Originally from Ireland, Neill is an artist and teacher based in Carmarthen.
These are fine raku vessels with Japanese inspired decoration.
Neil's work can be seen in the King Street Gallery in Carmarthen.
Neill initially took up stained glass construction when he was in his mid 20’s by attending National Diploma course at Belfast Metropolitan College and Dublins National College of Art and Design before being accepted at Carmarthen School of Creative arts to fulfil a Degree in Ceramics.
Within the first year, students are introduced to all the different construction techniques for working with clay and Curran found throwing to be the most interesting, as well as the Challenge of Raku firing, which test clay to its parameters – pulling the piece out of the red hot 1000c heat and then starved of oxygen.
As well as gaining his Degree, Curran was awarded Student of the year and offered a years residency. Selected for Graduate 2013, work selected by Pete Fowler.
He showcased his work at the prestigious New Designers event in London which enabled him to make a number of positive contacts with respective Galleries
2015 Accecepted into the Makers Guild in Wales
2014 Winner of the Bevere Gallery UK Graduate Award 2014
2014 King Street Gallery, winner of Graduate Show
2013 College Residence, Coleg Sir Gar
2013 Graduate 2, best graduate work in Wales
2013 Coleg Sir Gar, Carmarthenshire College, Dave Clark Award for