C.V.

High Tea Bird Pride


1978.........Born Calgary, Canada
1997-2000 Cumbria College of Art & Design
................Ba(hons) Degree in Design Crafts
1996-1997 Limavady College of Further & Higher Education
................Btec in Foundation Art & Design

AWARDS
2014.........Commendation, Ceramics of Europe, Westerwaldprize,Keramikmuseum, Germany
2013.........Anna Cheyne Award, Island Arts Centre, Lisburn
2011.........The Earnest Anderson Memorial Bursary, Castlereagh Borough Council

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2013.........McKenna Gallery, Omagh
2012.........Cregagh Library, Belfast
2005.........The John Hewitt, Belfast

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014.........Ceramics of Europe, Westerwaldprize, Keramikmuseum, Germany
................Ceramics Ireland Summer Annual, Botanic Gardens, Dublin
................The Irish Ceramic Awards, Millcove Gallery, The Beara Peninsula
................Valentine, Spacecraft, Belfast
................Tyrone Open Art Submission Exhibition, Strule Arts Centre, Omagh
2013.........Passion for Freedom, London
................Ceramics Ireland Annual, Rathfarnham
................Anna Cheyne Exhibition, Island Arts Centre, Lisburn
................The London Street Gallery, Derry/Londonderry
................Tyrone Design Guild, Strule Art Centre, Omagh
................The Irish Ceramic Awards, Millcove Gallery, The Beara Peninsula
2012.........'Excellence' in Ceramics, Millcove Gallery, The Beara Peninsula
................Group Show, Artists at The Mill, Belfast
................A Christmas Trilogy, Spacecraft, Belfast
................Group Show, Leitrum Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton
................'Catalogue', Oh Yeah Centre, Culture Night, Belfast
2011.........In the House, Craft Fest Exhibition
................Valentine, Space Craft, Belfast
2010 .........'Tuscan Dreams' 4-person show, McKenna Gallery,Omagh
................Canvas Gallery, 4-person Sculpture show Stranmillis, Belfast
................Summer Show, McKenna Gallery, Omagh
................Ceramics Ireland Exhibition, Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin
................3rd Annual Irish Contemporary Ceramics Awards, The Mill cove , Cork
................Group Show, Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, The Safehouse Belfast
2009.........Winter Exhibition, The Hallward and Mill Cove Galleries, Dublin and Cork
................Ceramics Ireland, Dalkey Castle, Dublin
................Christmas Show, Space Gallery, Belfast
................Christmas Show, The Engine Room Gallery, Belfast
................Christmas Show, McKenna Gallery, Omagh
................2nd Annual Contemporary Ceramic Awards, The Hallward Gallery, Dublin
................Ceramics Ireland, Ardgillan Castle, Ballbriggan, Co.Dublin
2008.........‘The Mill’ Group Show, Conway Mill Space Gallery, Belfast
................‘Imagine Inspire Create’ Create Programme, La Boca, Belfast
2007.........Christmas Show, Conway Mill, Belfast
...............‘Stone Soup’, Strule Arts Centre, Omagh
...............Traditional Art and Irish ,An Droichead Cultural Centre
................IOANTAS, Sligo Art Gallery
2006.........Plan Expo 2006, RDS, Dublin
................Ceramics Ireland, Dalkey Castle, Co.Dublin
................Spring & Christmas Shows, Cat and Moon Gallery Sligo
................Northern Ireland Artists, Belfast Harlequins, Belfast
2005.........‘Colour’, Gormleys Art Gallery
................Christmas Show ,Cat and Moon Gallery, Sligo
................‘Ceramics’ Group Show ,Crescent Arts, Scarborough, England

RESIDENCIES
2011.........The Tyrone Guherie Centre, Co. Monaghan
2010.........Vetrate Artistiche Toscane, Siena, Italy

GRANTS
2013.........Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Support for the Individual Artist
2010.........Arts Council of Northern Ireland Travel Bursary

COLLECTIONS
Lisburn City Art Collection
Tallaght Hospital, Dublin
Private collections in Ireland, UK and Canada

PUBLIC ART CERAMIC AND MOSAIC MURALS (mostly made with community groups of all ages)
2014 Cathedral Nursery, Belfast
2013 Jigsaw NI, Belfast
2013 Toughmonagh Primary School, Belfast
2013 Beragh, Newtownstewart and Gortin Older Peoples Programme
2012 Beech Hall, Belfast
2011 St Paul’s Community Centre, Belfast,
2011 Duncairn Community Centre, Belfast
2011 Divis Community Centre, Belfast
2011 Shaftsbury Recreational Centre, Belfast
2010 Kennedy Centre, Belfast
2010 Beech Hall, Belfast
2010 Three Islands NH, Toome
2009 Electric Picnic, Stradbally
2009 Three Islands NH, Toome
2009 Finaghy Youth Club, Belfast
2009 Ballyowen Health Centre, Belfast
2009 Whiterock Youthclub, Belfast
2009 Jigsaw NI Offices, Belfast
2009 Belfast Education & Library Board
2008 Morton Community Centre, Belfast
2007 Lorag Community Centre, Belfast
2007 Scoil An Droichead, Belfast
2006 Beech Hall, Belfast
2005 Holy Trinity, Belfast

COMMUNITY ARTS EMPLOYMENT
I have run numerous workshops and arts and crafts classes since 2002. I have been full-time self-employed since 2005 and have worked with every age group from pre-school to adults, as well as with adults with disabilities. Some of my permanent employers for free-lance classes are Play Resource, Belfast City Council, Crescent Arts Centre and Jigsaw NI.

I have also run specialist ceramic classes in creative coloured paperclay, ceramic/mosaic murals, smoke fired pottery and also Tiffany stained glass.