Invitation to Exhibition in the Olivier Cornet Gallery

‘2012-2022, a decade of exhibitions at the Olivier Cornet Gallery’, an anniversary group show at the gallery this Winter

This show includes feltwork by our member Annika Berlund.

It is open till the 22nd of February.

15 December 2022 – 22 February 2023

‘2012-2022, a decade of exhibitions at the Olivier Cornet Gallery’

A Winter group show curated by Olivier Cornet and his interns Lisa Brero and Mary Rose Porter

with special thanks to our volunteers Genevieve Rust and Natalia Sikora.

Featuring work by Annika BerglundAisling ConroyHugh CumminsMary A. FitzgeraldJordi ForniésConrad FrankelDavid FoxClaire HalpinNickie HaydenEoin Mac LochlainnMiriam McConnon, Seán Mulcahy, Sheila NaughtonYanny PettersKelly Ratchford, Freda Rupp, Vicky Smith and Susanne Wawra

Launch of the show: Thursday 15 December, 6pm at the Olivier Cornet Gallery. 

The gallerist will be in conversation with Mary Pavlides, Chairwoman of the Contemporary Irish Art Society (CIAS).

Availability of the show: Tuesdays to Sundays at the gallery. 

The exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Rosemarie and Seán Mulcahy.

A slideshow featuring photos of key moments in the life of the gallery will also be viewable during the course of the exhibition.

Each work is accompanied by notes which you can read at the gallery, or here by clicking on ‘About the work’ below.

Due to popular demand, the show has been extended to run until the 22nd of February 2023 (instead of the 15th of February as announced initially).

The Olivier Cornet Gallery is delighted to present this anniversary exhibition

This year the Olivier Cornet Gallery celebrated 10 years in business. From its first gallery space in the Wooden Building in Temple Bar, through a tenure at 5 Cavendish Row, to its current location at 3 Great Denmark Street, the gallery has had the pleasure of hosting many solo and thematic art exhibitions. Its anniversary group show, ‘2012 – 2022, a decade of exhibitions at the Olivier Cornet Gallery’, will feature a selection of works by our currently represented artists and members of our AGA group. The show will also include work by two artists who have passed, namely the painter Seán Mulcahy (1926-2018) and the ceramicist Freda Rupp (1946-2019).

The exhibition proposes to show works that have marked important milestones in the life of the gallery and/or the career of the artists. Some stand out group exhibitions, referenced in the show, would include ‘A Terrible Beauty’ (2014), ‘Hopscotch’ (2015), ‘2°C’ (2017), presented at the VUE Art Fairs (RHA Dublin) – and our annual Bloomsday exhibitions. Sometimes described as ‘intriguing’ or ‘innovative’, these exhibitions have often challenged our perception of contemporary art in Ireland. 

Featuring works from solo exhibitions by established artists such as Claire Halpin, Eoin Mac Lochlainn, Miriam McConnon and Yanny Petters, ‘2012-2022…’ will also reflect on the ways in which art can help us ask relevant questions, meditate on the state of affairs in the current epoch, empathize with -and relate to- each other and negotiate our way forward in these challenging times. 

For this exhibition, the gallerist has invited his two current interns, namely Mary Rose Porter and Lisa Brero, to assist him in curating and documenting the works: Each piece indeed will be accompanied by a text -accessible through QR codes- providing some background information about the work. 

Through this exhibition, visitors will also be able to see the many collaborations* the gallery has pursued over the years: guest speakers for the vernissages, guest co-curators, special collaborations such as the one with the art historian and story teller Jean Ryan, the many interventions from the world of the words: poets and organisations such as Fighting Words for instance, and the world of music through our events for Culture Night.

For the launch the gallery has invited Mary Pavlides, chairwoman of the Contemporary Irish Art Society, who will chat with Olivier about the OCG’s first decade and the works he chose for this exhibition. The exhibition will launch on the 15th of December 2022 and run until the 22nd of February 2023. 

The exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Rosemarie and Seán Mulcahy.


Sculpture in Context 2022 – part 2

The weather is a bit miserable at the moment, but there should be lovely crisp days ahead as we head into early autumn.

The National Botanic Gardens are magnificent this time of year, and for the month of September you can combine visiting the gardens with a treasure hunt for exciting sculptures all over the place, indoors and outdoors.

About Sculpture in Context

Sculpture in Context was established in 1985 to raise the profile of sculpture in Ireland and provide a platform for artists outside the normal gallery context. It is a not-for-profit organisation run by sculptors. The exhibition has been staged in the National Botanic Gardens since 2002.

