About

Bernadette was a ships captain for may years in California. Today her affinity with the Ocean is reflected in her ceramic vessels, photography and glass work which emulates County Cork seascapes discovered while kayaking along the local Atlantic coastline.

Education

B.A (Hons) Contemporary Applied Art, Ceramics, Glass & Textiles • Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork, Ireland · 06 / 2018


Kiln Cast Glass Sculpture · Shanghai University of Fine Art, Shanghai, China · 05 / 2017


B.A Pottery Skills & Design Course · Design & Crafts Council of Ireland & National University of Ireland, Thomastown Co. Kilkenny, Ireland · 09 / 2014

                                                                  

Ceramic, Ceramic Sculpture, Design, Art History · City College of San Francisco, Fort Mason Campus, San Francisco ·  2000 / 2011

Retail

If you would like to purchase my work it is available through
Cork Craft & Design Store, 27a St Patricks Wollen Mills, Douglas , Cork,  T12 H932.
&
Craft Ni Gallery  & Shop, 115 - 119 Royal Avenue, Belfast BT1 1FF, United Kingdom. 




Artists Statement


The primary intention of my work is to engage the public’s interest in their environment. I share the uniquely beautiful Atlantic environment I have explored by kayak through sculptural ceramic vessels, sound, video, photography and cast glass sculpture.

My sculptural ceramic vessels investigate the creative and destructive forces of nature visible in Atlantic coastal geology. I consider the erosive processes of wind and water and emulate these forces while making, conveying this energy into the piece. Using found materials from places accessible only by sea, layering coloured clays, marbling, tearing, compressing together, seam and strata, echoing the seascape of my inspiration.



Exhibitions                                               Present & Past

2020

Artworks 2020 The Sky is Blue ·  The Visual Carlow , Old Dublin Rd, Graigue , Carlow  ·  07 -10/2020
Unlocked · 
Craft Northern Ireland , 112 -115 Royal  Avenue, Belfast, N.I. ·  08-10/ 2020
Clayworks at the Printworks · Ceramics Ireland Members Exhibition · Dublin Castle, Dublin · 08 /2020
Cork Potters Society 40th Anniversary Exhibition · Lavit Gallery, Wansford Quay Cork · 08/2020

SHOWCASE · Cork Craft & Design Annual Exhibition · Working Artists Studios, Ballydehob, Co. Cork · 08/2020  

Land of Some Order   ·  Lavit  Gallery  Cork ·  03 - 07/ 2020

Kanturk Arts Festival  · Kanturk Co. Cork · 03/2020  · cancelled


2019

Winter Salon · Studio 12 · B.A.G. Wansford Quay Cork · 12/2019

Contemporary Craft Exhibition · South Tipp Arts Center Clonmel Co. Tipperary · 12/2019

Going Solo Solo show · Toradh 2 Gallery · Kells Co. Meath · 09 -11/ 2019

UnSettle All Things · Crawford College of Art & Design Graduate Residents Show, Grand Parade, Cork · 09 / 2019

We Are Cork Cork Craft & DesignGroup Show  · City Hall Cork · 08/2019

Clayworks at the Printworks · Ceramics Ireland Members Exhibition · Dublin Castle, Dublin · 08 /2019

Present Past Cork Craft & Design Showcase Exhibition· Fota House, Cork · 08/2019

Following Contours  Solo Show · Ards Arts Centre, Newtownards, Co. Down, U.K. · 06 – 07/ 2019  

2018


Craft & Design Fair  · Glucksman Gallery UCC, Cork · 11/2018

Ceramics Ireland Selected Members Exhibition · Rathfarnam Castle, Dublin · 10/2018

Emerge 2018 · City Hall Atrium, Cork · 09/2018  

See/Saw Degree Exhibition · Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork · 06/2018  

2017

Under €250 · Cork Institute of Technology Gallery, Wansford Quay, Cork · 12 /2017                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Oda · Vilinus Art Academy, Vilinus, Lithuania ·  09 / 2017                                                                                                                                                                  

Nahk · Gallery Noorus, Tartu, Estonia · 03-04 / 2017                                                                                                                                                          

Skin · Cork Institute of Technology Gallery, Wansford Quay, Cork · 03 / 2017                                                                                                                                                               

2014

Up from Earth ·  National Craft Gallery, Castle yard, Kilkenny · 07-08 / 2014                                                                                                                                          

Ceramics Ireland ·  Selected Members Exhibition · Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin Dublin · 

06-07/ 2014                                                                                                                    

What a Dish · Blue Egg Gallery Johns Street, Wexford · 04-05/2014   


2003 - 2005 


Open Studios San Francisco
· 121 Noriega Street San Francisco 94122, U.S.A. · 10/ 2003/ 04/05


Awards


   
 Meath County Council Arts Office · Going Solo Award  2019
Design & Crafts Council of Ireland · Future Makers Award  2019
Crawford College of Art & Design · Graduate Residency Award Ceramics  2018 - 19
D.B.I. · Purchase Prize  2018
Cork Craft & Design · Emerge Award  2018




Residencies



Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork, Ireland · Ceramics Residency · Sept 2018 - June 2019

Shanghai University of Fine Art, Shanghai China · Kiln Cast Glass Study Exchange · March 2017 - May 2017



Master Class


2014 · Master Class  Lisa Hammond · Two day Workshop - Demonstration Lecture D.C.C.I. Thomastown, Ireland

2013 · Master Class  Walter Keeler · Two day Workshop - Demonstration-Lecture  D.C.C.I. Thomastown, Ireland

2012  · Master Class  Ken Eastman · One day Workshop · Lecture University Limerick, Ireland

2012 · Master Class  David Frith · Three day Workshop · D.C.C.I. Thomastown, Ireland

2012 · Ceramics Ireland Raku Workshop · One day Workshop ·  D.C.C.I. Thomastown, Ireland

U.S.A.


2004 · Molly Prior · Pit Fire Workshop · One day Workshop · Dillion Beach, Tomales, California, U.S.A.


2002  · Master Class Josh De Weese
· One day Workshop · C.C.S.F. Fort Mason Campus, San Francisco California, U.S.A.