The unique sculptures of Seamus Moran -
Like all artists, I have always enjoyed making things. It's the idea of transferring something which was just a thought, into a tangible visual object which I find so addictive. Since I can remember I have painted/sculpted/assembled all manner of things from a variety of materials, gradually moving towards sculpture as my weapon of choice. Working in 3D produces objects; objects which can be viewed from different angles, seen in different lights and cast different shadows. They are tactile as well as visual, and have a real physical presence. Most of my work is about capturing a non-representational presence.
I graduated in 1984 in Ceramics with glass and started work as a Model/mouldmaker in the Potteries in Stoke on Trent. It was here that I learned about production and how I could get to make exactly what I wanted time and time again. A twist of fate brought me to Cornwall in 1988, and another made me redundant. I went into business with my friend Richard in 1990 trading as Design Clinic, specialising in innovative resin-cast giftware (see www.designclinic.co.uk). I designed and sculpted almost everything the company has ever produced, creating a niche in the market for the fusion of styles which has become the Design Clinic trademark.
I have been a partner in Design Clinic ever since, mass-producing my designs and selling them world-wide. http://www.seamusmoran.com/