To coincide with the Wexford Opera Festival, BRAVURA 2018 will open on Saturday 13th October at 12.30pm. This group show, curated by Mary Gallagher, will present work in clay, glass and metal by Irish and international makers, alongside tapestries by four Irish artists. The guest speaker will be Susan Holland, exhibition and programme curator with the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland.
The three featured ceramic artists are exhibiting in the gallery for the first time. Julie Ayton makes functional porcelain work in classic shapes but with a contemporary twist. Katharina Klug also uses porcelain to create strikingly colourful functional pieces. Paul Maloney from Wexford is well known for his table ware. BRAVURA 2018 will mark a return by him to one-off hand decorated earthenware platters and vessels.