Curriculum Vitae

1953 Born Dublin, Ireland

1971-1974   Attended Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design and specialised in ceramics
1975-1978   Worked in Fergus O’Farrell’s Craft Workshop
1979 Studied glaze making with Harry Horlock-Stringer in London
1979-1984 Set up a studio and launched a range of slab built decorative boxes.These were sold to shops and galleries in Ireland, Germany and the United States
1984-1985 Travelled to Australia and Indonesia visiting local potteries
2000 Attended a master class on coil building with Deirdre McLoughlin
2002 Set up a new studio and works full time as a ceramic artist
2007 Selected for Crafts Council of Ireland “Portfolio”

Solo Exhibitions
2009 Millcove Gallery, Castletownbere, Co Cork


Group Exhibitions

2016
The Royal Hibernian Academy 186th Annual Exhibition.  Dublin
VASE: Function Reviewed. National Craft Gallery.  Kilkenny
The Royal Ulster Academy 135th Annual Exhibition.  Belfast

2015
Portfolio @ Solomon, Solomon Gallery, Dublin
Centred, Wandesford Quay, Cork
The Royal Hibernian Academy 185th Annual Exhibition, Dublin
Create 2015, Brown Thomas, DublinChristmas group show, The Graphic Gallery, Dublin

2014
The Royal Hibernian Academy 184th Annual Exhibition, Dublin
Eigse open submission exhibition, Visual Art Centre, Carlow
Centred, Farmleigh, Dublin
Vue, Portfolio at the RHA, Dublin

2013
Open submission show, the Concourse, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council
Ceramics Art London,UK
Royal Hibernian Academy 183rd Annual Show, Dublin
Bravera, The Blue Egg Gallery, Wexford
Irish Craft Portfolio at the RHA, Dublin

2012 'Source'. The Concource, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
'The Art of Craft'. The Market Place Arts Centre, Armagh
Royal Hybernian Academy 182nd Annual Show, Dublin
'Irish Ceramics' at The Barony Centre, West Kilbride, Scotland
Ceramics Ireland Annual Selected Show. Rathfarnham Castle, Co Dublin
'Portfolio' at the RHA, Dublin

2011
Portfolio, National Crafts Gallery, Kilkenny
Royal Hibernian Academy 181st Annual Show. Dublin
transFORM. Farmleigh, Dublin and Millennium Gallery, Portadown
Contemporary Craft from Ireland, New Ashgate Gallery. Surrey. UK
Portfolio at RHA. Dublin
'Create' Down Arts Centre, Downpatrick, Co Down

2010
‘Breath', Bluewall Gallery, Cavan
Portfolio at the National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny
Royal Hibernian Academy 180th Show, Dublin
3rd Annual Irish Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition
Mill Cove Gallery. Castletownbere. Cork
Shanghai Expo, Ireland Pavilion, Shanghai
'Sculpture in Context' National Botanical Gardens, Dublin

2009
‘Organic Geometry’ National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny
Royal Hibernian Academy 179th Show, Dublin
Ceramics at the Hallward. Merrion Sq. Dublin
Designers and Makers. F.E.McWilliam Gallery, Banbridge, Co Down

2008
‘Second Nature’ Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford
‘Sculpture in Context’ National Botanical Gardens, Dublin
‘Ceramics at the Hallward’ Merrion Square, Dublin
Ceramics Ireland Show Dalkey Castle, Co Dublin
Plan Expo at the RDS, Dublin
Royal Hibernian Academy 178th Show, Dublin
‘Winter to Spring’ at the Hallward, Merrion Square, Dublin

2007
’17 Prime Makers’ Farmleigh, Dublin
’17 Prime Makers’ Aberystwyth, Wales
‘Sculpture in Context’ National Botanical Gardens, Dublin
Ceramics Ireland Show, Dalkey Castle, Co Dublin
Plan Expo at the RDS, Dublin


International Fairs
2013 Ceramic Art London, UK
2010 Shanghai Expo, China

Collections
Consulate General of Ireland, Shanghai, China
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council
Office of Public Works – Private Collections
National Museum of Ireland

Awards
2008 Winner of Hallward Ceramic Sculpture Award
2009 Etaine Hickey Award for Surface Decoration
2010 Crafts Council of Ireland's Excelence in Making award in association with the Mill Cove Gallery
2012 Winner of the Ceramics Ireland,Peter Brennan Pioneering Award
2016 Winner of 135th Royal Ulster Academy perpetual silver medal prize.  Sponsered by Tom Caldwell Instalations.