Orla Kaminska - Ceramic Artist


Biographic Detail
1983 Foundation course, Grennan Mill, Co Kilkenny.
1984-87 Diploma in ceramics, NCAD, Dublin..
1988 Set up partnership studio "Tileworks",specialising in architectural ceramics in Kilworth, Co Cork, sponsored by The Crafts Council/Fas.
1989-1996 Tileworks studio partnership in Dublin.
1996 Set up Ceramic Studio, Dublin
1997-1998 Set up with 12 other artists, Designers Focus, a network grouping

2000 Exterior facade commission executed with 45 primary school children - The Ark, childrens cultural centre, Dublin
1999 Public area mosaic mural - Newpark Hotel, Co Kilkenny
1999 Ceramic, relief & mosaic wall and pool fountain - Private commission
1999 Sculpture piece for "Flight" programme @ The Ark- childrenÕs cultural centre ,Dublin - "every cloud has a Silver...."
1998 Community Art project for South Dublin Co Counci (Clondalkin Library- papier mache sculpture- NoahÕs Ark
1997 Community Art project for South Dublin Co Counci (Tallaght Library- ceramic mural- Fairy tales)
1998/96 Corporate and private commissions.(IFSC-1996; AIB- 1997/1998)
1995 Sculpture commission for the DunLaoghaire ferry terminal,Dublin -The Serpentine Seat - (as Tileworks)
1996 Sculpture pieces executed for Dublin Castle, Castle Hall - Fabrications (as Tileworks) Ceramic piece executed for public housing, Limerick Civic Offices - 1% Artist scheme
1995 Reception 3D piece, floor and wall panel @ Coach House, Dublin Castle -collaborative project;(as Tile works)
1994 Designed & executed ceramic piece for public housing, Finglas - Dublin Corporation,(as Tileworks).
1993 Designed & executed specialist ceramic worrks @ National Library, Dublin (as Tileworks)
1992 Presentation piece, designed & executed for the Dept of Culture & Gaeltechta for TD Micheal D Higgins
1991 Designed & executed special delphware for the Government Jet - collaborative project (as Tileworks).
1989/90 Designed & excuted console piece for the Italian room @ Government Buildings, Dublin (as Tileworks) Designed & executed special ceramic works for the Taoiseach,s ensuite @ Government Buildings, Dublin. - (as Tileworks).

1996 Plan Expo Award to "Focus on Floors"
1996 project sponsored by VÕsoske Joyce/Crafts Council for travelling group exhibition launched at Showcase
1992 "Art flight" to exhibit in Bruxelles sponsored by Aer Lingus/Arts Council.

Presentations and Teaching experience
1999 Mentor for The Crafts Council,"Out Reach" programme
1999 Co-ordinated mosaics work shop for children; Winter weekend @ The Ark, childrens centre
1998 Mosaic Quake 2,(Clondalkin Library), coordinated community project for South Dublin County Council.
1998 Talk given to Interior design students of the College of Marketing &Design
1997 Mosaic Quake 1(Tallaght Library), coordinated community project for Dublin south County Council
1992-1995 Talks given to participants of Crescent Work Shops Kilkenny(as Tileworks)
1995 Talk given to students of the design Dept., NCAD.(as Tileworks)

Professional Society membership and slides held on file
Association of Artists in Ireland
Sculptors Society of Ireland 1991-00
Leinster print making studio 1998-99
Irish Contemporary Ceramics
Crafts Council of Ireland - media store and on the Crafts council web site(2001 start)
Commissioning gallery @ Design Yard
Artifact @ Art House