Born 1974, Stockport, England

Education

2000-01

Edinburgh College of Art - Master of Design: Glass

1999-00

International Glass Centre, West Midlands - Glass Techniques & Technology

1995-98

Staffordshire University - BA hons: Fine Art

1994-95

Manchester Metropolitan University - Foundation Certificate in Art & Design

Professional Experience

2014-15

Injection Programme, Crafts Council

2013-14

Edinburgh College of Art - Artist in Residence

2010

Ceramics & Glass Department, University of Sunderland - AA2A Residency

2009

British Ceramics Biennial - Artist Into Industry Residency (jointly hosted by Staffordshire University and Minton, Wedgwood Factory, Stoke-on-Trent)

2007

Cove Park, Argyll & Bute, Scotland - International Crafts Residency

Selected Exhibitions

2017

COLLECT represented by Officine Saffi, Saatchi Gallery, London
Art Geneve represented by Taste Contemporary Craft, Switzerland

2016

Visual Arts Scotland, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
British Craft: The Miami Edit, Crafts Council & The New Craftsmen, Miami
Makers House, The New Craftsmen & Burberry partnership, London
Mouvements Modernes at The Peninsula Paris
Connections, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
Art Monte-Carlo represented by Taste Contemporary Craft, Monaco
PAD Paris represented by Mouvements Modernes, Paris
Masterpiece represented by Adrian Sassoon, London
TEFAF represented by Adrian Sassoon, Maastricht
Distilled Tone, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
Art Geneve represented by Taste Contemporary Craft, Switzerland

2015

Sara Flynn & Andrea Walsh, Mouvements Modernes, Paris
British Ceramics Biennial Award, Stoke-on-Trent
Future Heritage, Decorex, Syon Park, London
Precious presented by Elizabeth Leriche, Maison & Objet, Paris
Fine Lines Edinburgh Festival Exhibition, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
Showcase, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
COLLECT Open - Solo Presentation, Saatchi Gallery, London
Design Days Dubai represented by the Crafts Council, Dubai, UAE
Mix & Match, Mouvements Modernes, Le Meurice, Paris
Visual Arts Scotland - Invited Artist, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
Art Geneve represented by Taste Contemporary Craft, Switzerland

2014

Vase, Vessel, Void, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin
Wesley Barrell Craft Award, London
UK Glass, Glazenhuis, Belgium
Spectrum, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

2013

White Out, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
Selected, Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh
SOFA represented by Craft Scotland, Chicago, USA
British Ceramics Biennial Award, Stoke-on-Trent
Deception: Ceramics and Imitation, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
COLLECT represented by Joanna Bird, Saatchi Gallery, London
New Glass, Blackwell Arts & Crafts House, Cumbria

2012

Joanna Bird at Colefax & Fowler, London
RED, London Design Festival, The Conran Shop, London
British Glass Biennale, Stourbridge
Made in Scotland, The Fleming Collection, London
Porcelain, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
TEFAF represented by Adrian Sassoon, Maastricht, The Netherlands

2011

Christmas Present, Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead
Changing Paces, Mixed Media, New Faces, Joanna Bird, London
SOFA represented by Bullseye Gallery, Chicago, USA
PAD London represented by Adrian Sassoon, London
Craft In Dialogue, Inches Carr Trust Exhibition, Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh
In Safe Keeping, New School House Gallery, York
British Ceramics Biennial Award, Stoke-on-Trent
Masterpiece represented by Adrian Sassoon, London
Thinking Out the Box, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
COLLECT represented by The Scottish Gallery, Saatchi Gallery, London
SOFA represented by Adrian Sassoon, New York, USA
TEFAF represented by Adrian Sassoon, Maastricht, The Netherlands
A Unique Proposal, Contemporary Applied Arts, London

2010

Anniversary Exhibition, Galerie Sofie Lachaert, Belgium
Translucency in Clay, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
Hot Spot, Joanna Bird, London
Origin: The London Craft Fair, Spitalfields, London
20:10, Ruthin Craft Centre, Denbighshire
Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London
Showcase, IC:Innovative Craft, Edinburgh

2009

Artist into Industry, British Ceramics Biennial, Wedgwood Museum
Of Dust, British Ceramics Biennial, Etruria Industrial Museum
Solo Exhibition, Beaux Arts, Bath
Cup, Devon Guild of Craftsmen
Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London
Visual Arts Scotland, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2008

Origin: The London Craft Fair, Somerset House, London
British Glass Biennale, Stourbridge
Showcase, Dundee Contemporary Arts
New Members Showcase, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London
COLLECT represented by Craft Scotland, Victoria & Albert Museum, London

2007

Small Vessels, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
Origin: The London Craft Fair, Somerset House, London
Crafts Council Showcase, National Glass Centre, Sunderland

2006

Crafts Council Showcase, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Made in the Middle, Craftspace Touring Exhibition
Gifted, National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh
Origin: The London Craft Fair, Somerset House, London
Solo Exhibition, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

2004

Talente 2004, International Handwerksmesse, Munich, Germany
Solo Exhibition, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

2003

Habiter, Tuileries, Paris (Selected for the British Embassy Stand)
One Year On @ New Designers, Business Design Centre, London

Awards and Funding

2016

Craft Scotland Prize for Ceramics, Visual Arts Scotland (winner)

2015

Open Project Funding, Creative Scotland
David Canter Memorial Fund, Devon Guild of Craftsmen

2013

Artist’s Bursary, Creative Scotland

2011

Inches Carr Trust Craft Bursary
Arts Foundation Prize - Ceramics (nominated)

2010

Craft Maker Awards, City of Edinburgh Council
Craft Potters Association (CPA) Trust Award
Material Sponsorship, Bullseye Glass Company, USA

2009

Professional Development Award, Scottish Arts Council

2008

Creative Development Award, Scottish Arts Council

2007

Edinburgh Visual Arts and Crafts Award

2006

Professional Development Award, Scottish Arts Council

2005

Crafts Start-Up Award, Scottish Arts Council

2004

Professional Development Award, Scottish Arts Council

2001

Andrew Grant Bequest Travel Scholarship, Edinburgh College of Art

2000

Headley Trust Award, Edinburgh College of Art

Public Collections

2015

Victoria & Albert Museum, London

2014

National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh

2012

Victoria & Albert Museum, London