Antler Bowl Luminous Shadow, Detail

Uranium glass, 350 x 330 x 100mm
Photographer, Eva Walsh


Nine Wolves, Detail

Uranium glass wolf jaws and 5 cast beeswax wolf jaws painted gold, a tree stump and
ultraviolet light, 500 x 500 x 580mm
Photographer, Eva Walsh


Nine Wolves, Detail

Uranium glass wolf jaws and 5 cast beeswax wolf jaws painted gold, a tree stump and
ultraviolet light, 500 x 500 x 580mm
Photographer, Eva Walsh


Eva Walsh

Eva Walsh creates sculptures of natural forms from kiln-cast uranium glass, lead and beeswax. Inspired by fairy tales, Walsh is particularly interested in the use of wild animals to symbolise aspects of human behaviour. Her work responds to the warning tone and unambiguous moral perspective of these stories, in which good and bad, right and wrong are clearly pitted against one another.

Walsh uses the lost-wax method to produce her glass objects. She starts by taking moulds of animal remains, such as jaw bones, tail bones and antlers. From these moulds, wax casts are created, and the wax model is then altered to form a vessel in which the glass is cast. The uranium glass pieces are designed to glow in ultraviolet light, and are best displayed in installation in darkened conditions. In the glowing vessels, Walsh aims to evoke the lingering presence of the animal, and to awaken in the viewer an awareness of the duality of human nature through the contrast between light and dark.

Walsh graduated from the Dublin Institute of Technology with a BA in Fine Art in 2003. She went on to study at the Edinburgh College of Art, attaining a BA in Glass in 2010.

Selected Awards

2012 Shortlisted for European Glass Context 2012, The Royal Danish Academy School of Design, Bornholm, Denmark
2012 Sculpture Workshop Residency and Bursary, Fire Station Artists’ Studios, 9/11 Lower Buckingham Street, Dublin
2010 Shortlisted for Stanislav Libensky Award, Prague Gallery of Czech glass, Czech Republic
2010 Awarded with the Scottish Glass Society Prize ‘Best Glass Work in Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show’
2010 Shortlisted for Royal Dublin Society National Crafts Competition
2010 Shortlisted for Future Makers Award, Crafts Council of Ireland
2005 Travel and Mobility Award received from the Irish Arts Council

Selected Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2010 Lifeforce, Department of Zoology, The University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Group Exhibitions and Fairs

2012 European Glass Context 2012, New Talent, Grønbechs Gaard, Bornholm, Denmark, Engaging With Glass, Traver Gallery, Seattle, Washington, USA; Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, Co. Meath
2011 Art Trail, Hunter’s Moon Festival, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim, Prague Gallery of Czech Glass, Prague, Czech Republic
2010 Stanislav Libensky Award 2010, Prague Castle, Czech Republic, Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show, Scotland
2009 Klauzura, Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design, Prague, Czech Republic, Midpoint, Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland

Contact Details:

Eva Walsh
47 South Parade, Flat 2

T. +353 874156226
E. glasstring@gmail.com