Education and Qualifications:

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


2014/2017                                                   B.A Hons. Contemporary Applied Arts – Ceramics (First Class Honours)


2013/2014:                                                  Foundation Diploma in Art & Design - Ceramics (Distinction)


1993:                                                           Fellow of Chartered Insurance Institute 



Placements, Masterclasses and Residencies:

2019              Tyrone Guthrie Centre Residential  

2018              Linen Biennale Conference Island Arts Center, Lisburn


2017/2018      Artist in Residence               Belfast School of Art - Ceramics Studio


2016               Placement                            Belleek Pottery, Fermanagh


2015               Raku Firing Masterclass     Pottery Skills and Design School, Thomastown, Kilkenny


2015               Decorating Techniques       Mark Campden, Kilkenny


2015               Pit Firing Collaborative       Ards Peninsula


2014               3D Printing Workshop         Fablab, Belfast

2014               International Woodfiring Convention, Denmark



Professional Activities:

2018/2019      Assisting in facilitating talks and workshops at 'Unique' - Ulster University  

2018.              Higher Education Academy Awarded Associate Fellowship - Ulster University

2017/2018      Ceramics Tutor                   South East Regional College


2020/2021     Royal Ulster Academy.       Ulster Museum, Belfast

                     139th Annual Exhibition

2020             'Unlocked'                           Craft NI Gallery, Belfast 

                     Group Exhibition

2019              'The Dinner Party'              The Loft Gallery, Portaferry

                      Solo Exhibition

2019               'Linenopolis'                       Linenhall Library, Belfast

                       Group Exhibition

2019               Group Exhibition               Bevere Gallery, Worcester

                      work selected from

                      'New Designers 2018'

2018/2019      Royal Ulster Academy        Ulster Museum, Belfast

                      137th Annual Exhibition   

2018               Group Exhibition                Linen Biennale, Island Arts, Lisburn

2018               Group Exhibition                Creative Peninsula, Town Hall, Newtownards

2018               Group Exhibition                'New Designers', London

2018               Residency Exhibition         Ulster University, Belfast

2017/2018       Royal Ulster Academy        Ulster Museum, Belfast

                      136th Annual Exhibition

2017                Solo Exhibition                   Ards Arts/Townhall, Newtownards

2017                Degree Show                       Ulster University, Belfast

2016                Group Exhibition                Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast


2016                Group Exhibition                Ulster University, Belfast


2015                Group Exhibition                The Loft Gallery, Portaferry


2015                Group Exhibition                 Ulster University, Belfast


2014                Final Year Show                   S.E.R.C. Bangor


2014                Group Exhibition                 Ulster University, Magee Campus


2012                Group Exhibition                 Belfast Culture Night



2020               Freelands Foundation for Artists Funding Award

2020               Work longlisted for CHAIYA Art Awards

2020               Selected for Craft NI Launchpad Programme


2019                SIAP - Awarded by Arts Council of Northern Ireland

2019                Accepted for Designers Makers Sixteenth Initiative at Northern Ireland Assembly Gift Shop

2019                Awarded by Ards and North Down Borough Council

                       Bursary for Residency at Tyrone Guthrie Centre

2019                Work longlisted for 'Handmade in Britain' Competition - 'Identity'

2018                Work selected for Royal Ulster Academy of the Arts 

                       137th exhibition

2017                 Work selected for Royal Ulster Academy of the Arts 

                        136th exhibition

2017                 Work Selected by Ulster University/

                        First Trust Bank: Trophy for Distinguished Graduate Award


2015                 The Dean’s First Year          Ulster University, Belfast

                        Ceramic Prize for Excellence

2014                 The Ceramic Prize                S.E.R.C. Bangor




2020                Private Commission - Remembrance Piece

2017                 Trophy for: Ulster University/First Trust Bank-Distinguished Graduate Award

2017                 Competitive Commission    Ulster University, Belfast

                        (Gift for visiting Professors)

2016                 Private Commission - Contemporary Communion Chalice


2020                Arts Council of Northern Ireland - Work Selected for Public Collection

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