Events & Workshops
Including exhibitions, commissions, curatorial roles, workshops and publications
Working hard on commissions! - for both individuals and companies
Recent & Past Work 2013
Spring 2013: Installation of Birtley Heritage Group garden-centrepiece at Birtley Library, Gateshead, England - a project working with local residents.
Summer 2013: Installation of some of my work at the Koroska Gallery of Fine Art Permanent Collection - Koroska Gallery is sited in Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia
November 2013: Open Studios
See: 36 Lime Street OS 2013.
November 2013: '30-36' Exhbition, group show celebrating thirty years of 36 Lime Street
'Sustainable Post-It Notes' - order for a creative company, which used them as promotional gifts
Autumn 2012: Response To Berwick’s Burrell Collection – a group exhibtion at The Granary Gallery, Berwick upon Tweed. See: Response To Burrell Show
September 2012: Showing at The London Design Festival, with the Design Event group.
See: Design Event at the LDF
Summer 2012: The International Ceramic Triennial UNICUM 2012 Exhibition over the summer featured some of my work. It took place at The European Cultural and Technological Centre Maribor, Betnava Manor, Slovenia. See: UNICUM Triennial, Slovenia
Autumn 2012: In Cahoots - a group show at 36 Lime Street Gallery, Newcastle- upon-Tyne. See: In Cahoots Show
'Sustainable notepads' - order for private client
'Impressions' ceramic map - customised order for private client.
Curatorial Consultant at Durham Art Gallery 2011 & 2012 - Selecting and installing regional contemporary craft showcases.
See: Shopping at the DLI Museum.
Curatorial Consultant at Maltings Art Gallery, Berwick - Shortlisting and managing a group of designer-makers to exhibit at the 'Responses to Burrell' show.
See: Inspired by Berwick's Burrell Collection.
My Spring 2012 workshops concentrated on how participants can use their own graphics and images on their own original ceramic work.
My Winter workshops looked at ways in which participants could make a range of jewellery items in porcelain – from rings & pendants to brooches & badges.
Autumn 2011: I was awarded a Judge's Special Prize at the Mino International Ceramics Festival in Japan for my sustainable 'Torn Notepad'. My piece was among those getting pride of place in the Festival's exhibition over the autumn.
See: Award for British artist in Japan
Design Event at 36 Lime Street Studios, October 2011
I was one of the artists exhibiting at the Pop-Up Gallery, part of the Design Event festival. See: 36LS Pop-Up Gallery.
Grow at The Gallery, Gateshead
A group exhibition with fellow artists.
The 'H11' photographic project. The Tyneside Cinema, the last newsreel cinema in Britain, was completely refurbished during late 2006. The red velvet seats, which were removed from the venue’s iconic Classic Cinema were offered for sale to cinema members. And my photographic project documented the seats in their new homes throughout the North East of England.
To coincide with the publication of the book of the history of the Tyneside Cinema (Summer 2011), selected images from the H11 series (some of which are in the book) are available again for purchase. See examples --
50/50 Design Event Mart Baltic Gallery for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, England
Sustainable Environments Mushroom Works, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Multiple 36 Lime Street Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Public lecture: 'Creative Connections Networking Event' Hosted by Cleveland College of Art & Design at the National Glass Centre, Sunderland
Birtley Garden Centrepiece - commission from Gateshead Libraries, working with the Birtley Heritage community group
Flawed Inspiration Durham Art Gallery, Durham, England
Design Mart Baltic Gallery for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, England
MadeNorth Designed and Made Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Grid References The Gallery, Gateshead, England
Christmas Shop Designed and Made Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Small is Beautiful 36 Lime Street Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
The Bag Show Designed & Made Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Irena (The Left-Handed) - commission from MadeNorth for The Design Fesival. A chair made from ceramic and wood
‘12’ Designed & Made Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
A Human Touch – Droog Design TheNewDowse Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Cravens Art Show Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
A Human Touch – Droog Design on tour in 2006 to: Melbourne Museum, Australia, Sydney Opera House Gallery, Australia; Contemporary Art Terminal OCT, Shenzhen, China; Gallery Bund 18, Shanghai, China; PP Gallery, Taipei, China
Cravens Art Prize – Human Zoo University Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
A Human Touch – Droog Design - 2006
Simply Droog: 10+3 Years of Creating Innovation - in which my work in fabrics was included - 2006
Most of my education was in different fields. I took up art & design as a career change choice after working in advertising and education.
2006-2008 - Newcastle College, England: NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Art and Design in Ceramics