I studied design and illustration in Dublin, moved to London, worked as a sales assistant in a stained glass supply shop, became intrigued, taught myself the craft, explored the cathedrals of France, became obsessed, undertook a post grad in Advanced Stained Glass Studies at Central Saint Martins, was awarded the Cecil Collins Memorial Prize for Fine Art and the Caroline Swash Stained Glass Fellowship, continue to develop my practice, sometimes exhibiting, sometimes teaching, mostly working to commission on small as well as large scale projects for private or public settings. 



Cirriculum Vitae:

1987 - present         

Numerous private commissions.


Nádúr, Viewing Room, Rosheen Suite, Tallaght University Hospital, Dublin 24 


Triptych, based on Torq Waterfall, The Cellar Bar, The Merrion Hotel, Dublin 2.


Aesop’s FablesPer Cent for Art collaboration with Scoil Bhríde, Naas, County Kildare.


Seasons / Creation / Eden, series of fifteen themed windows,

Circular Prayer Chapel, St. Sylvester’s Parish, Malahide, County Dublin.


Homeland, Per Cent for Art collaboration with Firies National School, Firies, County Kerry.


Big Cheese, Per Cent for Art collaboration with Lourdes Parish Schools,

Lower Gloucester Place, Dublin 1. Eleven square metre catering area window. 


Legends, Per Cent for Art collaboration with Scoil Mhuire, Coolcotts, Wexford.

Seven backlit stained glass panels mounted into walls throughout the school.


Lead artist in a series of collaborative stained glass commissions with

The Ark Cultural Centre for Children and five Dublin schools.


Martin Wills Memorial Windows, Borris House Chapel, Borris, Co Carlow.

Two double lancet windows inspired by Dylan Thomas’s poem Fern Hill.


2019 - 2020

Ireland Glass Biennale, Coach House Gallery, Dublin Castle and Gardens, Dublin.


Bravura 2019, Blue Egg Gallery, 22A John's Gate Street, Wexford.


Ireland Glass Biennale, NCAD Gallery, 100 Thomas Street, Dublin 8.


3.Berlin Becher Triennale, Berlin Glas, Provinzstrasse, Berlin, Germany. 


PORTFOLIO: Glass, Solomon Fine Art, Unit 2, Westbury Mall, Balfe Street, Dublin 2.

2014 - 2015

Royal Ulster Academy of Arts 133rd Annual Exhibition (invited artist), Ulster Museum, Belfast.


Engaging with Glass, Traver Gallery, Tacoma, Washington, USA.


Illuminate: Contemporary Irish Glass, Kenny Gallery, Tuam Road, Galway.

Engaging with Glass, Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, Co Meath.

2007 - 2010

The Light Fantastic: Irish Stained Glass Art, National Craft Gallery, Castle Yard, Kilkenny,

Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Hollins University, Roanoke, Virginia, USA,

Coral Springs Museum of Art, Florida, USA,

Village Theatre Art Gallery, Danville, California, USA.


Stained Glass Exhibition, The Ark Cultural Centre for Children, Eustace Street, Dublin 2.


Element, Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford.

2003 - 2005

Inspirational Awakening: Irish Contemporary Glass. Exhibition venues included

the Ulster Museum and the National Museum of Ireland.


Urban Lichens (solo), Fire Station Artists’ Studios, Buckingham Street, Dublin 1.


Glass, West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, County Cork.


Contemporary Glass in Ireland, Solomon Gallery, South William Street, Dublin 2.


Memorial (solo), Cochrane Theatre Gallery, Southampton Row, London.


Of Coloured Light, Rufford Craft Centre, Nottinghamshire, UK.

The Eye of the Heart, The Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design,

Southampton Row, London.


Strange Angels (solo), Project Arts Centre, East Essex Street, Dublin 2.


Two New, Gabriel’s Wharf, South Bank, London.


Installation, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, Southampton Row, London.


1987 - present

Work held in numerous private collections.


National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7.


The Stained Glass Museum, Ely Cathedral, Ely, UK.



craft&design magazine, Current and Contemporary Irish Glass by Emer Lynch.


Glass at Central by Hildegard Pax, Malvern Arts Press Ltd, UK.

