro Materia is proud to present its latest project, supported by the Culture (2007-2013) Programme of the European Union

HOW? 3 workshops
WHEN? 12-15 September 2011 (FI), 30 January-3 February 2012 (CZ) and 9-18 July 2012 (FR)
WHERE? Nuutajärvi glass village (FI), Prague (CZ) and Meisenthal (FR)
WHO? Each workshop hosts 5 tandems of designers and glass makers
WHAT? Co-creation of around thirty prototypes of utilitarian glass objects within a theme
RESULT? A reference publication, video documentary and photographic portfolio by James Bort () in combination with a touring exhibition in Europe
PARTNERS?
BE: Pro Materia 
FI: Iittala 
CZ: VERREUM 
FR: Centre International d’Art Verrier 
UK: Vessel Gallery 

Pro Materia is proud to present its latest project, supported by the Culture (2007-2013) Programme of the European Union

HOW? 3 workshops
WHEN? 12-15 September 2011 (FI), 30 January-3 February 2012 (CZ) and 9-18 July 2012 (FR)
WHERE? Nuutajärvi glass village (FI), Prague (CZ) and Meisenthal (FR)
WHO? Each workshop hosts 5 tandems of designers and glass makers
WHAT? Co-creation of around thirty prototypes of utilitarian glass objects within a theme
RESULT? A reference publication, video documentary and photographic portfolio by James Bort () in combination with a touring exhibition in Europe
PARTNERS?
BE: Pro Materia 
FI: Iittala 
CZ: VERREUM 
FR: Centre International d’Art Verrier 
UK: Vessel Gallery 

Stackability workshop in Finland

(Image: Flower vase, Aino & Alvar Aalto for Iiitala, New York World’s Fair, 1939)

The first GLASS IS TOMORROW workshop, focusing on the theme ’stackability’, will take place from 12 till 15 September 2011 in the Nuutajärvi Glass Village in Finland in collaboration with Iittala.

The following glass makers and designers will participate in this first workshop:
Jeremy Wintrebert (FR)    
Heikki Viinikainen (FI)   
Antoine Brodin (FR)    
Róisín de Buitléar (IR)   
Matteo Gonet (CH)    
Sara Hulkkonen (FI)   
Hubert Verstraeten (B)   
Rony Plesl (CZ)    
Tadeas Podracky (CZ)   
Cecilie Manz (DK)   
Alfredo Häberli (CH)   
Lucie Koldova (CZ)   
Dan Yeffet (ISR)    
James Bort (video/photo) (F)  

Glass is Tomorrow is curated by Pro Materia, supported by organizing partners Iittala, Verreum, CIAV and Vessel Gallery. The project enjoys the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union and of its associated partners Fabrica, Secondome, Gallery S. Bensimon, Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, La Cristallerie Saint-Louis and Klaus K Hotel.

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

The National Museum of Ireland purchases Time Spent for National Collection as part of the joint purchase scheme with the Crafts Council of Ireland

This piece is a homage to the heritage of Irelands lacemakers. In the 1830’s young women aged between 11 and 14 financially supported their families by making lace pieces in lace schools from 6am – 6pm each day.

The engraving is an interpretation of a tambour wedding veil from the Rowe collection, which has been engraved using a drawing style, catching the light as it might fall in a drawing of the lace but imitating the actual stitches which were intricate and varied in pattern throughout. It is in the cast shadow of this piece that the spirit of the work is captured.

Currently on view at the Museum of Decorative Arts, Collins Barracks, Dublin.

Title : Time spent, Limerick lace series,
Photo credit Mike Kay
Year of creation, 2009
Dimensions, 340mm x 300mm x 600mm
Materials and techniques used. Blown glass, diamond point engraving

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Craft Master: Tuesday 6th September 7pm RTE one. Big Mountain Productions.
Programme one; HOT GLASS
Filmed on location at The Irish Handmade Glass Company, Kite Design studios, Henrietta st Waterford.

In the first programme of a new series ‘Craft Master’ three apprentices mentored by Róisín de Buitléar, are coming to terms with designing, blowing and producing exhibition standard pieces in one week. Filmed on location in the glass studios of the Irish handmade Glass Company, Henrietta st, Waterford. Craft Master takes three apprentices, Anne Marie Hayes, Aoife Soden and Sinéad Brennan, through a gruelling week of design and production in the hot glass workshop. For one of them it is their first experience of handling hot glass.

The apprentices faced many challenges in the short time allowed to produce prototypes and finished pieces suitable for exhibition. The apprentices worked with molten glass to produce their specific design under the watchful eye of their mentor, hundreds of visiting tourists and expert craftsmen.

Glass blowing and hot glass sculpting are difficult and challenging skills to master. In the past Ireland was a world leader in the production of handblown glass. Learning to expertly manipulate liquid glass at temperatures of 1100 degrees centigrade, takes many hundreds of hours of practise, great stamina and intense concentration on coordinating movement of the body and material. In glass factory training it takes at least 7 years, to become a master blower.

Developing innovative design ideas in glass while dealing with intense heat, physical demands and the vulnerability of the material, are only some of the challenges the apprentices faced during the making of this programme.

Airing on RTE one at 7pm on Tuesday 6th September 2011 watch how this beautiful material is manipulated and coaxed into three very different solutions by three very lively and talented women.

http://www.rte.ie/tv/craftmaster/

http://www.theirishhandmadeglasscompany.com/?goal=contents&mode=aboutus

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Friday, July 29th, 2011

The origins of the National Museum of Ireland (NMI) date to the foundation of its forerunner the Dublin Science and Art Museum in 1877. At that time and up until the early twentieth century acquisition of contemporary applied arts, both national and international was an important aspect of collecting. This situation changed on Irish Independence in 1922, and from that decade on the collections policy of the museum turned almost exclusively to that of historical collecting of Irish decorative and applied arts.

