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Rose

Porcelain and tulle, 12cm
Photographer, Peter Rowen

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Rose

Porcelain and tulle, 12cm
Photographer, Peter Rowen

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Rose

Porcelain and tulle, 12cm
Photographer, Peter Rowen

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Remain

Porcelain pieces and tulle, 130 x 25 x 15cm
Photographer, Rory Moore

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Remain

Porcelain pieces and tulle, 130 x 25 x 15cm
Photographer, Rory Moore

ceramics/ceirmeacht

Jennifer Hickey

Selected for PORTFOLIO: Critical Selection 2017-2018

Jennifer Hickey’s is drawn to the beauty and subtlety of the natural world. Themes of fragility, ephemerality and translucency are central to her work. Working with porcelain and bone china, her ceramic sculptural forms explore the discipline and delicacy demanded by those materials. The natural properties of clay are intrinsic to her completed pieces that often have an organic or sensual sense.

Hickey’s most recent body of work involves sewing wafer-thin parts of porcelain together or meticulously stitching them on to tulle. The physicality of the making process allows a different kind of consciousness to be expressed through the completed forms. As the pieces progress spatially, they gain in strength and energy from the repetition in their making.

 

  • I use mainly porcelain and bone china. The rituals of making, the physical rhythms, the process and time involved are all very important aspects of my practice.  It can take months to finish a piece. The work is made up of hundreds of wafer thin pieces that I have rolled out by hand, pierced and marked with a tool and fired to 1260 degrees. When the firing is finished, I hand sew each piece with translucent thread onto a fine tulle to create a larger sculptural form. I don’t use glaze at the moment because I love the purity and translucency of porcelain. 

 

Hickey graduated from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin in 2002 with a BDes in Ceramics. She is based in Dublin.

Collections

Office of Public Works, Ireland
Numerous private collections nationally and internationally


Selected Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2013  
Solo Exhibition – Rudolf Heltzel Gallery, Kilkenny Arts Week
2011
My Spot, Temple Bar, Dublin
Rupture, Temple Bar, Dublin

 

Group Exhibitions and Fairs

2017
Narratives in Making, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny
Touchstone, Irish Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin
2016
Heritage and Diversity, Invitational Ceramic Exhibition, Seoul, South Korea
2015
Delicate Matter,
The Luan Gallery, Athlone
Finders and Keepers, Municipal Gallery, dlr Lexicon, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
PORTFOLIO @ Solomon: Ceramics, Solomon Fine Art, Dublin
Centred, Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork; Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin
2014 
Generation
, NCAD Gallery, Dublin
Centred, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin
2013
Future Beauty?,
National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny; Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin
PORTFOLIO, RHA Gallery, Dublin
Icon, Brown Thomas, Dublin
Collect, Saatchi Gallery, London
Made on Monday 3, Block T, Dublin
2012
PORTFOLIO,
RHA Gallery, Dublin
2011
Rupture,
My Spot, Temple Bar, Dublin
TransFORM, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin; Millennium Court Arts Centre, Armagh; The Source Arts Centre, Tipperary
2010 
Sonja Landweer and Jennifer Hickey, The Peppercanister Gallery, Dublin
Winter Group Show, The Peppercanister Gallery, Dublin
Summer Group Show, The Peppercanister Gallery, Dublin
Sculpture in Context, National Botanic Gardens, Dublin
2008  
Made on Monday, Broadstone Exhibition Space, Dublin

 

Contact Details:

Jennifer Hickey


E. jennynihici@hotmail.com
www.jenniferhickey.com