Creative Engagement Annual Exhibition

Creative Engagement Annual Exhibition

On Saturday I attended the NAPD Creative Engagement exhibition in Collins Barracks, Dublin. This annual exhibition showcases the creative work of post primary schools from all over the country.

There was a great variety of projects on display such as print making, stained glass and ceramics. My favourite project was “Unique” an installation of porcelain buttons made and designed by last years 1st years with Artist-in -Residence, Isobel Egan. Isobel is an Irish ceramist who works with porcelian, for more information about Isobel and her artwork check out her site:

I especially liked the process the students went through to design their buttons, in the form of button shaped notebooks that were also on display. These documented each student’s thought process from brainstorming the theme to designing their buttons.

This would be a great project to do with 1st year students – as was the case here – as it would introduce the design process and some basic ceramic techniques.
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