Sculpture in Context promotes artists and creates opportunities for practicing artists to exhibit their works in a wider public arena. The organisation has provided much needed opportunities for Irish and non-Irish sculptors in Ireland.


Exhibition: Sculpture in Context

Location: National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin

Dates: 1 September – 7 October 2022

Times: Mon-Fri 10:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-18:00.

Admission: Free. Group tours of the Gardens and the Exhibitions will be available for booking through Eventbrite

Website: Botanic Gardens

This year even more feltmakers are exhibiting so congrats to all and make sure to go visit!

As there are quite a number of feltmakers included there are two blog posts covering the exhibiting artists. This is the second blog post. Artists are listed in the order we have received information. If you have not been asked for details but are exhibiting in Sculpture in Context, please contact us as there are so many artists involved that we may have missed someone. This second blog covers the work of Carmen Garcia, Astrid Tomrop-Hofmann, Juliane Gorman and Claire Merry. Claire is a long time member of Feltmakers Ireland so we have included her piece here even if it isn’t made of felt.

What does Home feel like? by Carmen Garcia

This piece was made in response to the stories coming to us from the war in Ukraine. I wanted it to represent the pain, to be visceral, to be felt.

I used the dissonance between the homely, earthy slipper, that resonates with “cosy” and “safe” and the intense red of the exposed arteries and veins which resonates with life, but also with blood and violence.

However, what I am really interested in, is the feeling people experience while looking at it. Either having read the title or not.

What does Home feel like – Carmen Garcia

The Glow Worms Nest by Astrid Tomrop-Hofmann

The materials, shapes, structures and colours of my native surroundings provide inspiration for my creation. Working with different raw wool types ( unwashed and uncarded fleece loosened by hand ) fascinates me. 

This piece embodies warmth, softness, protection and comfort. The upright rods radiate decisiveness and togetherness, all the while surrounded by organic matter. 

I love to explore working with silk, recycled materials, paper, rich colours and texture combinations . I employ a variety of techniques to create my work and find joy and share it! 

Felting for me is diving into a world of unlimited opportunities. The dialogue with the material wool and the interaction of art and craft, and thereby the implementation of a millennium old technique, captivates me.

The Glow Worms Nest by Astrid Tomrop-Hofmann

Perpetual Felt by Juliane Gorman

Usually, I create whimsical wet-felted hats. However, for Sculpture in Context, I wanted to explore installations.

As I wandered through the gardens in winter, the ancient, naked stems of the Wisteria Chain Tent caught my eye. I found it unbelievable that this organic structure was so large that it almost was a building! Did it feel embarrassed not to have leaves? And what about its cascading blossoms? They would only exist for a few weeks.

My twirling purple pods are an attempt to adorn this quirky location.

There are spiralling, felted cords on each pod made from locally-raised Romney wool. My supplier for this material is Natural Wool Ireland. (  Although the bulk of the fibre used in the pods is Merino and sadly not Irish-raised. Nonetheless, this wool is also sustainable because all sheep are shorn annually. 

Perpetual Felt by Juliane Gorman

Fly Me To The Moon by Claire Merry

I refer to myself as an ‘Art Butterfly’, as I have had great fun and satisfaction in playing with different media. It gives me great pleasure to try out something new and working with proven techniques from previous works.

I have worked with textiles, clays and principally for the last fourteen years with handmade felt. This piece is based on a previous much smaller one, so resizing it was a nice challenge. I love steampunk style, so I have teamed up the hot air balloon with the penny-farthing bicycle, to deliver flowers to the moon on slow power

Fly Me To The Moon by Claire Merry

Sculpture in Context 2022 – part 1

It is that time of year again! Dublin’s Botanic Gardens are hosting a giant sculpture exhibition both indoors and outdoors. This is the 37th year of this exhibition and it is well worth a visit. The gardens are magnificent at this time of year, and you will find all manners of sculptures nestled in among the plants and trees. This is a great way to get children interested in art as it allows a natural interaction with the gardens while looking out for sculptures. It is a fabulous day out when the weather is nice.

Link to sculpture in Context website:

This year even more feltmakers are exhibiting so congrats to all and make sure to go visit!

