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Debbie Dawson

Debbie Dawson Stained glass maker
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Blurring boundaries in glassmaking

  • • Debbie has exhibited widely in Ireland and around the world
  • • She studied painting before moving into glass
  • • She is the only person teaching stained glass at degree level in Ireland

Debbie Dawson brings fresh eyes to stained glass, creating pieces that are free from the constraints of lead work and embrace spontaneity and intuition. Her work has a modern feel but is rooted in the deeper history of Irish storytelling. She often works in triptych or diptych, like pages of a story that can only be told through visual imagination. With an aesthetic, conceptual appeal, but also demonstrating high standards of craftsmanship, her work crosses the boundary between craft and fine art. Debbie is very happy to occupy this space, saying "the boundaries are getting thinner and blurrier these days". Her work is in the collection of the National Museum, Ireland, and she has exhibited in China, Italy, Denmark and the US.

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Works

  • © Roland Paschhoff
  • © Roland Paschhoff
  • © Roland Paschhoff
  • © Roland Paschhoff
Photo: © Roland Paschhoff
There, not there

This black and white composition was painted on float glass mounted on a LED light box. It depicts a stark landscape with a desolate group of figures, portraying grief and loss.

Height 52 cm
Width 66.8 cm
Depth 13

Debbie Dawson Stained glass maker
Photo: © Roland Paschhoff
It never felt right

This is a stark depiction of a lone figure in a black and white landscape, conveying isolation and loneliness. It was painted on antique glass, mounted on a LED light box.

Height 52 cm
Width 43.5 cm
Depth 10

Debbie Dawson Stained glass maker
Photo: © Roland Paschhoff
Little did we know...

This black and white composition was painted, engraved and sandblasted on antique glass and float glass. It combines fragments of text and tall figures situated in an abstract landscape.

Debbie Dawson Stained glass maker
Photo: © Roland Paschhoff
What's left is forever

A piece of antique glass and another of float glass were layered to achieve this painted landscape depicting desolate barren spaces with trees.

Debbie Dawson Stained glass maker

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