sculpture in context 2016
Ceramic outdoor sculpture - Fauna or Flora? by Michelle Maher. Shown here at Sculpture in Context 2014 in The National Botanic Gardens, Dublin. The piece was inspired by orange peel fungi, sea slugs and lettuce coral, it was hand sculpted and modelled in a crank clay body and high fired in an electric kiln to 1260°C (Cone 8). www.ceramicforms.com

The Blarney Castle Award!

Ceramic water sculpture - 'Synthesis' by Michelle Maher. Shown here at Sculpture in Context 2016 at The National Botanic Gardens in Dublin. Inspired by Fungi and Coral forms, it was sculpted in my own grogged paper clay body and high fired in an electric kiln to Cone 8. www.ceramicforms.com
Ceramic water sculpture 'Synthesis' by Michelle Maher. Here is 'Synthesis' just before being loaded for the final glaze firing. This will be a dark red glaze after firing. Each bracket was sculpted individually. To be exhibited at Sculpture in Context 2016 at The National Botanic Gardens in Dublin. Inspired by fungi and coral forms, it was handmade in my own grogged paper clay body and high fired in an electric kiln to 1260°C (Cone 8). www.ceramicforms.com

Synthesis - Studio Process.

This summer I've been working on a new sculpture 'Synthesis'…
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Synthesis - Process Video.

This summer I'm working on a new sculpture 'Synthesis'…
#Repost from Instagram. Thanks to @ashleyoakes. Award winning ceramic water sculpture by Michelle Maher - Symmetry at Blarney Castle, Co. Cork. Inspired by Dahlia and Coral forms, it was sculpted in my own grogged paper clay body and high fired in an electric kiln. Symmetry is now part of the permanent collection at Blarney Castle. www.ceramicforms.com. Photo by Ashley Oakes Scott.
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Outdoor ceramic sculpture - Puffballs: From the inside out by Michelle Maher. This sculpture is inspired by the internal structure of Puffball fungi and seascapes from the Burren in Co. Clare. They were hand sculpted and modelled in a grogged stoneware clay body with volcanic glaze detail. Fired in an electric kiln to 1260°C (Cone 8). www.ceramicforms.com
Outdoor ceramic sculpture - Puffballs: From the inside out by Michelle Maher. This sculpture is inspired by the internal structure of Puffball fungi and seascapes from the Burren in Co. Clare. They were hand sculpted and modelled in a grogged stoneware clay body with volcanic glaze detail. Fired in an electric kiln to 1260°C (Cone 8). www.ceramicforms.com