Throughout a long career as designer and lecturer of communication design, Irene often found refuge in the practice of manual arts and crafts, particularly ceramics and calligraphy. Now that she has time and space to focus on her own creativity, she takes great pleasure in exploring various materials and techniques.
Irene lives in Marcus Beach, near the ocean and Noosa's unique natural environment, which inspires and informs her work. Fascinated by detail, Irene strives to recreate the wonder of small things in nature, where the possibilities are endless.
Her work is a mixture of functional ware and whimsical sculpture forms.