SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020, 2015 Royal Ulster Academy

20 Thrown Contemporary Winter Show, London

20 Ceramics Showcase, Space Craft Gallery, Craft NI

21,19, 18, 17, 16, 15 Select Members’ Exhibition, Ceramics Ireland, Dublin Castle, Cowshed Gallery, Pearce Museum

21,19, 18, 17, 16, 15 Creative Peninsula Principal Exhibition, Ards Arts Centre

20 & 2018 North Down Craft Collective Exhibition Ards Arts Centre, Castle Espie Gallery, The Loft Gallery

19,17,16 Copeland Collective, 3rd, 4th and 5th Wave Exhibitions- Haptik Gallery, Carnegie Library, North Down touring exhibition

18,17,16 ForM Sculpture Exhibition, Walled Garden, Bangor

2017 Puffin Gallery, Ballycastle

2017 Five Create @ Studio Eight, Bangor

16 Creative Momentum, representing Northern Ireland, The Art Hub, Urkult, Sweden

16 Castle Espie Select Exhibition, Nature through Art

16 Haptik Gallery, Small Works Show

15 Fireland The Loft Gallery

 

SOLO EXHIBITION

2017 Loft Gallery, “Working with the elements”

 

AWARDS

2019 Arts Council Northern Ireland SIAP Grant to build a wood fired kiln

2019 Individual Artist’s Grant, Ards and North Down Borough Council Wood & soda firing course with Nic Collins & Sabine Nemet, Barn Pottery, Devon

2019 Work selected for Poster Campaign, The Creative Peninsula, Ards Arts

2017 Selected Maker for Scarva Pottery Supplies Calendar

2016 Nominated as “One to Watch” Craft NI for BBC NI The Arts Show

2016 Representing Northern Ireland, Creative Momentum, Arts Hub, Urkult, Sweden

2014 Margaret Creevy Prize “Best Achievement in Applied Art” SERC

 

RESIDENCES

2018-19 Ballinglen Residency, Co. Mayo Ards and North Down Borough Council

2016 Selected for Copeland Island residency in association with Copeland Island Observatory & Ards Arts

 

COMMISSIONS

Present from 2018 Collaboration with the National Trust, Mount Stewart creating exclusive site specific work

2019 Selected to make Awards for Signal Business Centre, Young Chef

2017 Bogland Lectern commissioned by Seamus Heaney, HomePlace, The Helicon Theatre

 

COLLECTIONS

2017 Permanent collection of pit fired and Bogland work, The Portico, Portaferry,

 

 

PUBLICATIONS & MEDIA

2021 featured ceramic artist in "Irish Ceramics, The very best of irish contemporary ceramics book"

2021 Guest speaker, West Forest Potters Guild

2021 Featured artist in Ireland's Homes, Interiors & Lifestyle magazine

2019 Featured artist, Ceramics Ireland “Celebrating 40 years of maker and community”

2019 Invited demonstrator, BBC Radio 4 Gardeners’ Question Time

2018 Featured Artist, BBC Countryfile Autumn Special

2018 Featured artist, Freckle Magazine

2016 “One to watch” BBC NI The Arts Show

 

 

SELECTED DESIGNER-MAKER

2021 NCC&G Artisan Craft market, Ballycastle

2020 CLAY 20: Festival of Clay, Devon

2017, 18, 19 The Guildhall, Derry

2017, 18,19 FE McWilliams Gallery

2015-19 Creative Peninsula

2019 Turf and Grain Magazine

2017, 18 Armagh Craft Fair

2018 Etsy Local

2016 Art&, York

2016 Creative Hub, Urkult, Sweden

Present from 2016 ND Craft Collective, Permanent maker

 

TEACHING, DEMONSTRATIONS, WORKSHOP FACILITATOR

On-going from 2015 Pit Firing workshops from own studio

2020 CLAY 20: Festival of Clay, Devon (Virtual)

2020 Maker Showcase, The Craftroom shop window, Comber

2019 “Hands Festival” An Creagan Pit firing workshop

2018 Experimental Archaeology, QUB, Building a Bronze Age Kiln workshop

2017 Speaker at Ceramics & it’s future Symposium, Millennium Gallery

2017 Speaker Creative Trails App launch, Creative Momentum, FE McWilliam’s Gallery

2017 Demonstrator, Seamus Heaney HomePlace Museum

2018,17Demonstrator, Open House Festival

2018,17 Heritage Craft, Pottery Thrower

2018,17,16 Creative Peninsula Open Studio Tours

2019,18,17,16 Demonstrator Antrim & Larne, Ards & North down Borough Councils

On-going from 2014 A’Level Art and Applied Art Portfolio work, selected artist and workshop facilitator

1988-2014 Art Co-Ordinator, Comber Primary School