As there are quite a number of feltmakers included there will be two blog posts covering the exhibiting artists. Artists will be listed in the order we have managed to contact them and get their information. If you have not been asked for details but are exhiting in Sculpture in Context, please contact us as there are so many artists involved that we may have missed someone. You will be included in the second part of this blog. This first blog covers the work of Fiona Leech, Tamzen Lundy, Annika Berglund, Ramona Farrelly and element15.

Toxic Tears by Fiona Leech

Bright red spots immediately conjure up recognition of poison and green, in contrast, is synonymous with nature. That is why I chose these colours for my felt hanging sculpture. The concept of this piece is to raise awareness that every rainfall is toxic. It’s called acid rain due to high levels of pollutants in the atmosphere. These toxins are invisible, so I made the piece very visible and tactile for maximum impact.

I am a Dublin based felt and textile artist. I work mainly with wool fibre which is sustainable, bio degradable, renewable and recyclable.

Toxic tears Fiona Leech

We are all connected by Tamzen Lundy

We are all connected is a response to the global refugee crisis, it is symbolic of our Irish diaspora and our tradition of immigration and emigration.
The movement of people because of war, economics, and hardship. The red thread that binds and connects these journeys. I have collected beach material from the wild Atlantic way, places of great natural beauty, which are also landing and exit points for long and dangerous journeys.
Choosing small glass bottles as if they encase a fragile message to loved ones.
One bottle remains empty, to be filled with future hopes.

“No one puts their children in a boat, unless the water is safer than the land” (by Warsan Shire, poet “Home.”) A poem that inspired this work.

The materials used in my piece are fully sustainable. I have used repurposed glass bottles to contain sand ( from Irish beaches… also the component for making glass). The felt tops are 100% wool, from sheep, a fully sustainable, and biodegradable material and the fibre attaching each bottle is linen, plant based, water consumption friendly material.

In my  arts practice I endeavour to use materials that are as sustainable as possible. I collect and reuse packaging and I choose wool as my primary medium.

We are all connected Tamzen Lundy

Everyday Moments by Annika Berglund

Covid changed the world. The everyday had to shrink to fit inside square walls. It consisted of the circles we walked inside these walls and the bubbles we embraced.

My work became focused on the immediate and the simple; the confining but protecting square, the circle of the nurturing bubble, the threatening image of the virus.

Felting became both practical during lockdown and symbolic;

wool fibres, through soap, water, rubbing and being knocked around, create connections that hold together to create a very strong fabric of interlocked fibres that cannot be pulled apart again. Cohesion through adversity if you will…”

Everyday Moments – Annika Berglund

Ariadne’s Gift by Ramona Farrelly

At present I am creating work that tries to incorporate the healing process of art.

The idea for this piece comes from a premise that the metaphysical wounds we suffer throughout life provide us with learning that helps us navigate and grow during our time on earth and allows life to become ever more meaningful.

The red vessels represent these wounds and they, put together, form the Chrysalis through which we intrinsically metamorphosise.  In Greek mythology, Ariadne’s golden thread which, represents the soul’s knowledge, helped Theseus navigate through the labyrinth and so it is represented here as such.

Ariadne’s Gift – Ramona Farrelly

Kinship by element15

element15 is a collective; individual artists cultivating their practice in tandem with each other, distinct but connected.  The sustaining nature of our creative bond is a mirror of a tree’s root system, providing anchorage and sustenance to flourish in a world beset with profound challenges.  In many cultures, a red string or thread represents the labyrinth of connections tying together those whose lives intertwine.  By working collaboratively on Kinship we use the symbol of the red thread as a visual connection from us to the natural world, from our sculpture into the earth.                                        

Kinship – element 15

The following are the names of the artists who collaborated on the piece:

Colleen Prendiville

Kathrina Hughes

Elaine Pedan

Marie Dunne

Fidelma Barton

Pauline Kiernan

Helen McLoughlin

Caroline Fitzgerald

Trish Duffy

Dee Kelly

Catherine Dowling

Barbara Seery

Kinship (detail) – element 15

Heads up: application date for Sculpture in Context coming up.

Fiona Leech

Sculpture in Context is a large outdoor and indoor sculpture exhibition taking place in the Botanic Gardens in Dublin every year. the exhibition was set up in 1985 by sculptors whose aim was to work on behalf of fellow sculptors to provide space for exhibiting work of sculptors in venues outside of the normal gallery context.

It has been successful in that aim over the years and and is a very popular event every autumn where visitors can see the magnificent gardens and chance upon art works around every corner.

