Carina Berger specialised in Ceramics for her BA (Hons) at GMIT. Originally from the French Alps, she has been living in Galway City since 2003.
Experimentation constitutes an essential part of her approach to ceramics: found elements such as wood, shells, feathers, stones and metal items gathered along Galway’s natural paths are incorporated into handbuilt clay sculptures. Out of these unexpected juxtapositions emerge tales of our relationship with nature, the living and each other. The transformative nature of the medium of clay mirrors our shifting sense of place and belonging in an increasingly fast-paced changing world.
These renewed narratives express our precarious equilibrium and an awe for the wilderness, while the hand making process acts as a liberating reminder of our down- to- earth nature.