Linda Ní hAiniféin – Dingle Ceramics

Clay is my Passion

I am a native of Ballyferriter , a small Gaeltacht village west of Dingle town and it was here I returned to when I finished my ceramic Degree in Limerick’s School of Art and Design.

My love for the Dingle Peninsula and it’s rich heritage and unique history helps inspire the Ceramic art that I create.I blend local clay, stones and sand with stoneware clay to create original art inspired by the archeo-cultural aspects of the Dingle area, the ruins of churches both humble and grand, the standing stones and beehive huts, the sundials and stone crosses.

A unique aspect of my work is the use of language both modern and ancient, integrating Ogham and other symbolic inscriptions.

I am also a member of the West Kerry Craft Guild since 1999 and I have taken part in numerous exhibitions locally. My work has featured on RTE’s Nationwide and also on TG4’s programme “An Tuath Nua”.

D’fhill Linda go dtí Chorcha Dhuibhne, an áit inar tógadh í, chomh luath agus a bhí sí criochnaithe i gColáiste Ealáine i Luimneach. Spreagann an timpeallacht agus an cultúr atá i gCorcha Dhuibhne í chun ealáin chriadoireachta a chruthu. Baineann sí úsáid as cré, gaineamh agus cloch áitiúil le haghaidh na n-iontaisí seo a chruthú, atá bunaithe ar stair na háite.