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This project explores the creative and technical application of TIG (tungsten inert gas) welding in the field of contemporary decorative metalwork. Developed in the 1940’s for industrial use, TIG welding has shown great potential for innovation in fine (craft) metalworking but has been slow to penetrate the subject area because of the costly investment needed in equipment.
O’Dubhghaill’s vessels combine welding with press forming, hammer-work and patination, producing visually simple forms that defy their technical complexity. The research has explored new ways of using TIG welding to produce constructed vessels, and in combination with irogane alloys, explored innovative surface texturing and surface colours.
Works in this series have been exhibited to a national and international audience at exhibitions at The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, (2008), Treasures of Today, National Museum of Ireland, Dublin, (2008); Dubh, AIHS, New York (2012); Out of the Marvellous, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, and Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, Ireland; (2012-13) and Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin, (2013). Works from the series were purchased for the National Museum of Ireland (2008) and the Irish State Art Collection (2013).
|Research Institute, Centre or Group:||Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Art and Design Research Centre|
|Deposited By:||Coilin O'Dubhghaill|
|Deposited On:||30 Apr 2014 08:13|
|Last Modified:||30 Apr 2014 08:13|
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Series of TIG welded vessels. (deposited 20 Jun 2013 11:33)
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