Aoife Duncan from Clonown, Athlone was recently awarded the Judges Spotlight Prize at the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s Future Makers Awards.
Aoife, who is a 3rd Year student of Fine Art (Ceramics) at the Centre of Creative Arts and Media GMIT uses basic hand building techniques to create small-scale sculptural ceramic objects.
The Future Makers Awards & Supports were launched by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI) in 2009. The programme aims to assist students and recent graduates of full-time craft and design based studies or training to pursue an exciting and rewarding career in the craft and design industry. DCCoI takes a leading role in recognising and rewarding excellence in craftsmanship and design innovation. It aims to provide practical support and professional encouragement to students and practitioners at critical points in their training and careers.
Last month Aoife Duncan was among the third year Art & Design students from GMIT’s Centre for the Creative Arts & Media, including four from County Roscommon, whose work featured in an exhibition entitled “Embark” in Galway City. Find out more here