The Botanic Gardens is a huge space for a sculpture exhibition and that gives the organisers leeway to welcome new and unknown artists and makers as well a better known names. This makes it a great place to dip your artistic toes into applying to show your work to a wider audience. There is a lot more space outdoors than indoors, so you have a better chance to be accepted with outdoor works. Some felted art will be fine to stay out doors for the couple of weeks the exhibition is on for. Otherwise you may want to look at some kind of weather proofing of your work. If this is an area you are interested in, get in touch and we can do another blog post on the subject, or discuss it at one of our Sunday sessions.

As far as we know, only three members exhibited at last years exhibition: Fiona Leech, Ramona Farrelly and Annika Berglund. If we missed one of our members exhibiting, get in touch and we will add your work to the next blog.

Ramona Farrelly

So, we suggest you give it a try this year!

Here is all the important information:

Sculpture in Context is a pivotal event in the Irish arts calendar and the most important sculpture exhibition in the country. The annual exhibition attracts a large public and critical audience and is the highlight of the National Botanic Gardens calendar.  Sculpture in Context is a key event for both public and private buyers of all levels.

Open to all artists working in three dimensions in any medium. Proposals may be durable or time-based artworks, including performance or video.

Important Dates- Sculpture in Context 2022

Submission Deadline – Friday 8th April

Artists Notified – End of May

Outdoor & glasshouse Installation– Thursday 24th and Friday 25th August from 5-9pm

Gallery Drop off – Saturday 27th August from 11am to 2pm

Opening – Wednesday 31st August

Exhibition Take down- Saturday 8th and Monday 10th October (See details below)

Exhibition Dates – Thursday 1st Sept to Friday 7th Oct

Site Visit

If you would like to visit The National Botanic Gardens to see the venue; the gardens are open to the public seven days a week, admission is free.

Important Changes

Over the last few years as the exhibition has grown, our running costs have risen. To help cover these costs we have had to make some difficult decisions to ensure that Sculpture in Context continues to successfully support artists and promote sculpture in Ireland.

We have introduced a new entry fee of €15 per entry (max. of 3 entries) and new commission rates- 25% commission on all work up to a value of €15,000 and 20% commission on all work above €15,000.

New Installation Details- In line with the National Botanic Gardens new health and safety requirements ALL outdoor and glasshouse work will be installed outside public opening times.

Outdoor and glasshouse works- Thursday 24th and Friday 25th August from 5-9pm

Gallery works- Drop off to gallery on Saturday 27th August- 11am to 2pm

Entry forms and conditions are attached. Applications by email to

Please send all information in one pdf attachment only using your surname and first name in the file name ie.  ‘Smith_John_EntryForm2022.doc’

Applications by email to  Please send all information in one pdf attachment only.  Complete all relevant sections on the attached Entry Form and include additional pages with the following:-

1. Two Images or drawings for EACH proposed sculpture

2. Written description of sculpture to include details of materials, dimensions and proposed method of installation (max 500 words).

3.Two images of previous work

Payment of Entry Fee can be made to Sculpture in Context by bank transfer. Please use your surname and first name as a reference on all transactions. Bank details can be found on the entry form.

We have tried to make the entry process as easy as possible, but if you are struggling with internet issues (submission or payment) please contact us at  directly and we can make alternative arrangements for you.

All enquiries regarding the exhibition and/or siting must be directed to the Sculpture in Context Committee at

Entry form:

Good Luck Feltmakers!

Annika Berglund
Annika Berglund

‘Contemporary Dancer’ – Felt workshop attended by Doris Reinisch, winner of Feltmakers Ireland’s bursary 2021 – report by Doris Reinisch

First of all, I would like to thank the Feltmakers Ireland for the generous Prize of 200 Euros that I have won in a prize draw after renewing my membership for 2021.
The prize money was contributing towards a felting workshop of my choice throughout the year 2021.

At the beginning of October 2021, I participated in a six week long virtual online 3D felting workshop called ‘Contemporary Dancer’ by Molly Williams.
The weekly course material was accessible via an online platform ‘’.
Each weekly module was accessible with video instructions and the group of participants also had a Zoom meeting with Molly. We were able to discuss our projects, tips and tricks, and how to overcome difficulties throughout the different stages of completing the contemporary dancer sculpture.
The course was directed towards advanced skilled felters and the instructions were very clear and easy to follow.
It began with looking at the human form and drawing of the body in different shapes and movements. As we progressed towards selecting the movement and shape of the contemporary dancer, we were working with a sketch book to generate ideas.

