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For September

Porcelain, tulle and translucent thread
19.5 cm.
Photographer: Roland Paschhoff

'Spring' Porcelain Jennifer Hickey

Spring

Porcelain, tulle and translucent thread
Sphere 1: 4.5cm diameter
Sphere 2: 7cm diameter
Photographer: Muiris Mo

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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 2019-2020

Jennifer Hickey 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. 

Jennifer’s making process involves sewing wafer-thin parts of porcelain together or meticulously stitching them on to tulle. 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 roll out by hand, pierce and mark with a tool and fire to  1260°. 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

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

Selected Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions 
2013 
Solo Exhibition, Rudolf Heltzel, Kilkenny 
Group Exhibitions and Fairs 
2019
Surface Matters, Dublin Castle; Artesania Catalunya CCAM, Barcelona, Spain and National Design & Craft Gallery, Kilkenny 
2018 
Fired Earth, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland 
Best of Europe, Homo Faber, Venice, Italy 
The Miniaturists, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland 
EALAÍN, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin 
2017-2018 
Touchstone, Farmleigh Gallery Dublin and National Design & Craft Gallery, Kilkenny  
2017  
Narratives in Making, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny and Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales 
2016 
East and West, Seoul, South Korea  
2015 
Finders and Keepers, Municipal GalleryDublin  
PORTFOLIO @ Solomon: Ceramics, Solomon Fine Art, Dublin  
Centred, Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork; Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin  
2014
Generation, NCAD Gallery, Dublin  
2013 
PORTFOLIO, RHA, Dublin  
Future Beauty?, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny and Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin  
Icon, Brown Thomas, Dublin
 
Collect, Saatchi Gallery, London  
Made on Monday 3Block T, Dublin  
2012 
PORTFOLIO, RHA, Dublin 
2011 
TransFORM, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin; Millennium Court Arts Centre, Armagh; The Source Arts Centre, Tipperary 
2010
Winter Group Show, The Peppercanister Gallery, Dublin 
Made on Monday, The Complex, Smithfield, Dublin 
Summer Group Show, The Peppercanister Gallery, Dublin 
Sculpture in Context, National Botanic Gardens, Dublin 
Sonja Landweer and Jennifer Hickey, The Peppercanister Gallery, Dublin 
2008
Made on Monday, Broadstone Exhibition Space, Dublin

Contact Details:

Jennifer Hickey


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