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Eduard Ruane | University of Sunderland

Glass and Ceramics BA (Hons)

  • Name: Eduard Ruane
  • Age: 23
  • Studying: Glass and Ceramics BA (Hons)
  • Hometown: Dublin, Ireland
  • Ambitions: To travel, take on several artist residencies and working towards teaching ceramics and glass at university level.

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September 13th, 2014

A Recap ! the year gone by, Liveonline its been great !

So I had a look through a few uploads tried my best to make a summary of it all somehow, I think it worked out ! lives online has  been great ! confidence boost and a real way to track my year I guess the highlights are degree show the year coming to and end. The kayaking ( adventure sunderland are great for this – university society ! ) I look forward to the new bloggers see what they bring to this epic epic experience !


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September 8th, 2014

Clearing out ! Last week in Sunderland

So its been a great week, I’m home to Dublin now.

It’s amazing how much one can acquire over 3 years abroad(see pallet below)

maybe its just the artist side, where everything is collected and never thrown away no matter how obscure it may look ! Assessments went great, and my new work I’m very pleased with the final outcome. A few days off at home and then straight into work progressions, studio set up and residency applications . Looking forward to following the new bloggers ! what a year its been !


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August 10th, 2014

Update from Ireland.. work progressions and throwing banter

spending some time down countryside way, getting those ideas rolling in, time to start work on a new series, enjoy, I’ve speeded up the end section incase you’re wondering its probably impossible to throw that fast !


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July 30th, 2014

Weeks update, colour run sunderland experience


What a unbelievable experience, just goes to show what Sunderland has on offer. I’ve been clearing out this week, ready to set off to Dublin tomorrow, i’ll be back soon though, keeping you guys updated with my studio set up at home and where I’m heading to next ! enjoy the video, I’m sure if you select hd it looks better !

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July 14th, 2014

My outlook, why you should study Glass and Ceramics here !

I hope you guys enjoy it !

Any questions please do comment here or message me on my Facebook page

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Be sure to select 1080P for the best quality !

July 13th, 2014

update where my work is at

So artwork  is well under way, I discovered a new frontier with my work, it was all go last week !

the professional development guidance has really helped me to figure out a market for my work and a possible post graduate study program. This will be my degree show work, it’s all about a new process creating a new landscape, the work is modular and I’m finding myself moving more and more towards a fine-art perspective.


Here is a video about how I have been going about my work within ceramics, the first design to the now final outcome above can take many months to piece together !

But It’s such an enjoyable journey, testing my own process, the fails and the success all come together to realise something wonderful.





July 12th, 2014

Meal of the week ! feta sweet potato and spinach quiche (gluten free)

So I’ve been looking for cheap Healthy delicious meals to cook, that can last a day depending on how Hungry I am !

This meal is just delicious, costing just under 5 quid for a large dish and yet so easy to cook !

2 teaspoons olive oil

1 red onion, cut into thin wedges

1 garlic clove, chopped

3 large  sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 . 5 cm cubesa)

2 1/2 cups baby spinach leaves, I used 150grams (measure firmly packed)

1 cup milk

6 eggs

one pack of  feta cheese, crumbled

fresh ground black pepper

1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese or cheddar cheese !


Grease a large glass dish, approximately 25-27cm in diameter.

Heat the olive oil in a large non-stick frying pan, add onion and garlic and cook for 1 minute, watch it doesn’t burn !.

Add sweet potato and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally until golden brown, this should take about 10 minutes.

Add spinach and cook, stirring 1 minute until spinach is wilted. Cool.

Add feta cheese, stir to combine and place into prepared flan dish.

Beat the 6 eggs in a large jug with milk, salt and pepper and pour over vegetables in flan dish.

Sprinkle with parmesan cheese ( I added pine nuts, optional i guess ! ) and and bake in a moderate oven 180°C 35-40 minutes until puffed and golden.

Allow to stand for 5-10 minutes before slicing.

De-liscious !

quiche ed

June 19th, 2014

Faculty time-lapse Glass and ceramics

I’ve been playing around with the idea of a rotational time-lapse as of late, here’s the first result, take a look at the facilities available for flameworking, glassblowing and coldworking here at university of Sunderland !

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June 18th, 2014

Roker morning Timelapse and screenprinting shenanigans

Updates this week, I was planning on making it to Roker Pier for sunrise, but it never appeared, that, or I was too late !

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June 13th, 2014

Glass and Ceramics Degree show opening night !

Glass and ceramics degree show opening night held at the National Glass Center, what a great evening, great speeches and great artwork from fellow students.

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