Valli Schafer Exhibition Dec 2021.

Sea & Other Creatures ceramic exhibition by Vali Schafer at the SG Artshop


Artists Statement..

For the last 4 decades I have been working as a creator, making everything from oversize props for advertising photoshoots and TV commercials, to ice-sculpting for the Ice Hotel inside the Arctic Circle in Sweden.

I spent many years working around various European festivals and events as a pyrotechnician, creating spectacular night time shows!

After a lifetime of making hugely scaled-up models, I’m loving the challenge of making smaller pieces of work from my studio in the hills of Co.Sligo.

I work with all sorts of materials from metal to polymers to ceramics, and I love to combine my work with the look and texture of driftwood that I collect in my kayak while out exploring the Wild Atlantic Ocean or the beautiful lakes around Ireland.

Like many other people around the coast, sea swimming became an important part of my daily routine during and after the lockdowns, and this show reflects that part of my life for the past 18 months.

For those of you interested in working with clay, we have ranges of kiln dried and air drying clay as well as tools available here. Also see our ranges of acrylic paints, oil paints and watercolour paints, as well as our canvases and other arts & crafts supplies.

The SG Artshop supplies a range of high quality art and craft materials to local artists, both professional and recreational. We are open 6 days a week and are delighted to welcome you to this show of work.

If you would like to showcase your work in the SG Artshop little gallery, please get in touch.