Curriculum Vitae

Education:

 

2014-2015 - MA Ceramics, Cardiff Metropolitan School of Art and Design

 

2011-2014 - Contemporary Applied Arts BA Hons, University of Ulster, Belfast School of Art, Grade 2:1

 

2010-2011 - Foundation Course BA Hons, University of Ulster, Belfast School of Art

 

Awards:

2018 - Recipient of Arts Council NI SIAP Funding towards studio equipment

2016 - Recipient of Arts Council NI SIAP Funding towards an international residency at Medalta's Shaw Centre for Ceramics in Canada.

2016 - Finalist for NI Young Artist of the Year

 

2015 - Nominee for Arts and Crafts Design Award

 

2014 - Craft in Business Award, presented by Craft NI and Invest NI

 

2012 - Annual Prize for First Year Achievement in Ceramics

 

Publications/Articles:

 

2017 - 1280˚ Magazine October 2017 Edition, Published by Ceramic Artists Association of Isreal

2016 - ‘Who’s Who in Visual Art’ 2016-17 Edition, Published by Art Domain Whois Verlag, Quedlinburg, Germany, 2016

2015 - Project Network Autumn 2015 Edition Catalogue

 

2014 - 'University of Ulster, Belfast', Ceramic Ireland, Issue 34

 

2014 - 'Ceramics at Art School' article, Ceramic Review, November/December, Issue 270

 

2014 - 'Rachel Leary is fired up for her future' creativityni.org

 

2014 - Belfast School of Art, Univerity of Ulster Graduate catalogue

 

Commissions/Collections:

 

2016 - 'A Material Experience': Test Tube Edition, purchased as part of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland's permanent collection

2012 - Private Commission, University of Ulster

 

Professional Activities:

2017-Present - Watercolour workshop tutor at community groups such as Gortin Community Centre, Sion Mill Senior Group and Fivemiletown Craft Market

 

2017-Present - Ceramic workshop tutor at community groups such as Strabane Unemployment Centre, Strule Arts Centre, Omagh and Newtownstewart 2000 Centre

2017 - OOD Collective 6 week Residency, Medalta's Shaw Centre for Ceramics, Medicine Hat, Canada

2016 - 2017 Art Production Operative at Spires Art Gallery, Omagh, Co. Tyrone, N. Ireland

2015 - Project Network 6 week Residency, Guldagergaard International Ceramics Centre, Skaelskor, Denmark

 

2013 - Masterclass in Guerilla Metal Casting with Peter Musson

 

2013 - Fused Glass Course with Alison Lowry

 

2012-2013 - Chairperson of Contemporary

Applied Art, University of Ulster

 

2011 - Masterclass in Hand-building with Deirdre McLoughlin

 

2011 - Masterclass in Ceramic Printing with Paul Scott

 

Exhibitions:

2018 - Royal Ulster Academy's Annual Exhibition, Ulster Museum, Belfast, N. Ireland

 

2018- 'Made:Grown' Solo Exhibition, Ards Art Centre, Newtownards, N. Ireland

2017 - 'Landscape Defined', Framewerk, Belfast, N. Ireland

2017 - 'Connected', Synergy Studios, Newcastle, N. Ireland

2016 - Royal Ulster Academy's Annual Exhibition, Ulster Museum, N. Ireland

2016 - Visual Arts Open, Higher Bridges Gallery, Enniskillen, N. Ireland

 

2016 - Joint Exhibition with Sculptor John Rainey, Strules Arts Centre, Omagh, N.Ireland

 

2016 - ‘The Art of Craft’, Presented by the Craft and Design Collective, Armagh Marketplace Theatre and Gallery, Armagh, N. Ireland

 

2016 - ‘MADE’, Presented by the Craft and Design Collective, Space Craft, Belfast, N. Ireland

 

2016 - Open Submission Exhibition, Strule Arts Centre, Omagh, N. Ireland

 

2015 - Project Network Exhibtion, Applehouse Gallery, Denmark

 

2015 - Masters End of Year Show, Cardiff Metropolitan School of Art and Design

 

2014 - Contemporary Applied Arts End of Year Degree Show, Belfast School of Art

 

2013 - ‘A Culture of Making; Growth and Evolution’, Presented by the Tyrone Design

Guild, Strule Arts Centre, Omagh

 

2013 - ‘Fusion’, Presented by The Craft and Design Collective, Space Craft, Belfast

 

2013 - Exhibition in Rspace Gallery, Lisburn

 

2013 - Progression of Work Exhibition, University of Ulster, Belfast

 

2012 - Exhibition in Craft NI, Belfast

 

2012 - Christmas Exhibition, University of Ulster, Belfast

 

 

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