Irish Contemporary Craft Collection

In recent years this situation has changed, and the NMI has again been in a position to acquire contemporary Irish material for the national collection. Outside of the National Museum’s own budget, there is a joint purchase fund with the Crafts Council of Ireland since 2004, which has significantly helped in establishing an Irish contemporary craft collection held at Collins Barracks.

  1. Two pieces from the colection by Róisín de Buitléar will be on view, Lios na ng – purchased 2007  and Time spent – purchased 2011.
Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Irish Wave 3
A series of visual arts events in Beijing & Shanghai to celebrate Ireland’s presence in China.
Irish Wave aims to enable the people of Beijing to gain insight into contemporary Irish Culture, to portray the diversity and global aspect of ‘Irishness’, to inspire them to visit Ireland and to investigate our heritage. A series of exhibitions & installations across a broad spectrum of themes at venues will be held. These will be accessible to the widest and most diverse possible section of the Beijing & Shanghai communities. In particular focussing on women artists to highlight the inequality of opportunity which exists for them in China and to raise the profile of female practitioners generally.

‘ Bag’ co -curated by Fion Gunn with Zheng Xuewu

‘Bag’ is a multi-media, interactive exhibition of artworks made by contemporary artists on the theme of ‘BAG’. The exhibition will be embedded in retails outlets which sell bags thereby combining fine art & commerce and actively creating new audiences for 21st century creativity.

This collaborative Irish/Chinese installation exhibition will explore the iconography of the ‘BAG’ in our cultures in an often playful and experimental way.

The exhibition will comprise an ‘art trail’ throughout the Mall where individual artworks are displayed in the midst of the various franchises and will lead to the central exhibition space where the rest of the artworks will be featured.

It is anticipated that the selected artists will produce a wide range of artefacts, installations and performances. The project is flexible and the artworks are curated in a site specific and appropriate way.

Underpinning BAG is the recognition that art and commerce can make their peace and promote subtle and complex messages which enhance their own values and make for sustainable creative enterprise

Bag will be fully documented & filmed by Jane Clegg.The IRISH WAVE documentary will be screened in the main atrium of the Mall.

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Róisín has been awarded a commission to make a sculpture for the new Sensory Garden at Áras an Úachtaráin, the official residence of the President of Ireland located in the Phoenix park Dublin. The Glass and steel sculpture is due for completion in September 2011.

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

6 August – 1 September 2011 at The Kenny Gallery.
Liosbán Retail Park, Tuam Road, Galway.
www.thekennygallery.ie

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Jerpoint invites “Hot Glass Divas” to exhibit during Kilkenny Arts Festival.

Jerpoint Glass and the “Hot Glass Divas” mark “Year of Craft” from August 4th to August 31st at the Glass Attic Gallery at Jerpoint Glass Studio with their exciting exhibition and glass demonstrations that celebrates women’s contribution to hot glassmaking in Ireland.

One of the unique and exciting characteristics of the Irish art-glass industry is that female artists dominate it. To highlight this distinctive feature of Irish glassblowing, Jerpoint have exclusively invited Irish women working in hot glass to exhibit their work in their exhibition entitled “Hot Glass Divas”.

The group of Irish women set to display their work this summer represent both established and up-and-coming artists, including internationally renowned glassblower Róisín de Buitléar, Seattle based fine-artist Paula Stokes and Karen Donnellan, who is gaining a reputation for her intricate glass forms. The exhibition will include vessels, bowls, sculpture and free forms that illustrate innovative techniques in glassblowing for example layering colour upon colour and appliqué to hot glass.

Glassblowing is a most exciting spectacle! During the Festival visitors can experience first hand some of Ireland’s most innovative glass artists, including Lucinda Robertson and Caroline Madden perform their magic in the hot glass studio in specially arranged glassblowing demonstrations that will run alongside the visual arts display in the Glass Attic Gallery.

“For over thirty years, Jerpoint have specialised in making beautiful handmade pieces in hot glass. It is especially fitting that our Arts Festival exhibition for “Year of Craft” reflects our hot glass tradition while celebrating contemporary glass artists in Ireland today, who all happen to be women!” said Sally Leadbetter of Jerpoint Glass.

The Glass Attic Gallery is located at Jerpoint Glass Studio, Stoneyford, Co Kilkenny. Jerpoint Glass, a family business, produces a wide range of exclusive hand-made glass, which is available at the Studio or select stores nationwide.

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Engaging with Glass: Exhibition and Symposium
7th June – 16 July 2011

Engaging with Glass: Exhibition, presents a selection of contemporary glass artwork from Irish artists working at home and abroad. Following an international call for submissions, glasswork was selected for the exhibition by Dr. Audrey Whitty, Curator of Ceramics, Glass and Asian collections at the National Museum of Ireland and Tina Oldnow, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Glass at the Corning Museum of Glass, New York, USA. The exhibition features 72 pieces by 41 artists.

Róisín de Buitléar is showing at Engaging with glass The Solstice Gallery Navan.

Gallery opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 4pm. Admission Free. For further information visit www.solsticeartscentre.ie Tel. +353 46 9092300

Keywords: Attic Gallery, craft, Exhibition Of Photography, glass, Glass Studio,

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Exhibition | Róisín de Buitléar

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