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Hi all - Orla O Visual Art will be taking a break for a couple of months - as due baba shortly. Will be back making as soon as I can, and will look forward to creating pieces for you again. Orla

‘Scaffolding’ Seamus Heaney | Words in Porcelain


Words in Porcelain – The Perfect Wedding Gift

Please allow up to two weeks for this piece to be made. If in stock I will ship within 2-3 days.

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Ships From: Ireland

Sold By : Orla O Visual Art In stock 10 × 8 in , , , .



Scaffolding Seamus Heaney, Poetry in Porcelain

One of the first poems the renowned Irish Poet Seamus Heaney ever wrote. A beautiful metaphorical poem about marriage, Heaney wrote it in order to appease his wife in a time of crisis.

The idea of the poem being that the scaffolds are the integral elements of marriage, and that the wall is their marriage as a whole. If the scaffolding breaks and they have an argument, then they can be confident that their wall/marriage is strong enough to stand without the support of the scaffolding.


Ming Porcelain


Raw Porcelain is rolled to create the tile. Each letter is hand imprinted into the clay. The clay is then fired in the potter’s kiln at 1290 degrees celsius, making it solid to withstand all elements.

The art tile is then mounted onto a white frame (20cm x 25cm approx) , with any inscription you would like written under the tile, otherwise this will be left blank.

*Each piece is custom made, and so the image is a representation of the finished piece.

Made in Ireland.

Additional information

Dimensions10 × 8 in


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About Vendor

Orla O is a Visual Artist based in Cork and is best known for her unique ‘Words in Porcelain’ offering and other porcelain frivolities.
She believes that words are immensely personal to those who consume them, and her love of words is very evident in her work. Her offering is an emotive one, aiming to stir the senses through meaningful words, forever immortalised in porcelain.

Shipping Policy

You will be notified as soon as your order has been dispatched by Orla O Visual Art, typically within 1-2 weeks. Estimated Delivery from date of dispatch: Within Ireland: 1-4 days. Internationally: 5-12 days.

Return Policy

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Shipping costs

Within Ireland10.00
Outside Ireland12.50

Shipping Details

Shipping from Ireland