Dublin born sculptor Ian Pollock is primarily a self-taught artist and has spent his career working in the Cast Foundry in the Liberties area of Dublin. Working exclusively in bronze, Pollock has worked with art ever since he was a young child. His work is a three dimensional diary of his daily existence. His bronzes are cast using a ‘cire perdue’ (lost wax) method in ceramic shell moulds.
Inspiration for his sculptures comes from aspects of daily life. Pollock sees his work ‘like a three dimensional diary’ of his life. “I never limit myself to one subject or style of work and can never say where the work will go next which makes it exciting for myself and I hope for the viewer. I like the fact that bronze is so permanent, a bronze sculpture is going to be around forever.”
In pursuit of excellence he has compiled meticulous craftsmanship in the medium of bronze sculpture. Pollock’s work has been exhibited and sold throughout Ireland and the UK, including the Oireachtas, RHA and the RUA where he won the Mullan Prize for sculpture in 2003.
His work can be found in the collections of the Office of Public Works and University College Dublin as well as many private collections in Europe and the USA. Large commissions include an eleven foot flight of birds for Largy College in Clones, Co. Monaghan, a life sized sculpture of James Joyce in Dublin’s Temple Bar, a commission for the Beacon Hospital in Dublin.
Pollock continues to exhibit with Ireland's leading galleries while working in the Cast Foundry.