Ría O’Connor, is a Monaghan and Dublin based artist and educator born in 1997. She is currently in her fourth year of a BA Joint Honours Ceramics and Education degree in the National College of Art and Design, in Dublin. She is interested in the delicate and experimental nature of ceramics. Her work often concerns themes of fragility, memory and social issues within Ireland. Ría creates her work using paper clay porcelain with the use of hand building processes, she also slipcasts and throws. Her pieces often invite viewers to closely examine them and allow reflection on the social issues explored in her clay pieces and drawing.