After deciding on the dancer position, we created the skeleton (50cm tall) of the body form with a strong wire. When the skeleton was ready, we added a tissue layer by covering the wire with a light wooly material strips as a felting starting point. We applied layers of felt wool to build up tissue and muscle of the body form.
This technique was an interesting experience for me, as we were applying the wool in a similar way as to working with clay. As soon as we were happy with the shape we created the skin by preparing a colourful and textured strong pre-felt. The skin was applied to the body where my sewing skills came in very useful.

The next step was to wet-felt the whole dancer more intensely until the skin was felted on to the felted layer below. It was important to achieve a more solid final shape. After a few days, the felt sculpture was dry enough and the head was decorated with my prepared felted piece.
Finally, my contemporary dancer sculpture was ready to be attached to my wooden platform for display.

I had a lot of fun creating the sculpture, even if there were a good few challenges to master.
The workshop in general was well set up and the host was very helpful and supportive.
It was a great opportunity for learning and exchanging my felting experience with other experienced felters from abroad during the workshop in the zoom meetings and through online chatting on the course platform.
Participating in this workshop opened up a new perspective on using the felt technique for 3D sculpting, and it was new experience for me to participate at a felt workshop online.
Not just the outcome of my final sculpture, but also the journey involved was very enjoyable.
I thought I’d share a little insight about my participation at the contemporary dancer workshop with you.
If you have any questions I am here for you and you can contact me by email:
Many thanks to you all.
Best regards,

Feltmakers Ireland would like to thank Doris for her lovely report and gratulate her for a brilliant result from the course.

We will raffle another bursary in the next month or two, so make sure to renew your membership in time to be in with a chance!

Sculpture in Context at the Botanical Gardens 2021

In its 35th year, Sculpture in Context is held in the oasis of calm and peace that is the Botanical Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin.  Run by the OPW every year and according to them is the ‘longest-running, largest and most important sculpture exhibition in the country, this pivotal event in the Irish arts calendar attracts a large public and critical audience and is the cultural highlight of the National Botanic Gardens calendar’.

Sculpture in Context in the Botanical gardens

If you fancy a relaxing walk in this beautiful space with wonderful and inspiring art of over 140 artists around every corner, then this would be the place to visit and explore.  The exhibition runs until the 15th of October so there is still time to see it in situ and it is free of charge to visit.  A total of 164 pieces are being shown at the exhibition both outdoors and indoors. This year again there are several Feltmakers Ireland members taking part at.  Annika Berglund, Fiona Leech and Ramona Farrelly all have pieces at the show.  Most of the pieces are being shown outdoors but both Annika and Fiona have also have pieces in the gallery space. Fiona’s piece is a triptych made from sustainable merino wool fibre and is shaped into three different size pods.  Her process involved wet felting the pods themselves and then needle felting the bright yellow spots and tendrils on once the pods had been shaped and dried.  These additions to the pods are a nod to nature’s strength to find its way and take over. Fiona used colours and blends of wool to reflect the natural environment.  Her beautiful piece can be seen at the gallery which can be booked here:

Sculpture in Context Gallery Viewing Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite

Felt Pod Triptych – Fiona Leech

Annika has two separate pieces, a wall panel piece indoors at the gallery (fig.2) and another piece made of multiple-coloured butterflies hanging in one of the rhododendron trees along the outdoor sculpture route

Verdant – felted wool wall panel – Annika Berglund

Annika’s second piece consists of a set of nine butterflies, three of which have already sold through the exhibition.  The butterflies are wet felted over a metal armature and have been waterproofed for outdoor hanging with stiffener material.  They are of varying colours and would brighten up anyone’s outdoor space as can be seen from this picture.

Butterflies – Felt over metal armature – Annika Berglund

Ramona’s piece is also located outdoors.  Her piece Akashic hangs in amongst the ferns and sculptures in the Mill Field area by the river. It is a small structure composed of 11 felted wool tablets which have been stiffened with waterproofing medium and painted with various coloured pigments. The whole piece was then strung together with rope constructed of tree bark.

felted wool stiffened and coloured – Ramona Farrelly

There is lots of interest for any visitor to this exhibition and it may require several visits to see all the work in detail, but even if only some of it is seen, it is a wonderful way to spend some time in the lap of nature whilst also experiencing the creative juices of the artists taking part.

