Kilkenny ceramicist Liselott Olofsson
Talented local artist Liselott Olofsson is currently exhibiting her work at Farmleigh Gallery in Dublin as part the Ceramics Ireland triennial series Land/Marks.
The exhibition which runs until October 31 celebrates the diverse range and breadth of contemporary ceramic work being created by makers of and from Ireland.
Land/Marks will feature works that explore and challenge the material clay, investigating its malleability and pushing its boundaries.
This will be evident through a variety of sculptural forms, functional vessels and installation-based works.
The independent expert panel of three selected 42 makers for this edition of the triennial series, which will celebrate the craftsmanship and skills of these contemporary practitioners.
A capsule of the exhibition will travel to Argillà Italia in September 2021.
Liselott is also showing her work at the Clay/Works at the Printworks in Dublin Castle which continues daily until August 29.
The work continues the theme of bearing witness to violence against women - a data visualisation of statistics taken from the Womens Aid Report of 2017.
“In creating this work I hope to start a conversation and gave space to talk freely about the issue,” said Liselott.
In 2018 Olofsson was selected for a two-month-residency in ‘Porcelain City’ Jingdezhen, China, that laid the groundwork for her 2019 exhibit ‘Bearing witness to violence against women’. Soon thereafter, she partook in a group exhibit in Vienna, Austria, with her two-piece ‘Material Earth’.
Beyond her own art practice, Olofsson actively engages in her (inter)national ceramics community as a committee member of Ceramics Ireland. Olofsson earned an honours degree in Ceramics from The National College of Art and Design (NCAD).
For more see www.liselottolofsson.com