Curriculum Vitae

Education
2005 MA Multi-disciplinary Printmaking, University of West of England, Bristol
1985 MA Ceramics, University of Wales, Cardiff
Employment
2014 Independent studio practice, artist and researcher
2004 – 2014 Swansea Metropolitan University, Faculty of Art and Design
Head of School of Applied Arts and Art Practice
1998 – 2004 Swansea Metropolitan University, Faculty of Art and Design
Programme Director, BA (Hons) Surface Pattern Design
Research Awards, Grants and Residencies
‘Makers Using Technology’, 3D Printing residency
The National Centre for Product Design, Cardiff Metropolitan University
Arts Council of Wales Large Production Grant
Activating Space and Materiality
Newby Trust Bursary – Enamel Research and Innovation
Arts Council of Wales Research Grant
Relocating Space and Materiality – Steel and Enamel
Arts Council of Wales Research Grant
Ceramic Print Processes
The Search for the Sublime
Kiln-formed glass with particular emphasis on pate-de-verre, translucency in Bone China (MA Research)
Research Interests
Digital Technologies in Applied Arts Practice
Vitreous Enamel Research
Border Zones, Border Lines
Exile and Displacement in Visual Culture
Exhibitions Since 2005
May 2016 ‘Translating Between the Lines’, Craft in the Bay, Cardiff
May 2016 ‘Heat Exchange 2’, Bayerischer Kunstgewerbeverein, Munich, Germany
March 2016 ‘Heat Exchange 2’, Galerie Waidspeicher, Kulturhof Kroenbacken, Erfurt, Germany
December 2015 ‘Heat Exchange 2’, St. Andrews Museum, Fife
September 2015 ‘Heat Exchange 2’, Craft in the Bay, Cardiff
September 2015 ‘8TH International Enamel Triennale, Muzeum Beskyd Frýdek-Místek, Czech Republic
September 2014 ‘Maker in Focus’, Mission Gallery, Swansea
September 2014 ‘Enamel and the Printed Surface’, Studio Fusion Gallery, Oxo Tower, London
August 2014 International Emaille Symposium and workshop, Kuenstlerwerkstaetten, Erfurt, Germany
September 2013 15. International Emaille Symposium, Kuenstlerwerkstaetten, Erfurt, Germany
August 2013 ‘Alchemy 2 – A new Global Vision for Enamel’, Covington, Cincinnati, USA; awarded first prize for wall art
March 2013 ‘Badges and Buttons, Waistcoats and Vests’, LIGHT Art + Design Gallery, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
March 2013 ‘The Companions’, Studio Fusion Gallery, Oxo Tower Wharf, London
November 2012 ‘Momentum’, Art and Design Gallery, University of Hertfordshire Galleries, Hatfield
October 2012 ‘Badges and Buttons, Waistcoats and Vests’, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
September 2012 ‘Books in Enamel’, Studio Fusion Gallery, Oxo Tower, London
September 2012 Beyond Borders: Experimentation and Innovation in Enameling, 11th International Juried Enamel Exhibition, The Richmond Arts Center, Richmond, California
August 2012 ‘Drawing, Permanence and Place’, Museum voor Vlakglas- en Emaillekunst, Ravenstein, the Netherlands
July 2012 ‘Badges and Buttons, Waistcoats and Vests’, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, USA
July 2012 ‘European Prize for Applied Arts, World Craft Council, Mons, Belgium
June 2012 ‘Drawing, Permanence and Place’, Galerie Waidspeicher, Erfurt, Germany
May 2012 ‘Heat Exchange’, Shemer Arts Centre, Phoenix, Arizona
September 2011 ‘Momentum’, Craft in the Bay, Cardiff
September 2011 ‘Drawing, Permanence and Place’, Kunstverein Coburg, Germany
May 2010 ‘Making a Mark’, Black Swan Gallery, Frome
December 2009 ‘Text as Message’, Studio Fusion Gallery, Oxo Tower Wharf, London
November 2009 Cheltenham Art Gallery, Gloucestershire, ‘Playing with Fire’
September 2009 ‘Impact’, enamel exhibition as part of the ‘Impact’ Conference, University of West of England, Bristol
September 2009 International Enamel exhibition, Morez, France
September 2009 Bilston Crafts Centre, Wolverhampton, ‘Playing with Fire’
August 2009 Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, San Francisco, USA, ‘Surfacing’, awarded first prize for wall work
July 2009 Craft in the Bay, Cardiff, ‘Playing with Fire’
June 2009 Rhyl Arts Centre, Wales, ‘Playing with Fire’
February 2009 Visual Arts Centre, Lincolnshire, ‘Playing with Fire’
November 2008 Shire Hall Gallery, Staffordshire, ‘Playing with Fire’
September 2008 The Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey, ‘Playing with Fire’
September 2008 Studio Fusion Gallery, Oxo Tower Wharf, London – ‘Rekindling the Fire’
July 2008 Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, ‘Swansea Open’
May 2008 Mission Gallery, Swansea, ‘Marking Space’
August 2007 The Cultural Arts Centre, Columbus, Ohio, US, ‘Fusion’
May 2007 Studio Fusion Gallery, Oxo Tower Wharf, London
December 2006 Kunstverein Coburg, Coburg, Germany
October 2006 Create Centre, Bristol, ‘Significant Spaces’
July 2006 New Designers, Business Design Centre, London
August 2005 Studio Fusion Gallery, Oxo Tower Wharf, London, ‘Rising Stars’
June 2005 University of West of England, Bristol, Drawing Centre
Permanent and Public Collections
University of Southampton
Klingspor Museum, Offenbach/M, Germany
Glynn Vivian Museum and Art Gallery, Swansea
Newport Museum and Art Gallery
Wrexham Arts Centre, Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Private Collections
Publications
Please see publications section in ‘About’ in main menu bar.
Awards
First prize for wall art, ‘Alchemy 2’, The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Cincinnati, USA
First prize for wall art, Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, San Francisco, USA