Sallyanne returned to Ireland in 2019 after 17 years abroad and is currently finding her artistic feet as a sculptor in Bettystown, Co. Meath.
She began working in glass fiber reinforced cement (GFRC) after college as an alternative to ceramics. The cement is either directly applied to armature and ferrous materials or is cast from clay. Included sometimes are other materials such as marble dust; engraved inks and pigments as well as fabric; text and indentations.
Sallyanne has worked as a community artist in ‘Common Ground’, Ireland as well as with Respond Housing Association. Morgan taught ceramics to young adults in Phnom Penh and facilitated a cement workshop in KCAC, Kathmandu University. She has had solo exhibitions in Malta and Phnom Penh.
She has a passion for craftmanship and likes using industrial materials to make objects with emotional value. She works in themes, and rather than a linear research pattern, tends to crosshatch ideas around identity and perception, using primarily the female form. This exhibition can be viewed online at www.tseac.ie or viewed in the gallery by appointment only, email: firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.