Sinterella: An Exploration of Visual Material-Based Art Storytelling

An exhibition with Martha Cashman, Annita McKee and Insaf Yalcinkaya. Sinterella will be accompanied by a series of free workshops for children and young people facilitated by Vicky Smith and Nathalie El Baba. Limited places available.

Sintering is the process of fusing powder-based materials into a solid state through a reaction to high temperature. In clay work, sintering is when particles stick together permanently, and the work is considered fully fired.

Sinterella is a group exhibition produced to explore the idea of telling stories through material. Each artist chooses her material as a method to express a narrative. The process of the works’ creation is often regarded as phases or drafts for a finished piece, but in Sinterella, we look at the creative process as a paragraph that lives on as an integral part of the entire story.
Cashman and McKee’s projects respond to useful household objects and use the clay to explore the pebbles to tell different stories, perhaps less utilitarian, about our life and our history. Yalcinkaya uses plaster, a material “cousin” of clay, to connect a Kurdish mythological narrative to her life in Ireland.


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08 to 22 August 2021


glor, Causeway Link, Ennis, Co. Clare,


Free of Charge

Opening Hours

"Mon – Friday 10am - 3pm Sat 10am - 4pm"

Further Information

Sinead Cahill
[email protected]

Participatory aspect

12 visitors at any one time

Suitability for families

Suitable for all ages

GPS Co-Ordinates

V95 VHP0