Over the past twelve months Ceadogán and the NCAD worked together producing a module with third year students. This was creatively managed by Ceadogán designer and artist, Maree Hensey.Throughout the project Maree guided the students through the many processes involved in the design and manufacture of a hand-made Ceadogán rug. At the end of the module each student was invited to submit a rug design. From the large body of work that was presented the design of one student, Katie Hession, was selected.

Kate’s rug, entitled ‘Suaimhneas’, was exhibited at the Antiques Fair in the RDS (September 26th – 29th) and again at the Ceadogán Rugs Exhibition at the Opera Festival in Wexford (October 23rd – Nov 3rd.).

“Suaimhneas” seeks to fuse together urban texture and geometric architecture, with the juxtaposing tranquillity of rural life. Initial inspiration was drawn from abstracted photographs of city surfaces, and linear perspective drawings of buildings. between the urban and the rural.
This is a rug which is quite unusual both in terms of the design, which is quite retro, but also in the texture that Katie’s work demanded. It is also a design which lends itself to being interpreted in alternative colourways and in different sizes.