For over a decade contemporary glass artist, Edmond Byrne has collected various off-cuts from his exquisite handblown glass, pieces that had some kind of resonance - a uniqueness of colour, shape, or patina - setting them aside for future reconsideration. The Ensemble Collection is a sculptural body of work borne out of these severed discards. Each unique piece has the DNA of the work they played an essential role in creating and, in their current composition, form a vehicle for Edmond to explore an alternative language of form and colour interplay in a search for a more sustainable way of making.
Edmond has an MA for the Royal College of Art, Ceramics and Glass and a B.Des in Craft Design from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, and holds a Senior Lecturer position at De Montfort University's multidisciplinary Design Crafts course. His work is exhibited internationally and is included in the V&A Museum, Ulster Museum and The National Collection, Ireland. He has received prestigious awards including the RDS Irish Craft Award, the Dan Klein Memorial Award, and the Pilchuck Partner Scholarship.
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