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.


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

(please contact for full C.V.)

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


2021                 RUA 140th Annual Exhibition      Ulster Museum, Belfast

2021-August 'Re-New' Selected Group Exhibition-Craft NI Gallery, Belfast

2021-July       'Launchpad' Group Exhibition     Craft NI Gallery, Belfast

2020                RUA 139th Annual 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            'Emerging Artist' prize from 'The former Guild of Northern Ireland Designers' (The Guild)

2021            Artists Resilience funding from Arts Council of Northern Ireland

2020           Arts Council of Northern Ireland Individual Artist Award

2020           Freelands Foundation For Artists - Emergency Funding

2019            Arts Council of Northern Ireland Individual Artist Award      



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’