Long established as one of Ireland’s most prestigious commercial galleries, Ross Fine Art has built a reputation for carrying important paintings and sculpture by some of the best established and emerging artists in Ireland and overseas. Artists such as Stephen McKenna, Melita Denaro and Heidi Nguyen hang beside sculpture from Bettina Seitz and Deborah Brown.
Ross Fine Art’s unique Craft Boutique stocks stunning pieces from the best craft artists here in Ireland and further afield. They show the work of leading ceramicists, jewellers and textile artists. With emphasis on the magnificent and the unique, they cater for the collector and also for those searching for a beautiful piece to own or to give as a special gift. They are pleased to represent, for the first time in Ireland, some of the top craft artists in the UK and are now showing work by Ireland’s leading ceramicists. The work of these talented artists is finding its way into international private and public collections in Europe, India and China.
Belfast based Ann Marie Robinson creates zany, surreal ceramic pieces. These wonderful creations are held in many public and private collections including that of the Ulster Museum and the National Museum of Ireland.
Multi award-winning designer Sinead Glynn is one of the leading contemporary ceramic artists here in Ireland. Her elegant Raku and smoke-fired pieces have featured in prestigious ceramic publications and are held in the permanent collection of The International Ceramic Art Museum in Beijing.
Kilkenny based ceramic sculptor Jane Jermyn travels extensively to work with indigenous craftspeople where she picks up aspects of their ancient methods of working in clay. This she adapts to her own organic, pod-like forms, developing and pushing boundaries within her chosen medium.
New ceramic artists join the gallery continually.
In adding jewellery to the portfolio, they are showing work by prominent designers who have a certain unique quality. All of these designers have a little something extra.
Contemporary London designer Sophy Reid is now based in Crete. Her bold feminine jewellery has a classical simplicity. This highly polished and oxidised silver is often crafted with 18 carat gold.
From Ireland there is the work of Kathleen Holland who has produced pieces for many celebrities including cast members of “The Godfather”. Drawing her inspiration from nature she produces tiny seed pods and beech masts in silver and gold. Her wearable collection of butterfly wings encased in elegant silver cases are truly magnificent.
After working with Ib Jorgensen in beaded couture the powerful beaded jewellery of Deborah von Metzradt is now showing at the gallery. These robust and vibrant statement pieces are backed on leather.
If visiting the gallery on a Saturday morning, check out nearby Ramelton Country Market where you’ll find a mix of local farm produce and crafts.