Primarily a vessel maker Rory has concentrated on a move to surface. His pieces are no longer just containers but are hollow forms that you want to pick up, touch, move your hand over the surface and examine the exterior. Recent works share characteristics with large abstract painting, beautiful from a distance but compelling you to look ever closer. There is a maturity to this new work, which is aimed at the city dweller, whose visual sophistication will respond to the urban and rural elements. Shearer is a thrower through and through, you can feel the energy in his pieces, the surface treated with slips and oxides evoking the rural Irish landscape. He sees this time as the final phase of his work, his creativity, and the most exciting.
CAOS Base: Glenarm
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