Claire Curneen

Born 1968 Ireland

 University of Wales Institute Cardiff, Masters Degree in Ceramics
1990-1991  University of Ulster, Belfast, Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Arts
1986-1990  Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork, Ireland, Diploma in Art and Design

  Crawford Arts Centre, St.Andrews, Scotland, funded
by Artworks Wales.
2000  The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, USA

 Taiwan International Ceramics Competition, Taipei Ceramic Museum.
2005  Creative Wales Award, Arts Council of Wales
2005  Selected for 3rd World Ceramic Biennale, Korea International Competition
2004  Selected for 1st European Ceramics Competition, Greece.
2003  Shortlist for the Arts Foundation Award for Ceramics, U.K.
2001  National Eisteddfod of Wales, Gold Medal in Craft & Design
2001  Le Prix de I'AMN, Porcelain Triennale, Nyon
2001  Selected for the 52nd International Competition for Contemporary Ceramic Art, Faenza, Italy

Recent Exhibitions
  Beaux Arts, Bath (solo)
'Placement' Ceramic Connections Wales/Scotland, Oriel Davies, Mid Wales
'Lost Certainty' Claire Curneen and Alice Kettle, CAA
2010  'Pretty young Things' Lacoste Gallery, Boston, USA
'Claire Curneen and Olivia Chargue', Le Don du Fel, France
'Passage' Craft in the Bay, Cardiff, Wales
'Parings' collaboration with textile designer Alison Welsh, MMU Manchester
Contemporary British Studio Ceramics, The Grainer Collection. Mint Museum, Charlotte, USA
2009  British Ceramics.  Bavarian Crafts Council, Germany
'Otherworldly Messages', Galerie Marianne Heller
'Collect' Saatchi Galleries, CAA London
2008  'Myths and Legends', Contemporary Applied Arts, London
'Claire Curneen' Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales, Solo
2007  'Secondary Relics' Blackswan Gallery, Frome,England
'menschenbild' KunstforumSolothurn, Switzerland
2006  'Collect' at the V&A, Ruthin Craft Centre.
'One Piece one Artist' Gallerie Marianne Heller
'Narratives' Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea.
'Collecting Contemporary Ceramics' Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales
'The Human Condition', the Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
'Figurative Ceramics' Cervini Haas Gallery, USA
2005  Showcase at Manchester Art
The International Art & Design Fair, New York
2004  'Succour- Claire Curneen, The Gallery, Ruthin Craft
'Faith' Nottingham Castle Museum 
'Collect' at the V&A, represented by CAA London
SOFA Chicago, represented by CLAY, LA
2003  'Flower Power', Norfolk Museum and Archaeology
Service and Sheffield Galleries and Museum Trust
'Telltale, narratives in contemporary craft', Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead  
'augenblicken' Kunstforum Kirchberg, Switzerland
2002  'Claire Curneen and Heather Belcher', Contemporary Applied Arts, London
SOFA Chicago, USA

Public Collections
Ulster Museum, Belfast
Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland
Crafts Council, London
Limerick City Art Gallery, Limerick, Ireland
National Museums and Galleries of Wales, Cardiff, UK
Sara and David Lieberman Collection, Arizona State University, USA.
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Shipely Art Gallery, Tyne & Wear Museums, Gateshead, UK
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK
Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece
Aberystwyth Arts Centre. Wales, UK
Cleveland Crafts Centre, Middlesbrough, UK
Icheon World Ceramic Centre, Korea
National Museum of Scotland 
Oldham Museum, Manchester, UK
York Museum, England, UK
Taipei Ceramics Museum, Taiwan
Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, UK
Mint Museum, Charlotte, Carolina, USA

Periodicals include
Ceramic Monthly, International Competition,1999
Ceramics Art and Perception, issue 38 1999, 'Searching for Answers', by Sarah James
Ceramic Review, issue 195, 2002, 'A Melancholy Beauty', by Nicolas Lees
Kerameiki Techni, issue 42, 2002, 'The Role of Narrative in Claire Curneen's Ceramics' by Natasha Mayo.
Keramik Magazin, issue 4, 2003, 'Contemplation', by Ian Wilson
New Ceramics, issue 5, 2005, profile on Claire Curneen by Amanda Fielding (German & English)
Ceramics Arts and Perception, article by Alex McErlain, issue 62, 2005/2006

Featured in:

'The Figure in Fired Clay' by Betty Blandino - 2001 A&C Black Ltd
'The Human Form in Clay' by Jane Waller _ 2001 Crowood press Ltd
'Ceramic Figures' by Michael Flynn _ 2002 A&C Black Ltd
500 Figures in Clay- 2004 Lark Books, USA
World Famous Ceramic Artist Studios, (volume 1 Europe) by Bai Ming
'Confrontational Ceramics' by J. Schwartz, USA
'Masters in Porcelain' Lark Books, USA
'Breaking the Mould' Black Dog Publishing, UK
'Contemporary Ceramics' A Global Survey of Trends and Traditions. Emmanuel Cooper, Thames and Hudson.
'Modern British Studio Ceramics and their studios', David Whiting, Photography Jay Gold mark 2009
2010 'Ghost Trawler' by Micheal Fanning.  A poetry book.  The publication is a collaboration between artists and the poet.  Published by Sommerville Press, Ireland
'Pairings, monologues & dialogues' 2010




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