Edmond Byrne

Edmond has teaching experience in Irish and UK universities and has worked and travelled across the world attending workshops and seminars including working on the Dale Chihuly glassblowing team in the United States. Currently Edmond manages the glass workshops at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK, while producing his own work for exhibition. Private collections include Mary Boydell and Sarah Griffin. Much of his work addresses themes associated with the body, Edmond’s recent Exhibition ‘Making Sense – Craft and the Mind’ at Flow Gallery, London, used brain scans to explored the emotional processes of the brain, creating a series of vessels designed to induce specific emotions in the audience, based on the research of Dr. Paolo Fusar-Poli, Kings College, London.  Education, MA – Royal College of Art. Further Studies, Bachelor of Craft Design 2000, and Higher Diploma in Art and Design Education at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. Awarded include DCEB Set-up Grant 2002, the Pilchuck Partner Scholarship 2009, and the prestigious Dan Klein Memorial Travel Bursary 2011. He is also the recipient of several Crafts Council grants.