About - Maura Whelan Glass Studio
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ABOUT

Maura Whelan is a self taught artist in glass and has been working in the medium for over 20 years in her studio in Cill na Martra, in the hills of West Cork. Her glasswork is fired in kilns, each piece fired up to three times as the layers are built up and formed.

Maura works with light as the second element to her work. Her unique Lighted Glass Pieces challenge the boundaries between art and function and remain the distinctive hallmark of her work.

Maura has been awarded the Glass Society of Ireland award in 1995 for a piece in  glass of distinction.
She was awarded the Royal Dublin Society Award for  Glass in 1995 and again in 1997.
She also received the Crafts Council of Ireland Award in 1995.
In 1997 she was commissioned to make the Eurovision Trophywhen the event was held in Dublin.

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