Fallen II

Glass 600x1200x600mm dia
Photographer, Phillip Lauterbach


Fallen III

Glass, 480x300mm dia
Photographer, Phillip Lauterbach


Fallen II

Glass 600x1200x600mm dia
Photographer, Phillip Lauterbach


Caroline Madden

Caroline Madden produces sculptural objects and installations in glass. Inspired by natural forms, her work contrasts substances with a brief or delicate life, like saplings or rose petals, to less transient materials such as rock.

Madden’s recent work includes a collection entitled Glass birds in conversation. This work was made in response to a residency at Lough Boora Parklands in Co. Offaly. The pieces refer to the indigenous plants and wildlife of the Lough, and document the dialogue between maker and material in their creation. The work is made using deliberately labour intensive techniques that cannot be readily replicated by machine.

Madden received a Masters in Fine Art from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston in 1992. Madden also holds a PhD and currently lectures in glass at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin.


Lough Boora Sculpture in the Parklands
National Museum of Ireland
Ulster Museum, Belfast

Selected Awards

Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Selected by faculty of Jacksonville University


Selected Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions and Fairs

Illuminate: Contemporary Irish Glass, Kenny Gallery, Galway, Glass Divas, Jerpoint Gallery, Kilkenny
Engaging with Glass, Solstice Arts Centre, Navan
Through the Looking Glass, Chill Rialaig, Kerry
Craft in Context, Mason Hayes & Curran, Dublin
European Glass in Context, Art Museum at Bornholm, Denmark


Contact Details:

Caroline Madden
Annaduff, Drumsna
Co. Leitrim

T. +353 86 8495346
E. creativity.madden@gmail.com