Firing Line | Matthew Porter at Artlink Fort Dunree


Firing Line | Matthew Porter at Artlink Fort Dunree Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/12/2021 - 16/01/2022
10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Artlink Fort Dunree




December 9th 2021 – Jan 16th 2022
Monday – Saturday 10.30 – 4pm

Closed December 22nd til January 4th

A graduate of Crawford College of Art & Design in Cork, Matthew Porter returned home to Donegal in 2017 to set up a studio and his own business ‘Púca Pottery’ which sells modern ceramics inspired by nature and organic form.
The majority of Matthew’s ceramic pieces and artwork are inspired by our ancient past and the hauntingly beautiful landscapes of Inishowen, including its enchanting woodlands, wildlife and spectacular and rugged coastline which has been carved out for millennia by fierce winds and heavy Atlantic swells.
His first found his passion for working with clay as a teenager studying Fine Art at the North West Regional College in Derry and he later specialised in ceramics and glass whilst undertaking his degree in Contemporary Applied Art at the Crawford College of Art & Design in Cork.
For the most part, Matthew’s ceramic pieces are individually hand-built, rather than using a potter’s wheel: “I mainly use hand-building techniques” he said: “I like how the slow process allows me the time to discover what direction I want to go in with each piece intuitively. I can create things this way that would be impossible to do on a wheel. I also feel more connected with the clay this way – usually only using a knife, scraper and my hands.”


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