Caireann Browne throws each piece of Doolin Cave Pottery from glacial cave clay which has been hand dug 120ft deep within the caverns of Doolin Cave in the Burren in Co. Clare. This unique clay was formed during several different Ice Ages when vast glaciers covered Ireland making it millions of years old. Upon melting, the glacial waters carved out Doolin Cave leaving behind thick deposits of clay. When Geologists analysed the clay they found pollen from flowers that predate the Ice Age and are no longer found on Earth.
The flow and drip and layering of calcite that form sculptures of stalactites influence her work. Caireann repeats these processes of dripping and layering and sense of flow through her glazing and firing techniques.
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