Introduction

Introduction

Introduction

Even from a young age Louise Browne was always to be found making a variety of items, studying both textiles and art and design, it was at the age of 17 years that she discovered pottery and was hooked. Completing a BA Hons Degree in 3D Design Ceramics from the Kent Institute of Art and Design, Louise began working with Porcelain and her smocked fabrics for her final years work.  Graduating in 2000 and like amny Art graduates was forced to join the 9-5 workforce but never feeling totaly fullfilled.  In 2007 she moved to the all inspiring Connemara region of Ireland to persue her dreams.  Here she continued to develop her Porcelain ranges and was increasingly inspired by her natural environment and began working with impressed floral details.

It was in Spring 2010 that living Ginger Designs was born, where her Smocked and Flora ranges happily sit side by side and are now recognised as her signature pieces.  Louise's work is stocked in many galleries and craft boutiques throughout Ireland and beyond.

In 2012 Louise produced an exclusive range of work for The Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, London. More recently in 2016/17 Louise has produced a vast number of dishes for Grune Erde in Austria for their shops and 2017/18 catalogue.

The name Living Ginger Designs was adopted from Louise's late mothers pottery name, originally inspired by that of Jack B Yeats where 'Art should seek continuity, impetuosity and exuberance aiming at the living ginger if life'.  Living Ginger Designs workshop is based in Oughterard, Co Galway Ireland.