2010 Nyholm/Cantrell Studio, Denmark
2009 Anu Penttinen Studio, Finland
2008Peter Layton's London Glassblowing Studio
2008 Teaching Assistant to Richard Jolley at Northlands Creative Glass Centre, Scotland.
2008 Nick Mount Venetian Cane Masterclass participant at the International Glass Festival, Stourbridge
2007-2008 The International Glass Centre, Brierley Hill:Professional Development Award in Glass, specialising in glass blowing and cold decoration.
2003-2006 BDes Hons Craft Design: Glass, The National College of Art and Design, Dublin
2005 Erasmus exchange program, Umprum, School of Applied Arts Prague
2001-2002 Foundation Studies in Art and Design, The University of Ulster
-National Craft and Design Fair of Ireland Award
2012 Support for the Individual Artist Award, Arts Council of Northern Ireland
2012 Travel Award from Arts Council of Northern Ireland for trip to Munich
2011 RDS National Crafts Competition -Crafts Council of Ireland Purchase Award
2011 Support for the Individual Artist Award, Arts Council of Northern Ireland
2011 Coleraine Borough Arts Committee Award
2011 Selected for Craft NI ‘Making It’ 2 year business and studio assistance.
2010 Artist’s Access to Art College’s placement at Sunderland University.
2010 Lisburn Arts Advisory Committee Arts Grant
2009 Anna Cheyne Visual Arts Award
2009 RDS National Crafts Competition Awards:
-National Crafts and Design Fair of Ireland Award
-2nd Prize Glass
-IACI Murial Gahan Scholarship Nominee
2009 Travel Award from Arts Council of Northern Ireland for trip to Finland.
2012 Allianz Business to Arts Awards, commissioned by the Dublin Airport Authority
2009 'Poppy Patch' installation commissioned by the Crafts Council of Ireland for ‘Bloom; Sculptural Crafts’, Phoenix Park, Dublin.
2015 Non-Printmaker Residency, Belfast Print Workshop
2011-2013 Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart
2010-2011 University of Sunderland Glass Department through the Artist's Access to Art College's Programme
2010 Self arranged residency at Nyholm/Cantrell Glassblowing Studio, Aarhus, Denmark
2011-2014 Lampworking Tutor, Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart
2009 Teaching assistant in glass blowing, the National College of Art and Design, Dublin
2008 Teaching Assistant to glass sculptor Richard Jolley, Northlands Creative Glass Centre, Scotland.
2011 ‘Engaging with Glass’ Symposium, Solstice Centre, Navan
2011 University of Sunderland to BA and MA Glass and Ceramics students
2011 ‘Thirty, a celebration of excellence in craft’, 20 makers from Ireland, Flowefield Arts Centre, Portstewart.
The physical rhythm required to work with molten glass is what I fell in love with, I wish to communicate the vitality and exuberance of the making experience. There is a wealth of possibilities for experimentation, however I strive for a bold simplicity, maintaining a clear direction to my explorations. I look for the subtle possibilities offered by traditional glass blowing processes such as colour overlay and venetian cane techniques, and constantly explore the visual interplay of opaque and transparent colours.