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Orla Kaminska graduated from NCAD in 1987. She was born and lives in Dublin and has worked as a professional ceramic & mosaic artist and designer for over twenty five years.
Her work is held in public and private collections, including Office of Public Works & has been awarded commissions through Per Cent for Arts Scheme. Her architectural ceramic and mosaic pieces are found in civic settings such as University College Dublin, The Dundrum Town Centre, and Dun Laoghaire Ferry Terminal.
Orla is a member of The Education Panel for the Crafts Council of Ireland. She has facilitated community art projects for schools, county councils and libraries, developing ceramic and mosaic programmes for children and adults. In 2014 she was awarded the ‘Arts and Humanities’ prize from ECCO (European Breast Cancer Confederation), ‘Flow’, a public participation mosaic mural with Plurabelle Paddlers.
Alongside Orla’s commissions she continues to work on her own personal studio based art works. Vessel like forms created in translucent porcelain clays and fine wires exploring themes of fragility, ephemerality, and decomposition; drawing inspiration from the patterns & fractal elements in the natural world, and in particular a focus on the end of life cycle of the botanical world.