MARGARET O'RORKE (b. 1938)
Margaret O’Rorke lives and works in Oxford. First training as a painter at the Chelsea School of Art she then took up pottery at Camberwell. Her fulltime career started later in life, working with translucent porcelain. In 1992 she spent three formative months working in Ryoji Koie’s studio in Japan. Since then she has exhibited widely and participated in numerous residencies, including one at the International Ceramic Research Centre in Denmark in 2007 and two in Jingdezhen Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute in China in 2007 and 2008.
Margaret O'Rorke frequently works to commission and with each piece, incorporating the lighting technology is an integral part of the creative process. Installations, including chandeliers, wall pieces and fountains, all involve complex engineering, both electrical and mechanical.
Above: Margaret O'Rorke with her 'Circles of Wings' light sculpture, 2001
Exhibitions at Galerie Besson
|Twenty Years - Twenty Pots||Sep - Oct 2008|
|Classic and Contemporary Ceramics||Feb - Mar 2007|
|Classic and Contemporary Ceramics||Jan - Feb 2006|
|Contemporary Potters||Feb - Mar 2004|
|Fernando Casasempere and Margaret O'Rorke||Nov - Dec 2001|
|Commemorative Mugs for the Millennium||Dec 1999 - Jan 2000|
|Margaret O'Rorke: Light Sculptures||Mar 1995|