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Etain Hickey


My Story

Having studied at Dun Laoghaire School of Art & Design, Etain travelled and worked in different potteries before returning to Ireland and setting up her studio with Jim.

Etain’s individual work has been widely exhibited both in Ireland and abroad as far afield as San Francisco and Tokyo and is in many public and private collections. In recent developments she has perfected her own blend of paper pulp and white clay to create paper clay. These flat sheets are strong, light and easy to handle in their raw state and can be manipulated to form (3D) heads and figures or used flat like a canvass. Etain has always loved patterns. Tapestries, Persian carpets, icon paintings and Islamic art with its rich colours are all strong influences.