EDUCATION

2014     Contemporary Applied Arts BA (Hons) , Belfast School of Art, University of Ulster, Belfast.

2013     Diploma in Professional Practice International, Belfast School of Art, University of Ulster, Belfast.

2010     Foundation Year for Specialist Degrees, Belfast School of Art, University of Ulster, Belfast.

EMPLOYMENT  

          Current    Project Officer - Craft Northern Ireland

2014       Studio and Programs Coordinator - Guldagergaard, International Ceramics Research Centre, Denmark.

2014      Glaze Archive Coordinator/Research Coordinator - Guldagergaard, International Ceramics Research Centre, Denmark.

2013      House Coordinator/Director’s Assistant - Guldagergaard, International Ceramics Research CentreDenmark.             

AWARDS/GRANT

            2015    'Emerging Artist Awarded Residency' - Kunstlerhaus Stadttöpherie, Neumünster, Germany.

            2014     IACI Muriel Gahan Scholarship Nominee - RDS National Craft Awards, Dublin. 

                         Craft and Design Collective Graduate Award - CDC, University of Ulster. 

                         Royal Ulster Academy Award for Outstanding Student - RUA, University of Ulster. 

                     Future Makers Student Award Winner - Material Support Fund, Design and Crafts Council of Ireland, Dublin. 

          2012     ERASMUS Grant - ERASMUS Working Placement, University of Ulster. 

2012    Richard.K Degenhardt Belleek Collectors’ Scholarship, - University of Ulster, Coleraine. 

2010    Foundation of Fine and Applied Arts Turner - University of Ulster, Belfast School of Art

EXHIBITIONS

            2016   'Shaping the Future' - Fishers Village, Finland.

                       'Ceramics Artist in Residence 2015' - Neümunster, Germany.

                      'Material Language' - Group Exhibition, Craft and Design Collective, Belfast.

                       'RDS National Craft Awards' - Royal Dublin Society Concert Hall, Dublin.  

            2015   'East Meets West' - Group Exhibition, Christmas Steps Gallery, Bristol, UK.

                       'Emerging Artist' - Kunstlerhaus Stadttöpherie, Neumünster, Germany.

                       'RDS National Craft Awards' - Royal Dublin Society Concert Hall, Dublin

                        'UNICUM 2015' - International Ceramic Triennial, Slovenia.

                         'Ceramic Art' - Solo Exhibition, Sparkassen Sjaelland, Skaelskor, Denmark.

                         'The KIT Project Open Studio Exhibition' - Skaelskor, Denmark.

            2014     National Craft and Design Fair - RDS Stand, RDS Concert Hall Dublin.

                         'RDS National Craft Awards' - RDS Selected Travelling Exhibition, Hunt Museum, Limerick.

                          'RDS National Craft Awards' - RDS Concert Hall, Dublin

                            'Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition' - Ulster Museum, Belfast   

                             'Craft Fest' - Craft and Design Collective, Castleward.

                           'Open Minds' - Belfast School of Art. 

2013      ‘We are the Simulacrum’ - Chesapeake Arts Center, Baltimore, USA

                ‘Window 107’ - Istedgade, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2012       ‘Bangor Castle Wall Garden Sculpture Exhibition 2012’ - Bangor.    

                 ‘Fusion’ - Spacecraft Gallery, Belfast, UK.                                   

                 ‘2Steps Forward’ - Craft NI, Cotton Court, Belfast.                      

                 ‘Student Exhibition’ - Belfast School of Art, Belfast.                      

                 ‘Firsty? Easter Showcase’ Bangor.                                

2011        ‘Student Exhibition’ - Belfast School of Art, Belfast.                        

                 ‘Fusion’ - Spacecraft Gallery, Belfast.                             

2010        ‘Foundation of Fine and Applied Arts End of Year Show’ - Belfast School of Art, Belfast. 

2009        ‘True Colours’- CCEA, Clarendon Dock, Belfast.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

            2016   'Presentation - Future Lights' Ceramics and its Dimensions, Fiskars Village, Finland.

                       'Participant - Ceramics and its Dimensions' - International Museum of Ceramics, Faenza, Italy.

                        'Voluntary Content Producer' - Creative? UK.

