MA (Research) – Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork. 2008
BA (Hon’s) 3D Design (Metal/ Glass) – Middlesex University, London, U.K. 1994
2020: Centre Culturel Irlandais & DCCI Residency, Paris, France.
2019: Golden Fleece Award.
2009, ’10 & ’19, Culture Ireland Award – (Travel and Dissemination)
2010, ’11, ’17: Golden Fleece Award – Merit Prize
2010: Business to Arts Awards: Commissioned Artist.
2009 & ’10: RDS First Prize Contemporary Ceramics
2009: Ceramics Ireland Award – RDS
2009: National Museum of Ireland/DCCI Purchase Award
2008: Irish Arts Review & DCCI Inaugural Emerging Maker Award
2006-2008: MTU/C.I.T. Post-graduate Research Scholarship Award
SELECTED CURRENT/FUTURE EXHIBITIONS
Process: A Living Thing.
Dean Arts Studios. Chatham Row, Dublin 2, Ireland.
Curated by Marysia Wieckiewicz-Carroll.
Solo exhibition exploring studio practice and process s in the development of new work. Exhibition to include drawings, 3D collage, experimental work & finished pieces from the Teasel and Banksia series.
June 16th -26th 2023
Making In Event & Exhibition. ‘TIME’. Joseph Walsh Studios, Fartha Riverstick, Co. Cork. Curated by Joseph Walsh and Brian Kennedy.
Reflections on the passage of time, showing work that was exhibited in ‘Material Poetry’ in New York in 2012 alongside current work by the artists involved. International event moderated by curator and writer, Glenn Adamson, conversations with designers, artists and makers including Mira nakashima, Satoru Ozaki, Phillip Treacy, Tod Williams and Bille Tsien. September 9 & 10th 2022 (Event) – exhibition continues to January 2023.
Conjuring Form. National Design and Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland. Curated by Alice Stori Liechtenstein.
Exhibition of work by selected makers from the Portfolio Critical Selection 2021. (Shown at Doneraile House Estate, OPW, Co. Cork in August 2021). August 5th 2022.
Irish Craft Heroes Exhibition and Book Launch.
National Design and Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland. Exhibition Touring also to Kilkenny Castle, Dublin Castle, Fota House, Cork. GMIT, Galway. Exhibition and book celebrating the 50 most influential makers/craftspeople in Ireland over the last 50 years. Touring Exhibition July 2021 – December 2022. Book launch: 5th August 2022
ROKSANDA. 9 Mount Street, Mayfair, London, U.K. Exhibition of sculptural work responding to the unique interior designed by Sir David Adjaye and current collection by Roksanda Illinčić. 6th July – 1st September 2022
COLLECT Art Fair. Somerset House, London, U.K. National Design and Craft Gallery of Ireland. 23- 27 February 2022
Golden Fleece Award, Exhibition of past prizewinners, curated by Aisling Prior. Solstice Arts Centre, Meath, Ireland. 23 April – 3 June 2022
SELECTED PAST EXHIBITIONS
2021 New Threads. Crawford Art Gallery, Cork Ireland. Curated by Michael Waldron. Selected works from new acquisitions purchased for the National Art Collection, Ireland.
2021 On Nature Keramiekcentrum Tiendschuur Tegelen, Netherlands
2020: Realising Form, Make @ Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Bruton, Somerset, U.K.
2020: In the Age of The Conscious Maker, NCAD Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2010, ’11, ’12, 19. Ceramic Art London – RCA & CSM, London, U.K.
2019-’20: Surface Matters, Dublin Castle, NDC, Kilkenny Ireland & Barcelona, Spain
2018 – ’19: Earth, Wind & Fire-Made in Cork Contemporary’, Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland.
2018: HOMO FABER – San Giorgio Maggiori, Venice, Italy.
2018: Seven Makers’, National Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.
2017 -’18: “Theyre Fired!’ Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Florida, U.S.A.
2017-’18: National Museum of Ireland, Dublin. ‘Shadow of Sodeisha’. Exhibition of Irish and Japanese artists curated by Dr. Audrey Whitty & Michael Moore.
2017: ‘Touchstone’ Ceramics Ireland Triennnale Exhibition. Dublin, Ireland touring.
2009,’10, 17 R.H.A., Dublin, Ireland. Annual Summer Exhibition.(Invited artist)
2017: Art Geneva’. Taste Contemporary Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland.
2015 & 2016: In Residence 1 & 2, Oliver Sears Gallery, London, U.K.
2015: DESIRE PATHS, Nuala O’Donovan & Andrew Vass,ARTHOUSE1,London, U.K.
2015: ‘Sculpture As Textile’, Bluecoat Arts Centre, Liverpool, U.K.
2014: R.U.A. Annual Exhibition, Invited artist, Belfast,Northern Ireland.
2013-’14: ‘EnArt’, British and Irish Artists. Taichung & Taipei, Taiwan. & touring
2013: Five into Four’, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin Ireland.
2012 & 2013: ‘Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London, U.K. (Feature as selected artist, ‘Work of the Week’ – 2012)
2011 -’12: ‘Dubh-Dialogues in Black’, A.I.H.S., 5th Avenue, New York, U.S.A.
2011 – ’12: ‘TransForm’, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin & National Touring Exhibition.
2012: SOFA New York, (Flow gallery, London), New York, U.S.A.,
2010 & 2012: Collect, N.D.G., Saatchi Galleries, London U.K.
2011: ‘Talking in Clay’, The Courtyard, Herefordshire Centre for the Arts, U.K.
2010-’11 ‘MATERIALpoetry’, A.I.H.S., 5TH Avenue, New York City, U.S.A.
2009: ‘Organic Symmetry’, National Craft Gallery of Ireland, Kilkenny, Ireland.
2008-’09: ‘Breaking Out’, Emerging makers at the NCG, Kilkenny, Ireland.
2008: Nature in Clay. Solo Exhibition, Keane on Ceramics Gallery, Kinsale, Ireland