Beth Ireland

Medium: Sculpture
Location: Home Studio - 33 Ashfield Street

My work reflects my life as a professional craftsman and artist. I have always loved the meditative act of turning a pile of balusters, newel posts, columns or bowls. I am enthralled with the meaning we place on objects, whether it is a trinket given by a loved one that becomes magic through time and memory, a tool that performs a function, or an archeological object that reflects the life and skill of a maker from another time. These investigations inspire me to create. I am committed to promote the act of making in our culture, and see empowering people through teaching as another aspect of creating.