Dervla Clarke creates archival quality prints on paper from her original designs.
Dervla graduated from the National College of Art and Design in Ireland in 1994 and has worked in the design field ever ever since. Based in Dublin, Dervla lived for many years in San Francisco, New York and Berlin and draws on the diverse influences from those experiences in her designs.
What craft do you work with?
What inspires you to work with this craft?
In her designs Dervla combines a classic minimalist design approach with a vibrant colour palette. Dervla also seeks to re-imagine beloved Irish heritage symbols for a contemporary Irish and international audience.
How would you best describe your workspace and what tools could you not do without?
Her prints are made in Dublin using a variety of media and print techniques. All papers she works with are carefully selected sustainable papers. Each individual print is signed by Dervla in her maker’s studio.
What have you learnt or the best advice you have received that you would like to share with fellow crafters?
Sustainability is very important to Dervla and each piece is produced with a minimum of waste using eco-friendly printing methods.
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