Deirdre McCrory who lives in Hillsborough, Co. Down, N. Ireland, trained at Belfast College of Art and the Royal College of Art, London. Deirdre has worked as an applied artist specialising in enamelling and printmaking. She has exhibited nationally and internationally both as an individual artist and as a member of the British Society of Enamellers and Seacourt Print Workshop. She is a member of the American Enamellist Society. Deirdre’s work is in numerous public and private collections including the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Dublin Castle, Ulster Museum and the Lisburn Museum. She has received awards from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
Deirdre’s imagery comes from her environment at home and abroad and the plants and animal life that encroach on it. Inspiration very often comes from patterns in nature, from organic material growing and decaying, and movement in shapes and colour. She is interested in the exploration and development of images.
Experimentation in the processes of enamelling and printmaking enables her to create the finished pieces. Her drawings and photographs provide source material.
Deirdre has worked with her husband Michael over many years enamelling heraldic emblems for his silverware. Recently she has worked with their daughter Cara Murphy and Michael enamelling their three dimensional silver forms.
Major Public Collections
Arts Council of Northern Ireland
Dublin Castle – Presidential Shield for Mary Robinson
Royal College of Art
University of Ulster – Mace and Staves
2005 Arts Council of Northern Ireland Support for Individual Artist Programme
2006 Selected for Crafts Council of Ireland Portfolio
2013 Arts Council of Northern Ireland Support for Individual Artist Programme
2013 Arts Council of Northern Ireland Travel Award
Work can be seen at
Dog House Gallery, Comber, N. Ireland
Graphic Studio Gallery, Cope Street, Dublin, Ireland