While I have always been inspired by architecture and its multi-dimensional portrayal
of form, the inspiration for my work is in fact multifaceted and includes architecture,
space, memory and emotion. I work exclusively with porcelain as the intrinsic
characteristics of the material, its translucence and delicate paper-like quality enable
me to fully realise my concepts.
My work represents a relationship with space and how it shapes us, both physically
and emotionally. It also investigates the interrelationships between us and the
buildings we inhabit. The structures I make connect these ideas and in doing so, they
reflect on the human condition. I aim to pique the viewer’s curiosity, inviting them to
look beyond the surface where they may discover intimate spaces that
are, at first glance, hidden from view.
The fundamental basis of my work is drawn from my life journey; ultimately it
encompasses my personal interactions, experiences and observations.
Isobel Egan graduated in 2005 with a Masters of Arts, Design, Ceramics from the
National College of Art and Design, Dublin. She has received numerous awards for
her work including the Taylor Art Award from the Royal Dublin Society in 1999, the
Golden Fleece Award (merit) in 2006 and the Visual Art Bursary Award.
In 2006, Isobel Egan represented Ireland at the European Ceramics Context in
Bornholm, Denmark. Her work is in a number of permanent collections including
the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin and the Taipei County Yingge Ceramics