Ceramic sculpture, Psyche (2013, 41cm x 33cm) by Claire Curneen.
Originally from Kerry, Claire Curneen is senior lecturer at the Centre for Ceramic Studies, Cardiff Metropolitan University. In 2012 she became the recipient of the Creative Wales Ambassador Award from the Arts Council of Wales, using the following project proposal title: ‘The Museum Object as a point of Reference’. Following this announcement Curneen made several research visits to the National Museum of Ireland at Collins Barracks where she had access to the 30,000 ceramic objects that are part of the decorative arts, design and history department of the National Museum.
Psyche consists of a hand built androgynous-looking torso. The influence of heavily ornate Japanese porcelain such as Imari ware is apparent.