Madeleine Dunne in new exhibition

23 February, 2015

Recent Work

Madeleine Dunne & John O'Mahony

28 February – 8 March 

Opening: 27 February at 6.30pm
Hazelhurst House, Monkstown, Co. Cork
Opening hours: 10am – 5pm


Madeleine Dunne studied ceramics at the Crawford College of Art & Design but in the last ten years she has used a diverse range of media including found objects, cast lead models from the 1930s-50s, bronze, linen, wire, paper and plaster.

My work can be a response to something very specific such as a line in a book that has struck a chord with me. At other times it is something more intuitive, an emotional response to recurrent themes such as death, or a reinforcement of my sense of place. Sometimes, quite simply, it is the sheer desire to make stuff out of loved materials.”


John O’Mahony is a self-taught craftsman of fine furniture, living in the Carrigaline area. He specializes in making sublimely simple, but well-designed pieces with an emphasis on clean, uncluttered lines. Among the exhibits will be a bench that is based on a Shaker settee in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Made in maple and cherry wood, John has given this piece a beautiful, understated curve by steaming and bending the hand-turned maple spindles.


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