The ceramic space at the Leitrim Design House is bursting with vibrant colour this autumn with a stunning showcase of ceramics by award winning artist Ann-Marie Robinson. Ann-Marie’s creations are highly collectible and instantly recognisable. Her pots are all distinctly individual and are all hand built and hand decorated. It’s difficult to imagine that they begin as a round or flat simple piece of earthenware clay! When Ann-Marie works her magic, these pieces of clay transform. Through a playful approach, she brings these colourful characters to life as they take on the form of teapots, animals, bowls and figures. These one-off pieces are one of the most colourful examples of Irish ceramic art today. The artist’s enthusiasm and passion for the material she works with comes through; ‘Clay constantly amazes me, its versatility, plasticity and its ability to transform from a piece of mud to a smooth, shining piece of art’.
Ann-Marie gained an honours degree in ceramics from the University of Ulster in 1982 and has been creating pots ever since. This award winning artist has worked on many prestigious private collections including those of former Irish President Mary Robinson, Senator George Mitchell, Mary Peters OBE, and the late Dr Mo Mowlam and. Her work can also be seen in the Ulster Museum, the National Museum of Ireland and the public collection of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Ann Marie been featured many times in art journals such as the Ceramic Review, Irish Arts Review and most recently in the best of Irish Ceramic Sculpture publication.
Ann-Marie has also worked on many public art commissions including at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast and the Causeway Hospital, Coleraine. She has been teaching ceramics and arts for many years with different groups. Ann-Marie has exhibited widely throughout the UK, USA and Germany and today divides her time between making pots and looking after her three children.
Ann-Marie’s quirky and contemporary ceramics make a perfect gift for all ages and occasions. Should you wish to invest in a unique piece from this collection or indeed any of our collections of Irish art we are happy to take deposits on any gifts which may be paid off over a number of weeks. This is terrific way to manage and spread out your Christmas shopping costs without compromising on quality.
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