Ceadogán Rugs &
Nov 20 -
Ceadogán Rugs create contemporary designer rugs and wall hangings at their workshops in south County Wexford.
Denis Kenny, owner and maker, leads the team at Ceadogán. Over the past 25 years the team has amassed a lifetime of experience specialising in the creation of striking rugs and wall hangings in wools and silks, designed for specific spaces. The team is focused, highly skilled, very experienced and dedicated to pairing the traditional values of remarkable craftsmanship with contemporary design.
Ceadogán have a tradition of collaborating with leading Irish artists and textile designers. The energy and dynamic created by the collaboration of designer and maker has distinguished this small niche company over the years. Visitors are very welcome to the Ceadogán Rug workshop by appointment. Situated in an eighteenth-century farmyard, the workshop and studios overlook the saltwater marshes of Bannow Bay Estuary and the medieval monastic settlement of Clonmines.
Ceadogán Rugs crea tappeti di design contemporaneo e arazzi. Il team è concentrato, altamente qualificato, molto competente e si dedica a unire i valori tradizionali di eccezionale maestria con il design contemporaneo. La loro collaborazione con l’artista ceramista Andrew Ludick ebbe inizio nel 2014 quando Ceadogán Rugs e il Direttore Creativo Fiona Gilboy notarono il suo potenziale grazie all’uso intuitivo e giocoso del disegno da tradurre perfettamente in tappeti di design.
Andrew Ludick is a ceramics artist based in Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny. Born in the United States, he majored in Illustration at the Columbus College of Art and Design, Ohio before moving to Ireland in 2003. Andrew’s work has slowly evolved towards forms that illustrate the natural properties of clay and the processes he uses to create them.
The building of these forms involves coiling and pinching the clay to create vases, bowls and various other shapes. This slow and meditative process takes him into a space that allows a natural, organic progression to happen where the form seems to build itself. The built form is often either seen as a blank canvas to draw shapes on or an interesting form to complement with patterns. The final pieces are covered in a clear transparent glaze, which serves to deepen the colours and seal the clay so it can be used for functional purposes. Andrew’s work is influenced by Native American and African indigenous art and music, as well as artists and musicians such as Paul Klee, John ffrench, Peter Bruegel, Lester Young and Thelonious Monk.
Con una formazione in illustrazione, il produttore di ceramiche Andrew Ludick si è trasferito in Irlanda nel 2003 dagli Stati Uniti. L’opera di Andrew si è lentamente evoluta verso forme che illustrano le proprietà naturali dell’argilla e i processi che usa per crearle.
Lime Sun (green, orange) measures: 1.65m diameter, weighs 11kgs
Solar Opposite (yellow) measures: 1.32m diameter, weighs 7.5kgs
Ceadogán’s work with ceramicist Andrew Ludick began in 2014 when Fiona Gilboy, Creative Director of Ceadogán Rugs, saw the potential to collaborate. Both rug designs came directly from the hand-painted ceramic work of Ludick, whose distinctive and intuitive use of pattern and colour was seen by the Ceadogán team to lend itself perfectly to their textile medium. Together, they worked out the translation of the ceramic designs to a much larger scale, bearing in mind the impact a rug can make on an interior space. It was decided that for the rugs to have the impact of the ceramic work, it was best not to use perfectly square or perfectly round rug shapes.
The intricate nuances of the small-scale ceramic pieces change dramatically when blown up to the rug size. Each subtle, fine distinction of the original designs evolves to take on a boldness, confidence and delicate playfulness in the larger scale of the rugs.
Both rugs are made from 100% New Zealand wool with hessian backing; wool dyed at Cushendale Woollen Mills, Kilkenny, Ireland.
Ceramic Material: white earthenware clay, coloured slips, clear glaze.