A Visual Journey...

I thrive in the creative process of making.
 

As a ceramicist, I use porcelain, a pure and sensitive material, to express inner responses to thoughts and experiences: another voice with which I speak, in a visual, three dimensional language.

 

The resulting pieces carry meaning, and throughout the making process I strive to demonstrate a balance of skill, attention to detail and a true passion for my craft.

                                     Anna        

Having commenced her ceramics journey in the 1990's, Anna pursued this passion, leading her to full time study, gaining a First Class Honours degree in Contemporary Applied Arts, specialising in Ceramics, at Belfast School of Art, Ulster University.

 

Following a residency there, she has had many exhibition opportunities including New Designers (London) and the prestigious RUA (Belfast) on several occasions.

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland have granted individual artist awards and purchased works for their public collection, and she has had work featured in various publications.

Anna's Ceramics studio is based at her home in County Down, and her bespoke work is showcased at creative outlets both locally and nationally.

Short CV

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Education and Qualifications:

2017/2018        Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)

2014/2017        B.A Hons.Contemporary Applied Art-Ceramics (First Class Honours)                                         2013/2014        Foundation Diploma in Art & Design - Ceramics (Distinction)

Placements, Masterclasses and Residencies:

​2020              Selected for Craft NI Launchpad Programme

2019               Tyrone Guthrie Centre Residential 

2017/2018     Artist in Residence, Ulster University (Belfast School of Art)                                              

2016               Placement, Belleek Pottery, Fermanagh

Exhibitions:

2020              RUA 139thAnnual Exhibition    Ulster Museum, Belfast

2020              ‘Unlocked’ Group  Exhibition   CraftNI Gallery, Belfast

2019             ‘The Dinner Party’  (Solo)             The Loft Gallery, Portaferry 

2019              Graduates Annual Exhibition    Bevere Gallery, Worcester

2018              Ulster Uni. Group Exhibition    ‘New Designers’ London

2017 & 2018 RUA 136th &  137th  Annual Exhibitions  Ulster Museum, Belfast

2017              ‘Into a Dancer’ (Solo)                   Ards Arts, Town Hall, Newtownards

​2017              Degree Show                                 Ulster University, Belfast

​Achievements/ Awards:

2021            Artists Resilience funding from Arts Council of Northern Ireland

2020           SIAP Funding from Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Lottery Funds,                        

2020           Freelands Foundation For Artists - Emergency Funding

2019            SIAP Funding from Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Lottery Funds,      

 

Commissions:

2017            Commission-UU/First Trust Bank: Trophy for Distinguished Graduate Award  

2017            Competitive Commission: Ulster University 

Professional Activities:

2021            Article in Irish Arts Review (Launchpad Craftni )

2021            Featured in article ‘Perspective’ Magazine, RSUA  

2021            Featured in article in Belfast Telegraph (RUA Selected work)

2019            Cover Artist for ‘Creative Peninsula’ Advertising

2017/2018   Ceramics Tutor at South Eastern Regional College

2017            Article in Ceramics Ireland - UU Degree Show 

2017            Television Interview (NVTV) during Degree Show, Belfast School of Art, UU      

 

Public Collections:    

2020            Arts Council of Northern Ireland - Work entitled: ‘Linen Legacy’