Orla O Visual Art

Ceramicist - Visual Artist from Cork

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"Orla is a Cork-based Visual Artist, best known for her unique ‘Words in Porcelain’ offering. Despite always having a love of art, she commenced studying art as a mature student in 2010, studying part-time at night in the National College of Art and Design (NCAD), Dublin, while working on Construction projects in Dublin Airport during the day.

Wedding First Dance - Words in Porcelain

€120

by Orla O Visual Art

"Bespoke ceramic art for the bride and groom. Gift it to your bride or husband to be, on the morning of your wedding, or as a personalised gift to the bride and groom. Forever immortalise the couple's vows, a reflection from their ceremony or lyrics from their first dance, in Porcelain forever."

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Raglan Road

€195

by Orla O Visual Art

'On Raglan Road' by Patrick Kavanagh - Renowned Irish Poet First published as a poem by Patrick Kavanagh in 1946. The poem was then famously put to music when Kavanagh met Luke Kelly of the well known Irish band The Dubliners and requested them to sing it. The song has since been sung by Ed Sheeran, Van Morrison, Sinead O Connor, Mark Knopfler and Roger Daltrey among others.

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'Say my Name' Porcelain Pendant

€28.50

by Orla O Visual Art

"Have you a favourite word or nickname?... Get it imprinted into Porcelain and show off to the world. Handmade with delicate fine Ming Porcelain, whiter, stronger and more translucent than the other porcelains. Each pendant is hand sculpted, so each piece is totally unique. Words are imprinted into the raw Porcelain clay and then fired to 1290° C in the potters' kiln. Finished with a light gloss coat."

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'Family of Stars'

€40

by Orla O Visual Art

The 'Family of Stars' is a customised collection of handmade porcelain stars, with the name of each family member in a star. Buy for your loved ones or gift to another Family of Stars in your life!

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"She Believed She Could So She Did" - Words in Porcelain

€47.50

by Orla O Visual Art

"Inspirational quote imprinted into Porcelain. A wonderful gift for that girl in your life who is achieving her dreams....or, for you to hang up in your own workspace, home to offer that motivational nudge... Raw Porcelain is rolled to create the tile, each letter is hand imprinted into the clay, which is then fired in the potter's kiln at 1290 degrees Celsius, making it solid to withstand all elements. The art tile is then mounted onto a white wooden frame (15 cm x 20cm), with any inscription you would like written under the title, otherwise, this will be left blank. "

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LakeIsle of Innisfree' WB Yeats - Words in Porcelain

€180

by Orla O Visual Art

'The Lake Isle of Innisfree' by W.B. Yeats - Renowned Irish Poet (written in 1888) This beautiful poem is about a place near the West coast of Ireland, the Lake Isle of Innisfree, which is a very small, uninhabited island on the lake Lough Gill in County Sligo. The poem describes the isle as a much longed for a place of peace and natural beauty, a quiet place where the poet feels most grounded.

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Leonard Cohan - '...thats how the light gets in' - Words in Porcelain

€90

by Orla O Visual Art

"Trained as a poet and ordained as a Buddhist monk, Leonard Cohen (September 21, 1934–November 7, 2016) is our patron saint of sorrow and redemption. Raw Porcelain is rolled to create the tile, each letter is hand imprinted into the clay, which is then fired in the potter's kiln at 1290 degrees Celsius, making it solid to withstand all elements. The art tile is then mounted onto a white wooden frame (20cm x 25cm), with any inscription you would like written under the title, otherwise, this will be left blank.

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'Little Stars' - Baby Gift

€90

by Orla O Visual Art

"Little Stars' - Words in Porcelain. This would be a beautiful gift for the Baptism / Christening of a Baby Girl or Boy. Could also be gifted for a Birthday. Details of the babys name and date of birth / christening will be imprinted into the Porcelain under the Quote. This piece can be further customised with your own words - words that you wish to impart onto the little one. Something inspirational, something they will always look up to!"

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"I Carry Your Heart... I Carry it in my Heart" - E.E Cummings

€165

by Orla O Visual Art

Poetry in Porcelain 'i carry your heart with me...( i carry it in my heart)' by E.E. Cummings - Renowned American Poet This would be a beautiful gift for a loved one - Wedding or Engagement. One of E.E. Cummings' most popular poems. Many of his poems have themes of both love and nature, and this poem, beloved by all who favour romantic poems, is no exception. The speaker waxes on about nature and the universe, but in the end, all that matters is the simple idea that he is in love and he carries his beloved with him wherever he goes."

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Irish Blessing for Wedding or New Home

€90

by Orla O Visual Art

Porcelain art tile inscribed with an Irish Blessing - Perfect gift for a New Home or even a Wedding....a perfect personalised keepsake gift for friends, family and loved ones. Each tile is handmade using the highest grade Ming Porcelain clay, words are imprinted into the clay and painted in black with porcelain slip. The piece is then fired in a potter's kiln at 1290 degrees Celsius. The tile is then framed and ready for dispatch (framed - 20cm x 25cm approx) Depending on your requirements with words, the tile will be sized accordingly. "

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Orla ensures her handmade art reflects what people are looking for. Each piece is bespoke and will never be recreated! Porcelain is her ceramic of choice, with her works however, defying the traditional pristine porcelain finish, whereby a rugged Porcelain landscape is her canvas. Rough to the touch, these pieces reflect a rawness, which is sometimes difficult to appreciate. Orla views it as perfection within imperfection."