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E.J. McCartney

Eleanor-Jane is an artist living and working on the North Coast of Ireland. Her work ranges from small to large glass pieces - jewellery, framed work, wall art and working with clients; on commission pieces and organising Warm Glass workshops, taster sessions and courses. She is inspired by where she lives, the land and seascape, the structure of the land, and volcanic layers. She is fascinated by the concept of listening - to each other, the land, and to Creator Three-in-One.
 

She designs and makes her own pieces and her work was recently selected for The Mayor’s Exhibition, The Mayor’s Parlour, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council. She exhibits and sells her work locally and has been employed as a Glass Artist
designing course documents and delivering programmes for young people on Youth Diversion and Capacity Building projects in Ballysally/Churchlands, Ballymoney, 
Magherafelt, Maghera and Coleraine.  She has also designed and delivered a Workshop for NIGAT's Summer School (Northern Ireland's Groups for Art as Therapy) and been employed as a Community Artist facilitating group work for CRUN (Coleraine Rural and Urban Network), Oasis Causeway, Age Concern Causeway, Age Concern Dementia Group besides organising other community workshops.  
 

Current workshops are delivered in both Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre (Limavady) and Flowerfield Arts Centre (Portstewart); as well as those organised by Eleanor-Jane for clients. Her workshops are proving very popular for those wishing
to take a day away on the North Coast and spend an afternoon learning about warm glass, then designing and assembling glass pieces of their own. Private workshops for birthday parties, ladies who lunch, and, for example, a social group are both
relaxed and productive. Feel free to contact her for your own bespoke workshop.

 

In 2007 Eleanor-Jane graduated as a mature student from the University of Ulster with an Associate Bachelor Degree in Fine and Applied Art with Commendation. During her time at Art College she specialised in print-making and sculpture; it was
here that she experienced working with glass - fusing, casting and printing on glass. Since then she has developed her knowledge and skill of glass working, using both warm and cold processes in her practice.

 

Prior to moving to the North Coast Eleanor-Jane lived and worked in East Belfast. Hobbies include playing alto sax in a local 10-piece jazz band called The Rhythm Rascals who play at weddings and locals social events.