Bernadette Tuite has been based in Cork since she came here in 2014 to do an Applied Art Degree with CIT Crawford College of Art and Design. Now graduated, she lives in Bally-phehane and has just moved into a space at Backwater Studios on Wandsworth Quay.
“My work concerns itself with the landscape, and more specifically where the land articulates with the Atlantic Ocean, through sculptural ceramic vessels,” she explains. “I consider the coastal geology and erosive processes of wind and water and emulate these forces while making. I layer different coloured clays, marbling, tearing, compressing together seam and strata to echo the tortured seascape of my inspiration.
Plastic rubbish stuck in clifffs. Picture: Bernadette Tuite.
“It is heartbreaking and so unnecessary. It is extremely destructive of this exquisite area.”