History

Education: University of Ulster
B.A. (Hons)3 Dimensional Design 1977-1981

Prison Service Workshops 2012-2017

30 year Retrospective, Island Arts Centre 2011

War on Want Art exhibition 2010

Mill Cove Gallery, Kerry, exhibition 2010

Zozimus Gallery, Dublin 2009

Arts Council Award VOYPIC (Vulnerable Foster Children)  Mosaic Board , 2009

 

Major Shows:

Flowerfield Arts Centre, single show. 2016

Solomon Gallery, Dublin. One person show. 2015

Permanent collection of recent work, Taylor Gallery, Belfast 2009: to present –

Jerpoint Glass Studio, Kilkenny – inclusion in christmas and summer shows 2008/2009:

Hallward Gallery, Dublin. Summer and Christmas shows 2008:

Castle Gallery, Inverness, 2006/2007

Townhouse Gallery, Belfast. 2005

20/21 Gallery, Scunthorpe. Solo show 2004

Ulster Museum Group Show 2001

Island Arts Centre Solo Show 2001
Irish Contemporary Ceramics Road Show currently touring British Isles 2000-2001

Balance House with Neil Shawcross: 1

Irish Contemporary Ceramics show: 1997

Pinebank Gallery: One woman show: 1996

Chicago: Group Show: 1995

Florida: Group Show: 1994

Proticus Gallery, Wales. One-woman show: 1993

Down Arts Centre, Downpatrick. One woman: 1993

Crescent Arts Centre. Belfast. One-woman show: 1992

Aberswysth Arts Centre, Solo show 1991

Liberty’s London.Irish promotion.

Helga Maltan gallery, Germany:1990

Ards Art Centre, Newtownards: One woman show: 1991

Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart. 3 potters:1990

Cavehill Gallery, Belfast. Mixed show:1989

Crafts Council of Ireland. Barry’s Teapot show:1989

Crafts Council of Ireland. Animal Crackers Easter show: 1989

Craftworks, Belfast. Christmas show: Various years

Harmony Hill Arts Centre. One woman show: 1988 Harmony Hill Arts Centre. Open Ceramics: 1987

Public Art Work/Recognition

Irish ceramic Artist Award. 2016.

2008/2009: Killyleagh Primary School, Lottery funded ‘Wishing Chair (with Bruce White)

2007: Aghagallon Playgroup, major ceramic wall piece.

2006: Donaghcloney Primary School – Ceramic Earthenware Village wall piece.

2005: Oxford Island, ‘Raku workshops’ with the public

2004: Ceramic Mosaic wallpiece, Play Resource Centre, Craigavon

2003: YMCA, Art Work, Portadown

2002: Public Mosaic, Footprints Womens Centre, Belfast

2001: Public Mosaic, Sallay Gardens, Poleglass

2000-2001 – Public Ceramic Commission for New Causeway Hospital, Coleraine

1998: Making a difference Awards. Commissioned work

1997: Commissioned trophies for Belfast City Council’s Art and Literary Awards

1997: Arts Council award for ceramic mural for Royal Victoria Hospital for Sick Children

1996: Member of arts team for the new Royal Victoria Hospital for Sick Children. My ideas were incorporated into the design for the floor area

Winner of “one off” category in Barry’s Teapot competition, Dublin. Judged by amongst others Takeshi Yasuda and awarded by Mr Peter Barry a former Foreign Minister of Ireland.

Filmed at work by the BBC Northern Ireland arts programme “29 Bedford Street”.

Best of degree show featured in Crafts magazine

Major review of recent work in Circa magazine.

Arts Council Lecturer for ‘Talks On’ Program

Recently placed on lecturers list of the Arts Council for Northern Ireland ·

Touring ‘Eccentric Teapot’ roadshow sponsored by Arts Care and Arts Council

The sale of one-off pieces to America

Member of the Irish Contemporary Ceramics Society

 

Public Collections:
National Museum, Dublin

Ulster Museum, Belfast

 

Private Collections:

Secretary of State: Dr Mo Mowlam

Mary Peters OBE

Senator George Mitchell

President Mary Robinson

Mr Peter Barry. TD

Previous long term work

Ceramics Tutor, St Michaels Grammar School, Lurgan, Co Armagh (2 days per week)

Artist on the Arts Council Creative Youth Programme (CYP) (www.cypni.org )


Teaching/Tutoring Experience
I have worked with the following groups:

 

Creative Youth Programme

An Arts programme for schools funded in partnership by the Northern Ireland Arts Council and the Education Boards.

 

Minority Groups:
Young people with learning disabilities

Visually Impaired/Deaf

Travellers Children

Young Offenders

Young Mothers

Downs Children

Elderly (Chest/Heart/Stroke)

 

Other groups:
Youth groups

Schools

Art Centres

Community Groups

Playgroups