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    Curriculum Vitae:


    London, United Kingdom

    Royal College of Art M.A. (R.C.A.), Ceramics and Glass (principal tutor Sir Eduardo Paolozzi), 1981-84
    Hornsey School of Art, B.A. Hons (First Class), Ceramics and Glass, 1977-80
    Hornsey School of Art, Foundation Course,1976-77


    Finalist - Blanc de Chine International Award, 2019
    Inches Carr Trust Bursary for Research and Development, 2015
    The Society of Scottish Artists Prize, 2012
    Honourable Mention, BIMPE V11, 2012
    The Juliet Gomperts Trust Award (Travel), 2010
    Finalist - Biennal Internacional Ceramica de Marratxi, Spain, 2010
    Finalist - Guanlan International Print Biennale, Guanlan, China, 2009
    Bronze Award -
    Taiwan International Ceramics Competition, Taiwan, R.O.C., 2008
    Finalist - International Print Biennale, Taiwan, R.O.C., 2008
    Shortlisted for the Man Photography Prize, R.C.A., London, 2007
    Finalist - The Aomori Print Triennale, Japan, 2007
    The Juliet Gomperts Trust Award (Project Funding), 2006
    Prizewinner - Wedgwood Bicentennial Award, 1994
    Crafts Council Award, 1987
    Royal College of Art Travel Scholarship, 1983

    Fragillaria -  The Creative Art Zone, Beijing, China, 2019
    Blanc de Chine -  Quanzhou Porcelain Development Centre, Beijing, China, 2019
    Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition -  Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh 2015
    'Envelope', Peninsula Arts Gallery, Plymouth University, 2015
    Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition -  Royal Scottish Academy,Edinburgh 2014
    Society of Scottish Artists Professional Members Exhibition, Meffan Museum and Art Gallery, 2014
    Altered Book Project, 'Unravelling Signatures' - Impact 8, International Printmaking Conference, Dundee, 2013
    The Print Artists' Gallery, Alberta, Canada, 2013
    The University of British Columbia, 2013
    Feral Landscape, Edinburgh Printmakers, 2012
    Printmaking Japan, Kyoto Museum, Japan, 2012  - Curated by Rebecca Salter and Monica Petzal (Click for link)
    Centre for Contemporary Art, Kitakyushue, Japan, 2012
    Federation Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, 2012
    The Dundarave Print Workshop Gallery,
    Vancouver, Canada, 2012
    Duckett and Jeffreys, Yorkshire, 2012 (Click to open PDF)
    Society of Scottish Artists Exhibition - Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh 2012

    Print and Design Now, Bearspace Gallery, London,2011
    Auction for Birks Cinema, Perthshire, October 2011
    Print and Design Now, SW1 Gallery,2011
    'Collect', Saatchi Gallery, London,2011
    Kirkby Gallery, Liverpool,2011
    Edinburgh Printmakers (
    Solo), May-July 2010
    The Musical Museum, London,2010
    Biennal Internacional Ceramica de Marratxi, Marratxi Ceramics Museum, Spain, May-August 2010
    Newcastle Museum Art Gallery, 2010
    Invited Artist - World Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition, 5th World Ceramic Biennale, World Ceramic Foundation, Korea, 2009 (click to open PDF)
    International Print Biennale, Guanlan Museum, Shenzhen, China, 2009
    Aberdeen Arts Centre, 2009
    Aberystwyth Arts Centre, 2009
    Taiwan International Ceramics Biennale, June-December 2008 (click to open PDF)
    National Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan, R.O.C. (touring 4 venues), 2008
    Bircham Gallery, Holt, UK, 2008
    Federation Gallery, Vancouver, 2008
    'Inspired by', Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2008
    Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Connecticut, U.S.A., 2008
    Originals 08, The Contemporary Printmaking Show, Mall Galleries, London, 2008
    Man Photography Prize, R.C.A., London, 2007

    The Aomori Print Triennale, Japan, 2007
    The Print Show, Weekend Gallery, Hastings, 2007
    Infiltrating the System, Bookmarks V, University of West England, Touring to Japan, USA, New Zealand, Poland, Croatia, 2007
    Art Auction for Fairleigh Hospice, Firstsite Gallery, Essex, 2007
    Bookmarks Project (Situation Leeds), Leeds University, 2007
    The Postcard Show, Surface Gallery, Nottingham, 2006
    GIFT, Museum MAN (part of the Liverpool biennial), 2006
    Objects in Waiting, Sheffield University, 2006
    Artonomy Fine Art, Truro, Cornwall,(Solo) 2006
    'Boxed n' Cased', Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, Sussex, 2005

    Art Auction for Farleigh Hospice, Firstsite Gallery, Essex, 2005
    'Drawing the Line', Orleans House Gallery, London, 2004
    Seibu, Japan, 1997 (Solo)
    'Bridging Cultures', Northern Arts Touring Exhibition, 1995
    International Ceramics Competition, Mino Japan, 1992
    Prema Arts, an exhibition of Contemporary Ceramics, 1991
    Anatol Orient, London 1990 (Solo), represented by Anatol Orient
    London Contemporary Art Fair, 1990
    Chicago International Arts Fair, 1989
    International Ceramics Competition, Mino, Japan, 1989
    Michaelson and Orient, London 1989 (Solo), represented by Michaelson
    and Orient      
    Royal College of Art 150th Aniversary Exhibition at Liberty, London, 1987
    Portobello Art Fair, London, 1988
    Bath Contemporary Art Fair, 1987
    Seibu, Japan, 1987 (Solo)
    'The Box Show', Artsite, Bath, 1987
    Anatol Orient, London, 1986 (Solo)
    Casson Gallery, London, 1986 (Solo)
    Cecilia Colman, London, 1986
    Yew Tree Gallery, Derbyshire, 1986
    Cre Gallery, London, 1986
    Anatol Orient, London, 1985
    Royal Overseas League, London, 1985 (Solo)

