News & The Story So Far

I have just returned home from a month-long residency in Sasama, Japan.

Sasama is a beautiful place in rural Japan. The ethos behind the residency is that the participants experience real life in a rural village and I can vouch for the fact that it was a hugely enriching experience.

The residency was followed by my participation in the International Ceramic Festival which takes place every 2 years...details via the link below..

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:

  • Sasama International Ceramics Festival, Sasama, Japan 2019
  • 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 three International residencies...

  • 2019 - Koryu Centre Sasama, Japan. A month-long residency in rural Japan. Generously supported by The Golden Fleece Award.
  • 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:

  • Chatsworth Arts Festival, Chatsworth House, England, 2019
  • 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