Curriculum Vitae



2016                             Bachelor of Design in Craft Design (Glass) & History of Art & Design Joint Major (NCAD)

2015                             Erasmus + Programme at Estonia Academy of Art, Tallinn, Estonia

2012                             FETAC Level 5 Art Portfolio Preparation, Galway Technical Institute

2009                            Diploma in Employment Law, The Law Society, Blackhall Place

2000                            Honours Bachelor of Commerce Degree, HRM major (NUIG)         



2018                               Emerge 2018, Bullseye Projects, Portland, OR, USA, (June – September)

2017                               Impressions Printmaking Show 2017, Galway International Arts Festival, Centre for the Creative Arts & media,                                                 Cluain Mhuire, GMIT, Galway, Ireland (July)

                                       Vitreografie, Artist in Residence Exhibition, Pavliná Čambalová Glass Engraving Studio, Železny Brod, Czech                                                     Republic (April)

                                       Salon 4, Municipal Gallery Vl, Železný Brod, Czech Republic (February - March)

2016                              Stanislav Libenský Awards, DOX Centre for Contemporary Arts, Prague, Czech Republic (September –


                                       2016 Graduate Emerging Artists, The Courthouse Arts Centre, Main Street, Tinahely, Co Wicklow


                                      New Generation Online Gallery 2016, Irish Arts Review

                                      Gravur on Tour, Modern European Glass Engraving, Exhibition Hall of the Estonian National Library (April -                                                        May), Glasmuseum Frauenau, Germany (August – September)

                                       Discover Hidden Gems, NCAD Degree Showcase, National College of Art & Design, Dublin (June)

                                      Enantiodromia, Gallery Zozimus, Dublin (April)

2015                              Creative Makers, Online Collaborative Auction of Glass & Ceramics (December)

                                      Solas, Juried exhibition in NCAD Dublin, The Hunt Museum Limerick, CIT Cork, Greyfriars Municipal Gallery                                                      Waterford (September – January)

                                      International Student Online Exhibition, Glass Art Society (December)

                                      Interpretation, Juried exhibition in Estonia (Olustvere Keraamika - Ja Klaasikoja Galeriisse), Latvia (Menzendorff                                                Museum), Lithuania and Poland (Olsztyn - Olsztyński Park Naukowo-Technologiczny) (June – January)

                                      Vangla Tint, Print exhibition, Metropol Galerii, Tallin, Estonia (May)

                                      Still Life, Ceramics exhibition, Estonian Academy of Art (May)

                                      Picture, Photography exhibition, Estonian Academy of Art (May)

2014                              International Student Online Exhibition, Glass Art Society (December)

                                      Sweeney Astray, Mosaic, Irish Life Centre, Dublin (April)

                                      Inis Cealtra Festival of the Arts, Mountshannon, Co Clare (May)

2013                              CORE Year Exhibition, National College of Art and Design, Dublin (May)

                                      Inis Cealtra Festival of the Arts, Mountshannon, Co Clare (May)

2012                              Portfolio Exhibition, FETAC Level 5, GTI, Dominican Sports Hall, Galway (May)


Professional Experience & Residencies

2016 & 2017                    Artist in Residence at Pavliná Čambalová’s studio, Železny Brod, Czech Republic (Oct – April)

2014                                 Exhibition Installer & Invigilator for Róisín deBuitléar & Karen Donnellan in National

          Craft Gallery, Kilkenny (Kilkenny Arts Festival) (August)

2014                                 Volunteer Coordinator for the Glass Society of Ireland

1998 – 2018                     Senior Human Resources Management & Administration in a variety of industries


Additional Training

2017                                Glass Casting with Katya Filmus, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, USA

2016                                Glass Engraving with Alison Kinnaird and Christian Schmidt

2015                                Screen Printing & Stained Glass workshop with Jospeh Cavalieri, NCAD

                                        Hot Glass workshop with Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert, NCAD

                                        Hot Glass two week course with Tim Shaw, Bild-Werk, Frauenau, Germany

2014                                Cult Venize Design Forum, Natural Fabric Dyeing workshop & Game Design workshop, Venice, Italy

                                        Hot Glass workshop with David Schnuckel, NCAD

                                        Flame working workshop with Emma Bourke, NCAD

                                        Bead making workshop with Ruciza Ruane at Cadenza Glass Beads, Dublin

                                        Flashed Glass, Stains and Enamels workshop with Peter Young, NCAD

                                        Pâte de Verre workshop with Karen Donnellan, NCAD

2013                                Mosaic workshop with Laura O’Hagan, NCAD

                                        Moulding and Glass Casting workshop with Angela Thwaites, NCAD

                                        Glass Enamel workshop with Cappy Thompson, NCAD

                                        Pâte de Verre workshop with Keke Cribbs, NCAD

2012 & 2011                    Stained Glass workshop with Deirdre Cairns, Moycullen, Co Galway


 Supports & Awards

2018                                Emerge 2018 Bullseye Glass finalist

2017                                Future Makers shortlisting, Emerging Artist category

                                        Friends of North Lands Fund to attend Beth Lipman’s glass casting course, Time to Believe (class cancelled)

                                        Celebrity Fund, Corning Museum of Glass to attend Katya Filmus glass casting couse, All Materials Have Memory,

                                        Our Job Is to Make It a Good One

2016                                Erasmus + Programme Funding for Training and Residency with Pavliná Čambalová, glass engraver, Czech


                            Stanislav Libenský Awards finalist

                            Future Makers shortlisting, Emerging Artist category

                            Mainie Jellett Travel Bursary award scheme recipient

       Bild-Werk, Frauenau, Germany half-scholarship to attend Alison Kinnaird & Christian Schmidt glass engraving                 course

2015                                 Erasmus + Programme Funding for student exchange in the Estonian Academy of Art



2018                                  Irish Arts Review, Design News, (June – Aug 2018)

2017                                  Glass Society of Ireland, A Celebration of Irish Glass 2016

                                          The Guild of Glass Engravers, Spring Special Newsletter

2016                                  Glass Network, News, September

2015                                  Glass Society of Ireland, A Celebration of Irish Glass 2015

                                          Glass Society of Ireland, Solas Exhibition Catalogue


Professional Membership

                                     Glass Society of Ireland                                                              

                                           Contemporary Glass Society, UK

  The Guild of Glass Engravers

                                            Corning Museum of Glass