Tulipiere 11 detail

Surface Matters

The Coach House, Dublin Castle, Ireland

22 February - 19 May 2019

"An exhibition of new and innovative works from the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s PORTFOLIO: Critical Selection 2019-20. The designer makers represented were selected by an international panel, for demonstrating excellence in craftsmanship, design quality and technical skill.

Surface Matters, curated by Liz Cooper, considers the extraordinary skill and attention to detail involved in the creation of these contemporary craft objects; from the application of an exquisite patina to the repetition of building a complex form and a deep understanding of how their materials perform which has set these makers apart."

The exhibition will tour to Artesania Catalunya – CCAM in Barcelona in June/July 2019.


European Prize

European Prize for Applied Arts

Site des Anciens Abattoirs, Mons, Belgium

21 October 2018 - 20 January 2019

I have been shortlisted for the European Prize for Applied Arts. The exhibition will tour from Mons to the National Design & Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland, from 9th February until 23rd June 2019.

"The European Prize for Applied Arts aims to reward the best creations of contemporary expression in applied arts and craftsmanship."


Tulipiere 16

New Commission

Museums Sheffield 2018

I received a commission from Museums Sheffield for Tulipiere 16, the first large scale piece of work that incorporates the newly developed Mikana metal material (see research page) in combination with 925 silver. The piece was hallmarked at Sheffield Assay Office. Mikana continues Sheffield’s long tradition of combining technology and industry with contemporary design and making.

Museums Sheffield is custodian of a collection of metalwork, awarded Designated Status in 1999 in recognition of its outstanding national and historical significance.

The work was presented to Museums Sheffield by the Contemporary Art Society, London.


Tulipiere detail

Melting Point

Makers' Guild in Wales, Cardiff, 10 March - 29 April 2018

"Artist and Melting Point curators Beate Gegenwart and Matthew Tomalin present us with a stunning selection of contemporary metal artwork and jewellery made by national and international artists. "


Ceo 6

Collect 2018

Saatchi Gallery, London, 22 - 25 February 2018

I will be showing work with Galerie Marzee at Collect: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects.

"Collect brings together 40 galleries from four continents for a celebration of making, extraordinary in both scale and scope. Museum-quality works and installations from hundreds of the most talented makers in the UK, USA, South Korea, Japan, France, Norway, Italy, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden will offer visitors and collectors a multidisciplinary overview of the people, processes, materials and ideas defining international craft in 2018."


Tulipiere 10

TRESOR contemporary craft

Messe Basel, Switzerland, 21 - 24 September 2017

I will be exhibiting with TASTE Contemporary Craft and in the "Alchemy" curated space at Tresor 2017.

"We are designing and developing a new, unique fair for high-quality applied arts: TRESOR contemporary craft with international exhibitors starts in September 2017 in Basel, a city renowned for its fairs.

We identify trends and innovations in 21st century craft using materials such as wood, fibre, glass, ceramics, metal, and new materials pushing the boundaries between art, craft, design and architecture. We seek out craft movements that are reviving or reinventing traditional techniques and design processes with the help of new technologies. We show the collectibles of the future."