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inga hamilton
usually on a carousel or up to my elbows in clay and fibre
An international installation artist blending the spaces between species.
Interests: Laughing out loud; lots. Making life an adventure. Anything creative. Being outdoors when it's sunny. Being indoors when it's raining. Sharing life's wonderful detail.
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Call and Response opens at the Angie Newman Johnson Gallery at Episcopal High School May 12th 6.30pm - 7.30pm, featuring a performance by the National Chamber Players. 1200 North Quaker Lane, Alexandria, VA 22302 Our three woman show featuring my... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at Inga Hamilton in the Studio
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Wow! What a way to start a new year...My solo show, 'The Ancients' has opened and I've created an entirely new sculpture for it. Meet Old Broc. Old Broc is both Ancient storyteller and keeper. Roaming the land, shape shifting... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at Inga Hamilton in the Studio
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Happy New Year! Welcome to 2015. I hope it's a wonderful year for you. I'm so excited to announce that my pebble rug pattern has been chosen as the 2015 crochet and knit along for the brilliantly crafty blog and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2015 at Inga Hamilton in the Studio
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Posted Jul 8, 2014 at Inga Hamilton in the Studio
Thank you for your kind words, Niamh. I think that job satisfaction is mixed with a little delirium when I finally get pieces like this finished. My studio feels like someone has moved out!
Toggle Commented Jul 7, 2014 on The Opening! at Inga Hamilton in the Studio
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A sunny June evening, lots of vistors - including the Portuguese Ambassador, Bernardo Futscher Pereira and his engaging wife, who I wish I'd had more time to chat to - attended the VISUAL Carlow Materialisation: Mapping the Making opening. Only... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at Inga Hamilton in the Studio
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If you'd like to see La Pachamama Santa Maria in the flesh (so to speak) Then it's time to take a trip to VISUAL Carlow, Ireland, anytime from the 6th June - 31st August. If you want an idea of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2014 at Inga Hamilton in the Studio
Yes, Debi - literally willow ash washed and painted on.. it creates a beautiful oatmeal glaze with the body... who knew huh?!
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Welcome to May! (I nearly don't dare saying it, but..) La Pachamama is almost finished. It's been such a mammoth task that at times it felt never ending, even though I knew I was on schedule. The cape is finished... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2014 at Inga Hamilton in the Studio
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Hello All, well, what a week! I could not have dreamt how much a trip to Orkney would influence my work, and in such a different way than I thought. I went to learn about neolithic ceramic techniques (which I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2014 at Inga Hamilton in the Studio
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A muted palette this week. I've been doing a lot of cut leather work and adding it to the front of La Pachamama Santa Maria's cape. The cream and beige pieces here (hopefully) echo sting rays and feathers alike as... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2014 at Inga Hamilton in the Studio
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I'm beginning to realise that by mapping my making for the gallery (and on this blog) in this public manner, I am for the first time, truly revealing the inherent madness of my personal practice with my need to make... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at Inga Hamilton in the Studio
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Another week, another update. I've spent some long nights fringing up leather and slicing Bridgedale socks to create the seaweed at the base of La Pachamama Santa Maria's cape. I'm pleased with the movement it gives at her feet and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at Inga Hamilton in the Studio
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It's a complete honour to announce that I have been chosen to exhibit at VISUAL Carlow on the 6th June in response to the work of Joana Vasoncelos. This incredible Portugeuse artist is installing her 'Valkyrie' sculpture in the main... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at Inga Hamilton in the Studio
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My Tarpit's big solo show in Dublin is looming. If you're into street art, character design, comic books, or AWESOME artwork, then you'll wanna see my goregous husband's work. See you there. Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2013 at Inga Hamilton in the Studio
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I'm so proud to say that diversified technology company, 3M, are supporting both my and Andy's art and community work by providing 3M 4251 Maintenance Free Gas/Vapour and Particulate Respirators for those involved in our projects! It means that our... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2013 at Inga Hamilton in the Studio
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It's a busy, busy spring here in my studio. I'm working on a new sculpture for a 3 woman show in the USA next May. Pshaw! I hear you cry, that's ages away, but although it's technically a year, it's... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2013 at Inga Hamilton in the Studio
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I've been invited to take part in a craft beer and beer stein competition that opens this Saturday in Washington DC. It's judged by Bill DeBruin, editor of DCBeer.com and Kathy Woodrell from the Library of Congress. Tooth and Ale,... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2013 at Inga Hamilton in the Studio
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Andy and I can't believe it's nearly a month since our Clay Safari in the USA. Here we are at home, the grey rain lashing against our window panes, and our thoughts turn to the warmth of the people we... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2013 at Inga Hamilton in the Studio
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I can't tell you how excited I am that our Open Studio was such a success. Especially as the work that sold was work that came from my gut. These pieces were the result of frantic, frenetic days of flow-making... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2012 at Inga Hamilton in the Studio
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Sorry for the lax updates, but a little gal named Sandy came a hammering through the East Coast and it's sort of messed up the schedule a little. Not that we are complaining, there are folks out there who lost... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2012 at Inga Hamilton in the Studio
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HOT AND STICKY It was the oddest feeling in the world to leave our lovely home on a frosty morning and a few handfuls of hours later, find ourselves sitting on the porch in Maryland (pronounced more like Maralyn), sipping... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2012 at Inga Hamilton in the Studio
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Tuesday night, we are giving our visiting artists' slide talk at Gateway Arts Center, Brentwood MD If you're in the area, come join us. http://www.facebook.com/events/120155904798144/ Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2012 at Inga Hamilton in the Studio
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Two of MyTarPit's artworks are appearing in the highly anticipated return of the Transformers-themed exhibition, 'More Than Meets The Eye - The Return'. The exhibition features some of Ireland's best alternative artists alongside a number of international artists. It's all... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2012 at Inga Hamilton in the Studio
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Hello Friends, As many of you know, we have won an amazing dual facility ceramics residency for 3 months in Mount Rainier, just outside Washington DC, but we need help. For those of you new to kickstarter, it's a crowd... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2012 at Inga Hamilton in the Studio