A native of Cork, Luke Sisk b.1983, graduated from the Crawford College of Art & Design with a BA First Honours in Contemporary Applied Arts. Sisk works primarily with ceramics but has also worked with glass. In 2012, he was chosen to be part of the first exchange programme between the Glass Studio of the Shanghai University of Fine Art and CCAD. While there he studied kiln formed cast glass techniques as part of a two month exchange.
For the second half of his degree Sisk focussed his attention on creating site specific work, using clay as the medium to record and relay historical details. By physically tracing sections of the site with clay, making glazes with elements of the site contained in them, or referencing traditional crafts and techniques, he finds ways of representing facts in a 3-Dimensional way.
Sisk does not restrict himself to using just clay, and is willing to employ whatever techniques and materials, such as projection, mixed media and found materials from the site, to help achieve his results.
Recent exhibitions include Now Wakes The Sea, Kinsale Arts Week 2014; (Paris) Cork (Spleen) Thing, CIT Wandesford Gallery 2014; Na hOibreacha/The Works, CCAD Degree Show 2014; Dead Lines, St. Finbarres Cathedral, 2013. Sisk was awarded the Three Month Ceramic Studio Residency by the National Sculpture Factory and the DBI Purchase Prize award for his work in the CCAD Degree Show.