Detail Porcelain, white silk cord, 100 year old cart wheel
Photographer, Andrew Standen-Raz



Installation space
Photographer, Kathleen Moroney


'Between The Past And The Future'

Porcelain, wood glass
Photographer, Peter Lee


'The Still Point Of The Turning World'

fired clay, glass suspended shelves, black rope, clock hands and motor
Photographer, Kathleen Moroney


'The Still Point Of The Turning World'

Fired clay, glass suspended shelves, black rope, clock hands and motor
Photographer, Kathleen Moroney


'When Shadows Exhale', Detail

Fired clay, vinyl records, black cord, porcelain, moving image, motors
Photographer, Andrew Standen-Raz


'When Shadows Exhale'

Fired clay, vinyl records, black cord, porcelain, moving image, motors
Photographer, Andrew Standen-Raz


Kathleen Moroney

Kathleen Moroney creates ceramic sculptures and installations, incorporating wood, glass, found objects and elements of moving image. Moroney’s practice is motivated by narrative, process and materials. The essence of an idea first appears through the repetitive act of rendering numbers of identical clay forms. In this way, concept and process evolve together, and the idea is translated into a visual language and brought to life.

Her recent work includes Anchored, an installation composed of a series of white porcelain birds and a 100-year-old cartwheel, connected with white silk cords. For Moroney, the interaction of form, space and gravity play a fundamental role in the realisation of this kind of work. The overall significance of an installation is contingent on its location and spatial possibilities, so that the idea continues to unfold in time and space.

Moroney graduated from Limerick College of Art and Design in 1995 with a BA in Ceramics, and went on to complete a Research Masters degree in Ceramics in 1998. She is currently undertaking a practice-led PhD through the University of Sunderland, UK.


Fule International Contemporary Ceramic Art Museum, Fuping, China
The Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art, Shigaraki, Japan
The National Museum of Ireland
The First Commercial Bank, Bloomington, MN, USA
Private collections, nationally and internationally

Selected Awards

2012 Research and Training Bursary, IADT (Institute of Art Design and Technology), Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
2011 Art Bursary: Culture Ireland, Clare County Council, Crafts Council of Ireland
2010 Art Bursary: Clare County Council Arts Office; Crafts Council of Ireland, Arts Council Dublin, IADT College, Dublin
2009 Travel and Training Grant, awarded by the Arts Council of Ireland
2007 Research and Travel Grant, Crafts Council of Ireland

Selected Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2008 Between the Past and Future, Augsburg College, MN, USA, Second Generation, The Tulla Stables Studios, Co. Clare
2006 Nesting Ground, The Christiansen Center Gallery, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, USA
2005 Opened Ground, Contemporary Art, Williamsburg, USA

Group Exhibitions and Fairs

2012/2013 Bricks in the Rain, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin; Wandesford Quay, Cork; Univeristy of Ulster Gallery, Belfast
2011 Irish Contemporary Art in China, Fule International Contemporary Ceramic Museum, Fuping, China, Tulla Studios Group Exhibition, Glor Arts Centre, Ennis, Co. Clare
2010 Invited Artist Exhibit, The Institute of Ceramic Studies, Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Japan
2007 SOFA Chicago, USA, Jerome Award Alumni Group Exhibition, The Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, USA 
2006  Jerome Award Exhibition, The Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, USA

Contact Details:

Kathleen Moroney

E. moroneykath@gmail.com