Nuala O'Donovan is a sculptor who works mainly in porcelain. She
trained at Middlesex University and the Crawford College of Art and
Design in Cork Ireland, completing a Masters degree in 2008. She
worked as a lecturer in design studio for a number of years and
guest lecturer in Universities in Ireland and Israel. Her work
forms part of the collection of the National Museum of Ireland and
Ulster Museum in Northern Ireland and has been exhibited and
published internationally. She is a member of the Royal British
Society of Sculptors and Visual Artists Ireland.
I view teaching as a collaborative process where the teacher and the student combine their skills and knowledge to progress the work of the participants.
My work is inspired by the patterns and geometry of the natural world. I am interested in the narratives recorded by irregularities within patterns and the response of living organisms to random events. Scars and imperfections interest me more than perfection.