Alison Byrne

Glass Artist

Alison Byrne is an artist, entrepreneur and educator. She graduated in 2008 from Wolverhampton College of Art, Uk with a BA in Glass Design. Her postgraduate study was at Bournemouth and Poole College Uk in 2010, where she graduated with a distinction in hot glass techniques.

Alison is the founder of WildBird Studio, a glass workshop producing minimalist geometric lighting and giftware for the domestic market. She runs short classes in stained glass for local communities and individuals. Alison served on the board of the Glass society of Ireland in various roles from Nov 2018 until Jun 2023, she was the Vice Chair of the Glass Society of Ireland between Jan 2021 - Jun 2023.

Alison’s latest artistic project ‘Bean No Tí’ is focusing on the Housing Crisis and her personal journey to finding a home as a single self employed woman in her mid 30’s. The project's first installment 'Hidden Homeless' was selected for Sculpture in Context 2023 and is an evocative arrangement of 12 small glass houses, exploring the pressing issue of the housing crisis in Ireland and its impact on individuals, couples, and families forced to live with relatives.

Insta & TikTok - @wildbirdstudio & @bean.no.ti

https://www.instagram.com/wildbirdstudio/

https://www.instagram.com/bean.no.ti/

https://www.tiktok.com/@wildbirdstudio

https://www.tiktok.com/@bean.no.ti

Experience & Achievements

Sep 2023 - ‘Sculpture In Context’, National Botanic Gardens, Sep - Oct 2023(*WINNER Glass Society of Ireland Award)

FLUX Members’ Showcase Exhibition, ‘The Bank’, The Digital Hub Dublin, May 2023

Sep 2022 - ReView pop up exhibition with GSOI

Nov 2021 - Designed and created the stage lights for the Tommy Tiernan Show on RTE. 2021 - Contributed to the GSOI Glass Quilt which exhibited in Venice glass week, Dublin Castle, Áras an Uachtaráin, NMI and in Scotland.

J o i n O u r N e w s l e t t e r


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