Anthony OBrien lives and works in Louisburgh, County Mayo, on the Atlantic Coast of Ireland. He works mainly in clay, drawing inspiration, and some of his materials, from Mayo’s wild and rugged landscape. The human figure, animals, plants and the countryside are recurrent themes both as the subjects of pictures and as decorative motifs on his ceramics.
His media include high temperature ash-glazed stoneware, blue-and-white earthenware, charcoal, pastel drawing and acrylics. Clay is closest to his heart for its immediacy of expression, alchemic transformation and unequalled durability of colour. His ceramics range from the abstract beauty of a simple bowl, to the rich palette of a Mayo landscape.
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