Having studied at Dun Laoghaire School of Art & Design, Etain travelled
and worked in different potteries before returning to Ireland and setting
up her studio with Jim.
Etain's individual work has been widely exhibited both in Ireland and abroad as far afield as San Francisco and Tokyo and is in many public and private collections.
In recent developments she has perfected her own blend of paper pulp and white clay to create paper clay. These flat sheets are strong, light andeasy to handle in their raw state and can be manipulted to form (3D) heads and figures or used flat like a canvass. Etain has always loved patterns. Tapestries, Persian carpets, Icon paintings and Islamic art with its rich colours are all strong influences.
In 2005 she opened her own shop in Clonakilty