Every second year The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCI) invite Irish-based and Irish-born makers now abroad to apply for their online Portfolio. Selection is made by an international panel of experts, one of whom will also go on to curate a touring exhibition of the best of these, known as the Critical Selection. … More Surface Matters 2019-2020
I’ve been part of the selection panels for the last two RDS Craft Bursaries, at the invitation of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland. The 2019 winner, announced in February 2019 is glass artist Edmond Byrne, to support him in an exciting collaboration with silversmith Adi Toch. Their new body of work will be … More The RDS Craft Bursary, 2019 and 2020
Following the success of Colour & Form, Design-Nation’s selling showcase of glass artists at NCCD in late 2018, I was delighted to work with colleagues to create a follow-up for autumn 2019. I chose the theme of Pattern & Sequence as an aesthetically pleasing way to approach beautifully designed and well made craftwork, suitable for … More Pattern & Sequence for Design-Nation at NCCD
In late 2018 I was in dialogue with Sophie Cain at Coin Street Community Builders who own and operate the Oxo Tower Wharf complex. Design-Nation had successfully shown in their Oxo Gallery in 2017 during London Craft Week and I’d hoped to bring a show back to that space for LCW19, but availability was proving … More London Craft Week 2019: The Future of Craft
This exhibition showcases some of the most innovative and inspiring glass artists from Design-Nation’s current portfolio and alumni, and was shown alongside National Museum Scotland’s Art of Glass touring show. Stuart Akroyd has created a special installation, and there are vessels and sculptural forms from: Amy Cushing, Bruce Marks, Catriona R MacKenzie, Clare L Wilson, … More Colour & Form: a selling exhibition for Design-Nation at NCCD
Press coverage has been given by these writers and publications, to whom I give sincere thanks. Preview in the September-October 2015 issue of Crafts Preview in the September-October 2015 issue of Embroidery Review by Jessica Hemmings in the November-December 2015 issue of Crafts Profile by Anne Williams in the Winter 2015 issue of The Quilter … More Press Coverage for “Make it OK”
Artist Kate Tiernan interviewed me about “Make it OK” for Studio International at the Pump House Gallery recently, and their creative director Martin Kennedy has turned it into a film.