Susan O'Byrne

Born1973 Cork, Ireland
2000Post Graduate Diploma in Ceramics, Edinburgh College of Art
1999BA Hons Design and Applied Arts, First Class Honours, Edinburgh College of Art
2015Small Project Fund Creative Development Grant, Creative Scotland
2014Craft bursary, Inches Carr Trust
2012Irish Craft Portfolio Selection, Crafts Council of Ireland
2010Creative Development Grant, Scottish Arts Council
2004Individual Development Grant, Scottish Arts Council
2001Setting Up Grant, Scottish Arts Council
2000Highly Commended Award, The Harley Gallery at New Designers
2000CPA Charitable Trust Setting Out Fund, CPA
1999Andrew Grant Post Graduate Scholarship, Edinburgh College of Art
1999Helen A Rose Bequest, Edinburgh College of Art
1996Andrew Grant Travel Bequest, Edinburgh College of Art
Recent exhibitions
2016'Masters of their Material' (with Matthew Chambers), CAA, London
Keramikmuseum Westerwald, Höhr-Grenzhausen, Germany
Big Ceramics, Wolverhampton Museum of Art, Wolverhampton
‘Animal Tails’, Craft in the Bay, Cardiff, Wales
2015‘Five Sisters and a Family Tree’ solo, Galerie Marianne Heller, Heidelberg, Germany & Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales
2014Two person show, Bircham Gallery, Holt
Two person show, Contemporary Ceramics Centre, CPA London, Selected, Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh
NASPA Figurativ, Keramikmuseum Westerwald, Höhr-Grenzhausen, Germany
2013SOFA Chicago, Craft Scotland, USA
Showcase, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool
Future Beauty National Craft Gallery of Ireland, Kilkenny
2012Solo show, The Harley Gallery, Nottingham
Collect, National Craft Gallery of Ireland, London
Ceramic Art London, CPA, London
2011European Makers Gallery, Amsterdam,
Galerie Terra Delft, Delft
2004WVK Kunststipendium, Bernberg, Germany
2003Talente 2003, Munich, Germany
2002Residencey exhibition,Edinburgh Zoo, Edinburgh
Public Collections
Canterbury Museum, Canterbury
2016‘A sense of family’ Jane Audus, Ceramic Review March
2015Susan O’Byrne ‘Five sisters and a Family Tree’ catalogue Ruthin Craft Centre
2013‘Additions to clay bodies’ Kathleen Standen
‘Sculpting and Handbuilding’ Clare Loder
2012‘Irish Craft Portfolio’ catalogue Craft Council of Ireland
2011Brandpunt Terra 2011 catalogue, Terra Delft
Ceramic Review March/28-33 feature article
2006‘Ceramics with Mixed Media’ Joy Bosworth

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