My work is featured in the new exhibition, Shape the Future, opening at the National Craft Gallery this Friday 18th of November at 7pm. Curated for the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland by Angela O'Kelly, the exhibition features work from the best of the new guard of Irish designer/makers all of whom have been beneficiaries of the DCCOI's FutureMakers awards program.
An exhibition of all new work, the brief asked designer/makers, in this the anniversary year of the rising, to reflect on "how craft and design shape our cultural identity" and to explore "links between making today and what it might mean to be a maker in the future".
I am delighted to be one of five international designers nominated for an AD Architectural Digest Magazine design award. An annual event, I have been selected in the Arts & Crafts category in recognition of my contemporary design and traditional making. Follow this link to see the full list of nominees.
I'm absolutely delighted that Parquet Table, my collaboration with Seven Wood has been nominated for an inaugural Image Interiors and Living Magazine Design Award. Collaboration is at the core of my process, and this project with Niamh is one I am particularly proud of, so it is really gratifying to be recognised in this category. The table is made from ebonised oak framing pitch-pine parquet, which was reclaimed from Queen's University in Belfast.
Winners are decided by the public and you can vote for us at:
I'm very excited about this new collaboration. Director Kellie Hughes has adapted the José Saramago novel Death at Intervals for the stage; the story of an otherwise unremarkable musician who meets his death in beguiling human form. The play will be staged at the Galway International Arts Festival in July. My role is to modify a grand piano (the central prop of the play) to suit the needs of the production. Those modifications will be dictated by the evolution of the production and the collaborative efforts of the cast and crew.