Some of the other works that can be seen at the show include the following:

Hybrid – Ceramic and Metal – Michelle Maher
Of Woman Born – Ceramic – Jen Donnery

There is Life in this Autumn Breeze – Stone, Mirror – Sunny Wieler
Shape Shifting Dynamic – Ceramic and Mirror – Agata Lipianin
Close Whisper – Irish Larch – Sara Cunningham-Bell
Delinquescence I – Acrylic Resin and Mixed Media – Ayelet Lalor
12  Harvest – Weathering steel – Kevin Pierce
The Souls of the Trees, Ebony and Oak – Ceramic on Wood Base – Merce Canadell

Map of the Botanical Gardens.

Sculpture in Context 2021 | National Botanic Gardens of Ireland

Workshop: October 2019 Anna Gunnarsdottir: REMINDER



Hi Folks,

We are so lucky to have a visiting international tutor booked for October 2019.

This is a 3 day course on 4th, 5th and 6th October with the talented Icelandic tutor, Anna Gunnarsdottir. The title of the course is “Sculptural Felt Making”. Anna is known for her large scale sculptural pieces.

The course is limited to 12participants, ensuring that everyone will receive attention. Existing members will be given priority in the event of over subscription. The closing date for application is 06.09.19 (after which in the event of oversubscription a draw will take place).  It will be first come first serve after this date- if not full already.

We hope that you are as excited as us about this opportunity and anticipate that this course will be filled quickly.

Application forms should be sent to:

You can read about Anna in the blog post interview we did earlier in the year.

Interview with Anna Gunnarsdottir



Workshop: October 2019 Anna Gunnarsdottir



Hi Folks,

We are so lucky to have a visiting international tutor booked for October 2019.

This is a 3 day course on 4th, 5th and 6th October with the talented Icelandic tutor, Anna Gunnarsdottir. The title of the course is “Sculptural Felt Making”. Anna is known for her large scale sculptural pieces.

The course is limited to 12participants, ensuring that everyone will receive attention. Existing members will be given priority in the event of over subscription. The closing date for application is 06.09.19 (after which in the event of oversubscription a draw will take place).  It will be first come first serve after this date- if not full already.

We hope that you are as excited as us about this opportunity and anticipate that this course will be filled quickly.

Application forms should be sent to:

You can read about Anna in the blog post interview we did earlier in the year.

Interview with Anna Gunnarsdottir



Interview with Anna Gunnarsdottir

Anna Gunnarsdottir is a textile artist from Iceland with many many years’ experience in felt making. Felt makers Ireland will be hosting a 3 day workshop in Early October 2019. The focus will be on large sculptural felt. The application form for this workshop is below. We anticipate that this will be a very popular workshop. Members will be given preference and in the event of over subscription a draw will be made. 12 places are available.

Ahead of travelling to Ireland we asked Anna a few questions about herself and her work.

Tell us a little about you as a person? e.g. upbringing/ where you work etc.

My name is Anna Gunnarsdottir. I am a Textile Artist residing in Akureyri, Iceland. I studied Textile Design in my home town, Akureyri. I then went on to study leather work and sculptural felt making in Denmark for one year. I have worked with my art for more than 35 years. Now I run my own workshops and a gallery in Akureyri.

My work has been exhibited in various countries such as Australia, USA,

Germany, UK, Sweden and France.  I’m lucky to have won International awards in Los Angeles USA and South Korea.

I now teach felt making and am lucky to be able to travel to many countries like USA, UK, Australia and Germany.

Tell us about your process from conception to creation and what is your motivation? 

I focus on traditional felt making technique; however I try to combine it with a contemporary and fresh approach. My signature style of felting has a strong sense of Scandinavian and minimal art.

My work is inspired by Icelandic nature which is absolutely unique. Based on the idea of light and shadow I create large sculptures and 3D wall pieces for both indoor and outdoor use.

All my work is hand-felted from Icelandic wool with soap and water. I use only my hands and no machine. When the work is ready and I am satisfied with my work, I use a method to stiffen in order to hold the proper shape.

Some times I use other materials together with my felt, such as fish line,  wire, willow  and/or stones for extra decoration.

What currently inspires you?

All my work is inspired by the Icelandic nature which is unique and splendid. The shell form is very imp[orant to me and close to my heart. I use it in various sizes, all the way from a small brooch to a lamp to a big sea-shell.

I have been making this shell-form for more than 20 years.

I will be teaching a large sculptural workshop in Ireland in early October 2019. I‘m really looking forward to it.

To find out more about me and my work you can visit my webpage.

Application forms for this international tutor workshop will be available later in the summer, ahead of her Oct 4th-6th workshop. Watch this space!