                        'Advisor' - Design and Crafts Council of Ireland, Kilkenny, Ireland.

                        'Workshop Support and Invited Artist' - Shaping the Future, KAHLA, Germany.

            2015     Presentation/Lecture- Künstlerhaus Stadttöpferei, Neumünster. 

                         'UNICUM 2015 - International Ceramic Triennial' -  Selected Triennial Catalogue Book, Slovenia.

                         'The National Museum of Slovenia - Permanent Collection ' - Selected Artwork

                         'RDS National Craft Award 2015' - Selected Exhibition Catalogue, Royal Dublin Society.       

                         'Research Visit: Rosenthal Archives, Porzellanikon, Selb, Germany

                         'Young Ambassador' - Ceramics and its Dimensions Presenter - The National Museum Belgrade, Gallery of Frescos Belgrade, Serbia.

                         'Presentation/Lecture' - Contemporary Applied Arts, University of Ulster, Belfast.

2014    KIT Artist Collective Member - Skælskør, Denmark.

            'Ceramique Biennial, Paris 2014' - Guldagergaard Representative.

            'European Ceramics Wood Firing Conference, 2014' - Facilitator, Guldagergaard, ICRC, Denmark

            'Craft Fest' Graduate Demonstrator - Craft and Design Collective, Craft Month, Castleward.

             'RDS National Craft Awards' -  Selected Exhibition Catalogue, Royal Dublin Society.

             'Getting Artistic In Denmark' - NI Business NOW. Interview, by Rebecca Kincade

              The Art Show BBC - Celebrating the Best of Arts and Culture in Northern Ireland. Interviewed by Marie-Louise Muir.

              'Open Minds'  - Catalogue selected image, Contemporary Applied Arts, Belfast School of Art.

               Drawing Dialogues Symposium Student Participant - Lab at The MACUlster Festival of Art and Design, Belfast.

               Masterclasses in the Applied Arts Participant -Lecture, Workshop, Seminar. Includes; Christoph ZellwegerNicholas Mosse

2013       ERASMUS Working Placement Lecture Presenter - Contemporary Applied Arts, University of Ulster, Belfast.  

  3D Print Workshop Participant - Guldagergaard, ICRC, Denmark. 

  Masterclasses in the Applied Arts Participant - Lecture, Workshop, Seminar. Includes; Christie BrownElizabeth Callinicos.

  Young Ambassador - ‘Ceramics and it’s Dimensions', The European Ceramics Society, - Museé national Adrien Dubouché, 

  Limoges, France. 

               Student Intern - The Leach Pottery Studio, St. Ives, Cornwall, England.

               Organising Assistant and administrative Assistant - Minister of Culture and City Mayor event, Guldagergaard, ICRC,

               Denmark.

               Director’s/Curator’s Assistant - Anniversary Exhibition, Guldagergaard, ICRC, Denmark.

               Organising Assistant and Administrative Assistant - Project Network Exhibition, Guldagergaard, ICRC, Denmark. 

               Richard.K Degenhardt Belleek Collectors’ Scholarship Presenter - University of Ulster, Coleraine.

2012      Coordinator Assistant and Attendee - Print Symposium 2012, Guldagergaard, ICRC, Denmark.

               Scandinavian Ceramics Symposium Attendee - ScanCeram 2012, Hjorring, Denmark.

               Studio/House Assistant - Guldagergaard, ICRC, Denmark.

  Coordinating Assistant and Team Member - Brick Project, Guldagergaard, ICRC, Denmark

  Glass Masterclass, deep bowl slumping, fusing, casting, pate de verre - Karl Harron, Belfast School of Art.

2011      Chair Person - Contemporary Applied Arts Society, University of Ulster, Belfast.    

  Glass Masterclass of Pate de verde - Alison Lowry, Belfast School of Art.

  Masterclasses in the Applied Arts Participant - Lecture, Workshop, Seminar. Includes; Colin ReidDeirdre McLoughlan

  Paul ScottAnnie CattrellMette Saabye.     

2010      Co-Founder, Secretary - Contemporary Applied Arts Society, University of Ulster, Belfast.

 

 

Faenza, Italy.