Arts Council of Northern Ireland

The Funding and Development Agency
for The Arts in Northern Ireland

028 9262 3555

Northern Ireland

Browse Archive

Artist of the Month January 2018 – Rachel Leary

Monday 8th January 2018 at 9am

A Material Experience by Rachel Leary Image: A Material Experience by Rachel Leary

Rachel Leary is a ceramic artist from Omagh. After graduating from the Belfast School of Art in 2014 with a Contemporary Applied Arts degree, she went on to complete a Master’s degree at the Cardiff School of Art & Design in 2015. Rachel has also completed a residency at the prestigious Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center in Denmark.

Rachel’s ceramic practice is experimental in nature, using unconventional materials and processes to produce unique ceramic sculptures. Her work reflects her interest and fascination with clay, and its relationship with the microscopic natural world around us. Rachel is currently living and working in her hometown of Omagh and exhibits throughout Northern Ireland.

‘A Material Experience’ is currently included in the collection of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

Visit for further information about Rachel’s work.

More objects from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s collection can be viewed online at