Ceramicist Thomas Wollen, winner of this year’s North Tipperary County Council Solo Exhibition award, opened his award-winning show at Nenagh Civic Offices on Thursday, June 6.
The exhibition, 52.... For a Little While, features a range of work from from flora and fauna to the human face. Thomas is the sixth recipient of the award, which aims to support the development and promotion of new work by North Tipperary artists.
Mayor Michael O’Meara, who introduced the work, outlined how initiatives such as the solo exhibition award highlight the range and quality of artistic practice in the county and praised the “very unique voice of the artist evident in all aspects of the exhibition”.
May Casey, who officially opened the exhibition, spoke of the way in which the artist extracts beauty and simplicity from complex natural structures and of the processes of Raku, a 16th century Japanese technique used by Mr Wollan, who is based at the Black Studio in Cloughjordan.
The exhibition runs until July 12 from 9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday., an dadmission is free.
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