Foundation Course: York College of Arts & Technology 1990-91

BA (Hons) Degree in Ceramics: Edinburgh College of Art 1991-94

M.Phil: University of Sunderland 2006-2010

Exhibitions Include

1997 Solo show, Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow

‘Scottish Ceramics Today’, Royal Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh Group show

The British Workhouse Gallery, Dallas, USA 1998 2-person show

Kulturinsel Einsiedel, Gorlitz, Germany ‘Vessels’, The Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh. Solo show

1999-2002 ‘The Plate Show’, Collins Gallery, Glasgow. (Touring.)

2001 ‘Painterly Pots’. Brewery Arts, Cirencester & Black Swan Arts, Frome. Group

2002 Big Skies & Open Spaces’, The Pearoom Gallery, Lincolnshire. Group

2003 Showcase, Contemporary Ceramics, London

2004 The First Taiwan Ceramics Biennale, Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan

‘…ten years on’, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh. Solo show

European Ceramics Competition & exhibition, Amaroussion, Greece 2005  Group show

Craft Council Shop, London

2006 New work, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh. Solo show

2007  ‘READesign’ collaborative mobile touring exhibition, locations throughout N.E. England

2008 ‘Written Word’. Ferrers Gallery, Leicestershire

‘Made @ The Clay Studio’, group show of guest artists, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia

2009 Ceramic Art London 09, ceramic fair

‘Culture shock’ RBSA Gallery, Birmingham

CPA Showcase, Contemporary Ceramics, Somerset House, London

‘Souvenirs from behind the scenes’, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh. Solo show

‘Print and Clay’, Gallery at Bevere, Worcester ,group show

‘10°N/10°S- Design Exchange’. Collaborative project, The Sage, Newcastle; St. Etienne, France

2010 Summer show, Byard Art, Cambridge

‘A Living Space’ Contemporary Applied Arts, London, group show

2011 ‘Unite’, The Collins Gallery, Glasgow (group show)

‘HerStory’, The Link Gallery, Winchester (group show)

‘Inside-out’, Galerie de KULturZentrums Kapfenberg, Austria; and City Museum, Croatia

‘Future Craft’, Novia Scotia College of Art & Design, Halifax, Canada

2012 Biennale de la Ceramique, Andenne, Belgium

‘6×6’, Just Art, Fochabers, Inverness-shire

2013 ‘Blueprint’, Studio Eleven, Hull

Ceramics Biennale, Kapfenberg, Austria

‘Birds of a Feather’ Craft Centre & Design Gallery, Leeds

2014 ‘Spring @Forge’, Forge 2, Oxfordshire

’40 years’, SPA show. The Barony, W. Kilbride

‘Selected’, Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh

‘Summer AIR’, Beehive Kiln, Medalta, Alberta, Canada. Group show

2015 New work showcase, Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow

And Collective Gallery, Bridge of Allan. Group show

       2017 Showcase, Contemporary Ceramics Centre, London

‘Shades of Clay’, Kunsthuis Gallery, N. Yorkshire

Teaching 1995-present

Community arts work, adult education tutor, visiting lecturer, temporary tuition, private tuition. Established Cyan Clayworks CIC in 2012 .

Residencies/awards/other projects

1998 Six week fellowship at The Brewhouse, Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A

1999 Residency at Rufford Craft Centre, Nottinghamshire

2000&03 Taking part in the ‘AA2A’ scheme- Birmingham Institute & Cumbria Institute of the Arts

2004 Commissioned to make large scale pieces, for installation on the P&O ship Arcadia

2004 Work in ceramics collection, Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan

2005 Artist in Residence, University of Sunderland

2006 Awarded funding through CPA Charitable Trust

2006 Commissioned to make award pieces for Arts & Business Scotland annual awards

2007 Guest artist in residence at The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, USA

2007 Commissioned to make tile for ‘Designs for Life’ project, Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

2007 Creative Development grant received from Scottish Arts Council

2008 Funding awarded from Craft Maker Awards: Edinburgh

2009 Award piece commissioned for Scottish Government (Gaelic Ambassador of the Year Award)

2009 Funding received from Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust

2010 Award pieces commissioned for The Scottish Green List

2010 2010-11 Craft Creative Development Bursary for residency, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design

2011 ‘Travel, Tourism & Art’ conference, Royal Geographic Society. Presenting work and co-presenting paper with Prof. Kevin Hannam (Funded by Creative Scotland)

2011 Work purchased for University of Dundee museum collections, and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art ‘Future Craft’ collection.

2014 Artist in residence at Medalta, Alberta, Canada (funded by Creative Scotland)

2014 Funding received from Craft Maker Awards: Edinburgh for Museums project

2015 Work in collection of St Andrews University Collections Publications

2005 ‘A Potter’s Day’ Ceramic Review.

2011 Work featured in ‘Ceramic Transfer Printing’ by Kevin Petrie, A&C Black.

2011 ‘The Tourist Experience’ Ceramic Review, issue 248

2011 ‘Producing ceramic artwork through tourism research’, Annals of Tourism Research journal

2013 Co-authored chapter (with Kevin Hannam) for ‘Tourism, Travel & Art (Ed. T. Rakic & J. Lester). ‘Hunting the Touristic Animal through Ceramic Art: Alberta, Canada’