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THIS WEEKEND!! 20 - 22 September - Chatsworth Arts Festival 2019

Such an honour to be invited to participate in the year's arts Festival at Chatsworth House.

Tickets now on sale...

The Chatsworth Arts Festival celebrates its fifth gathering in 2019 with a new look and over forty talks, performances, workshops and tours taking place across the estate.

The 2019 programme includes:

  • Jarvis Cocker - Musician, artist and broadcaster
  • Mark Wallinger - Turner Prize-winning artist
  • Sarah Raven - Celebrity gardener, broadcaster and writer
  • Block9 - Designers of temporary alternative realities
  • Chi-chi Nwanoku - Founder and artistic director of Chineke!, the first professional and junior BME orchestras in Europe

Experts Panel - Loewe Craft Prize 2020

I am hugely honoured to return as one of the Experts for the Loewe Craft Prize 2020. Entries are now being accepted. Check out for full details.

NEWS! Ulster Museum - Recent Acquisition

The Ulster Museum in Belfast have recently added these 2 pieces to their permanent collection. The works will be on display in the Museum later in 2019. Purchased through and with the support of Erskine Hall & Coe in London.

In such quality company and surroundings at Loewe's new London Store recently... read the article in Vogue here

NEWS - Special Award Winner - Golden Fleece Awards - 2019

Read the article on the Awards by Aidan Dunne in The Irish Times Culture here...


  • The permanent collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Purchase funded by Christopher M. Gorman-Evans
  • The Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • The National Museum of Ireland, Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, purchased through the Contemporary Collection of Design & Craft, a joint initiative of The National Museum of Ireland and Design & Crafts Council of Ireland
  • Loewe
  • The Gardiner Museum, Toronto, Canada
  • The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England, U.K.
  • The Hunt Museum, Limerick, Ireland
  • The Devonshire Collection, Chatsworth House, Chatsworth, U.K.
  • The Art Institute of Chicago, U.S.A. (Gift of Michael and Tamara Root)
  • Shanghai Municipal People's Government, China
  • Office of Public Works, Farmleigh House, Dublin, Ireland
  • National Museum of Ireland, Dublin
  • Columbus State University, Georgia, U.S.A.
  • Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland
  • Irish Department of Foreign Affairs - Foreign Embassies Collection - Canberra, Australia (2005); Madrid, Spain and The Hague, The Netherlands (2007); Beijing, China (2013)


  • Member of the Experts Panel - Loewe Craft Prize - 2018, 2019 and am honoured to serve on the Panel again in 2020
  • Member of the Judging Panel - RDS Craft Awards - 2018, 2019 and am honoured to serve on the Panel again in 2020

Selected Maker:

  • Design & Crafts Council of Ireland ‘Portfolio - Critical Selection’ - each year since 2006


  • ‘New Wave Clay - Ceramic Design, Art & Architecture’ ,Tom Morris, 2018
  • 'Chance Encounters 3", Essay by Andrew Bonacina, Loewe Foundation Publication. 2017
  • Wallpaper*, 2017 - Review by Elly Parsons
  • 'Contemporary British Crafts - The Goodison Gift to The Fitzwilliam Museum', Amanda Game, 2016
  • Solo Exhibition Catalogue 2016, Erskine Hall & Coe, Essay by Emma Crichton-Miller
  • Solo Exhibition Catalogue 2014, Erskine Hall & Coe, Essay by Garth Clark
  • Ceramic Review - Jan/Feb 2013 (Interview by Angus Stewart)
  • Solo Exhibition Catalogue 2012, Erskine Hall & Coe, Essay by Sebastian Blackie
  • Irish Arts Review - Nov/Dec 2012 (Interview by Frances McDonald)
  • ‘Ceramics – Art & Perception’, Sept ‘09
  • ‘la revue de la Ceramique et du Verre’, July/August 2007
  • ‘NCG – Review, 2000 – 2004’, DCCOI Publication

Invited Demonstrator:

  • Ceramics Ireland International Festival 2010
  • University of Ulster 2011, 2012


  • Golden Fleece Award - Merit - 2019
  • Loewe Craft Prize Finalist 2017
  • Golden Fleece Award - Merit - 2016
  • Peter Brennan Pioneering Potter Award, Ceramics Ireland, 2010
  • C.C.O.I. Travel Bursary Award 2006, 2007
  • Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (D.C.C.O.I). Research and Development Award 2005

International Residencies:

It is my pleasure to have been awarded the opportunity to work on two International residencies..

  • 2013 - Liverpool (U.K.), undertaking a 6-week residency at Hope University in partnership with the Bluecoat Display Centre and supported by The Crafts Council of Ireland.
  • 2011 - I was one of 13 Irish Makers selected to participate in a month-long residency in FULE International Ceramic Art Museums, Fuping, China

Invited speaker:

  • Loewe 'Craft Conversations', IED, Madrid, Spain, 2019
  • Applied Arts Ireland and Northern Ireland (DCCoI), Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2018
  • 'Making In 2018', Hosted by Joseph Walsh Studio. Making in Art / Craft / Design / Architecture / Joseph Walsh Studio, Cork. View details
  • Crawford College of Art & Design - Cork, 2016
  • Irish Contemporary Ceramics Collection - Limerick School of Art & Design, 2015
  • Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum of America, 2010