Engaging with Glass, exhibition catalogue.


The Light Fantastic: Irish Stained Glass Art, exhibition catalogue.


Contemporary Stained Glass Artists by Kate Baden Fuller, A & C Black Publishers, London. 

Stained and Art Glass by Judith Neiswander and Caroline Swash,

The Intelligent Layman Publishers, London.


New Hibernia Review (9.4), University of St Thomas, Minnesota, USA.


Gloine, The Journal of the Glass Society of Ireland, illustrated profile.


Inspirational Awakening: Irish Contemporary Glass, exhibition catalogue.

1992 & 1995

Crafts magazine, illustrated exhibition reviews by Caroline Swash.


The Independent, Saving the Poor Man’s Bible by Tony Kelly.


The British Society of Master Glass Painters’ magazine, profile by Caroline. Swash.

The Irish Times, exhibition review by Brian Fallon.


Window Style, by Yvonne Rees, Quatro Publishing, London.


The Sunday Telegraph Magazine, stained glass feature by Rosemary Hill.


2011 - 2012             

Artist in Residence, National College of Art and Design, 100 Thomas Street, Dublin 8.

1998 - 2000

Arts Council Artist/Architect Apprenticeship Scheme Grant.

1997 - 2000

Artist in Residence, Fire Station Artists’ Studios, Buckingham Street, Dublin 1.


Aer Lingus Art Flight to New York.

1994 - 1995

Crafts Council Setting-Up Grant, UK.


Cecil Collins Memorial Prize for Fine Art, UK.


Teaching / Lectures

Guest Speaker, Critical Pratcices: Making, Writing, Curating, Educating -

Ireland Glass Biennale Symposium, Chester Beaty Library, Dublin Castle Gardens, Dublin.


Guest Speaker, Collect, Collecting, Collected - Glass Symposium,

National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7.


Hosted exploratory drawing classes, design for stained glass and glass painting workshops

with transition year students at Coláiste Cois Life, Griffeen Glen Vale, Lucan, Co. Dublin.

This led to the installation of two site-specific windows for their school. 

1992 - 2014    

Visiting Lecturer, National College of Art and Design, 100 Thomas Street, Dublin 8.


Tutored a recovering addicts group in the design and fabrication of two large-scale

windows for their premises at RADE, OLV Building, Cathedral View Court, Dublin 8.


Glass on Canvas, masterclass hosted with Jeffrey Sarmiento and Dr Nicola Gordon Bowe,

CEAD, National College of Art and Design, 100 Thomas Street, Dublin 8.  


Guest Speaker, Glass at Central Conference, Cochrane Theatre, Southampton Row, London.

Guest Speaker, Engaging with Glass Symposium, Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, County Meath.


Glass Painting Tutor, International Summer Academy, Frauenau, Germany.

2004 - 2005

Art Tutor, North Centre City Community Action Project, Buckingham Street, Dublin 1.

2002 - 2005

Drawing and Painting Tutor, People’s College, Parnell Square, Dublin 1.


Guest Speaker, Glass and Architecture, Contemporary Glass Society Symposium, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.

1998 & 1999

Stained Glass Workshops for Artists, Fire Station Artists’ Studios, Buckingham Street, Dublin.


Teaching Assistant to Maud Cotter, Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, USA.

1991 - 1996

Stained Glass Lecturer, The City Literary Institute, Fleet Street, London.


Visiting Lecturer, West Surrey College of Art and Design, UK.

1987 - 1993

Stained Glass Tutor, Wandsworth Adult Education Service, London.

Private stained glass courses tutored in England, Ireland, Italy and Spain.


1989 - 1990             

Caroline Swash Stained Glass Fellowship,

Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, Southampton Row, London.

1987 - 1989

Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Stained Glass Studies under Professor Amal Ghosh,

Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, Southampton Row, London.

1979 - 1985

Advanced Diploma in Visual Communication Design,

College of Marketing and Design, Parnell Square, Dublin 1.

Other courses include: Cecil Collins Life Drawing Classes / Lithography for Artists / Stained Glass Masterclass with Patrick Reyntiens / Introduction to Photoshop / Metalwork Fabrication and Welding with John Carrick.


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