“My current practice explores the role and function of the vessel within ritual theory and practice of Catholicism. The chalice contains and protects wine which during the mass is said to have been transubstantiated to the literal blood of Christ. The series explored the ritual vessel as an object of transformation, both literal and psychological. The work conveyed feelings of silence, reflection and reverence yet was subverted by vessels which appeared to be uncertain in their posture.” Shane Porter
Shane Porter graduated from the University of Ulster in 2010 with a 1st Class Honours degree in Fine and Applied Art.
Shane Porter's C.V. (resume) - View his works
- Royal College of Art, London 2011-2013
MA Ceramics and Glass
- University of Ulster, Belfast, 2007 - 2010:
BA Hons. Fine and Applied Art (Ceramics) - 1st Class
- RDS National Craft Competition, Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show, August 2012
- 7 Wetherby Gardens, London, June 2012
- Ceramic Art London, Up and Coming, Royal College of Art, London, Febuary 2012
- Work in Progress, Royal College of Art, London, December 2011
- Contemporary Art in Northern Ireland, Parliament buildings, Belfast, December 2011
- Creative Flux Media, Belfast, May 2011
- Slow Burn, Craft & Design Collective, Belfast, 2010
- University of Ulster, BA Hons. Fine and Applied Art degree show, June 2010
- Ulster Festival of Art and Design, University of Ulster, Belfast, 2007
- University of Ulster, Belfast, Foundation Studies final show, 2007
- Victoria & Albert Museum, London, August-September 2012
- Ceramics studio assistant for Michelle Erickson
- Sliderobes, June 2011, Vessels used as part of free standing furniture marketing photography for Sliderobes
- Ceramics Now Magazine, Issue One 2011, Spotlight
- Ceramics Now Magazine, April 2011, Online, Interview and profile section
- Ceramic Review, March/April 2011, Pg 11, Review section
- Ceramic Review, Nov/Dec 2010
- Ceramics at Art School Survey
Arts Council of Northern Ireland
Scarva Pottery Supplies Sponsored artist, 2010
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