    Research Projects:

    2018 - ongoing, 'The Language of Lichens'
    2013 - ongoing, 'Field of Glass - Diatoms and Radiolaria'
    2008 - ongoing, 'Ice: Tracing the Line of Existence', New Zealand
    2008 - 'Objects of Mystery and Power', Egypt
    2006 to 2010 - 'Beyond the Surface of Things', Iceland
    2005 - ongoing, 'Freezing the Light', the Arctic

    Public Lectures, Workshops and Symposiums:

    The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, 2013
    Edinburgh Printmakers, 2010
    World Ceramic Biennale Symposium, Ecology and Ceramics, 2009
    Taiwan International Ceramics Biennale, lecture and workshop, 2008

    (public and corporate):

    Western Atlas Int. Inc., Houston and London, 1998-1999
    Colchester and Tendring Arts Project, 1997-1998
    The Dance Depot, Paris and London, 1996 
    Landmark Graphics Corp., London, 1992


    World Ceramic Exposition Foundation, Icheon Museum, South Korea
    Aberdeen Asset Art Collection
    Hanhyanglim Gallery, Heri Art Village, South Korea
    The Taiwan Ceramics Museum, Taiwan, R.O.C.
    Toki Minoyaki Traditional Craft Centre, Gifu, Japan
    The National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan,
    British Library, London
    Guanlan Museum, Shenzhen, China
    Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Japan
    Seibu Saison,Japan
    Schlumberger Limited
    Landmark Graphics Corporation
    Lady Marina Vaizey, UK
    Kenzo Matsumoto, Japan
    Cullingham Trust, USA
    Royal College of Art, London

    Private Collections:

    UK, France, Italy, Norway, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, USA, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Barbados, Egypt, Morocco and South Korea


    Interview/Feature, UK Handmade Magazine (Innovation Issue), 2014
    The Sixth International Kyoto Hanga, 2012 Catalogue

    The Best of 500 Ceramics: Celebrating a Decade in Clay, Lark Books, 2012
    Ceramics Now Magazine, Issue 2, 2012

    Ceramics Monthly - Article by Glen R. Brown, 'Virtual Paris', March 2012
    'How to look at Contemporary Ceramics' by Chang Hyun Bang, 2011
    'Collect' (catalogue to the exhibition), 2011 (click to open PDF)
    Scotland on Sunday, April 2011
    Ice: Tracing the Line of Existence - Timeforce Press, 2010

    Objects from the Multiverse, 'Ceramics: Art and Perception' Magazine, March 2009 (click to open PDF)
    World Contemporary Ceramics, 5th World Ceramic Biennale (Catalogue to the exhibition), 2009
    500 Ceramic Sculptures: Contemporary Practise, Singular Works - Lark Books, 2009
    British International Mini Print (Catalogue to the exhibition), 2009
    Interview with Digital Temple Magazine (click to open pdf)
    International Print Biennale, Taiwan (catalogue to the exhibition), 2008
    Taiwan International Ceramics Biennale, Taiwan (catalogue to the exhibition), 2008
    The Aomori Print Triennale, Japan (catalogue to the exhibition), 2007
    Breaking the Mould: New Approaches to Ceramics, Black Dog Publishing, 2007 (click to link)
    House and Garden, 'Individual Style', July 1993
    Metropolitan Home, Nov 1990
    Art London 90 (catalogue to the fair), March/April 1990
    The Independent, Dec 1986
    Vogue Magazine, Dec 1986
    The Box Show' (catalogue to the exhibition), Dec 1986
    Galleries Magazine (revue), Dec 1986
    Interiors Magazine, March/April 1985
    Design Magazine (selected by Minale Tattersfield), July 1984


    'Painted Surfaces - Stephen Bird,' Ceramic Review Aug/Sept 2013 (click to open PDF)

    'Objects from the Multiverse,' Ceramics: Art and Perception Magazine, March 2009 (click to open PDF)
    Ice: Tracing the Line of Existence - Timeforce Press, 2010


    Advisor/Selector, Murray Beith Murray Print Prize, 2014
    Correspondence Project, S.S.A./Forfar Academy, 2014
    Developing and redefining strategy, vision and mission for a national arts organisation 2013

    Advisor/Selector, Murray Beith Murray Print Prize, 2013
    Trustee Board Member, Craft Scotland, 2012 - 2014
    Invited Juror/Selector for The Best of 500 Ceramics: Celebrating a Decade in Clay, Lark Books, 2012
    Invited Selector for Axis, MAstars programme, 2008
    Tutor, Epsom School of Art, Ceramics and Jewelry, 1986-89

    Visiting lecturer, Brighton College of Art, Camberwell School of Art


    The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, 2013


    Edinburgh Printmakers
    Elected Professional Member,The Society of Scottish Artists
    Axis Artists Register
    Crafts Council Selected List
    Register of Public Artists, Essex County Council


    Organised and supervised the complete restoration of a Grade II listed
    building including design of interior and landscaping, 1996-1998
    Assistant to the buyer, Liberty Arts and Craft department, 1980-1981


    Travelled to The Arctic Circle, Iceland, Norway, Finland, Canada, U.S.A.
    , Egypt, Africa, Taiwan, Japan, New Zealand, Hong Kong, China, South Korea and Europe