Clay Work

About the Collection: I journeyed through working with clay for many years allowing the clay to direct my hands and also leaning on my Irish background.

Copper Work

About the Collection: I began to work in copper in honor of my father and the Kavanagh Family business. Over from Ireland in the 1850’s Joseph Kavangh started Joseph Kavanagh Coppersmiths.   The company has evolved and is currently run by my youngest sister and youngest brother. Working with copper has given me the opportunity to connect with my ancestry.

Pit Fired Porcelain

About the Collection: Porcelain is slaked down and cotton lint is added to the mix. This creates paper porcelain clay. The clay is pinched and formed into the sculptures. When dry it is bisque fired to cone 010. Then pit fired using copper oxides and some sea salt to create copper reds, the black is from absorbing the smoke and the white areas are the white of the porcelain. Pit firing is not an exact science so no two pieces have the same surface coloring.