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Kevin Callaghan

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Royal College of Art, London, 2013, MA



Curriculum Vitae

Name:                                    Kevin Patrick Callaghan

D.O.B:                                    15-05-82

Contact:                                  No. 8 Victoria Ave, Blackrock, Cork City                                                                               087 2323425 



2008-2010         Crawford College of Art and Design (C.I.T.).  Year 3+4 BA (Hons) Degree in Ceramic Design

2006-2008                             Ceramics Skills and Design Course, Thomastown, Co Kilkenny.  Crafts Council of Ireland  (Distinction)

2005-2006                             Crawford College of Art and Design (C.I.T) Year 2 BA (Hons) Degree in Ceramic Design.

2004-2005                             Colaiste Stiofain Naofa, Trumore Road Cork City. City and Guilds Level 5.  1 Year Ceramics course (Distinction)

2000-2002                             North West Institute of Further and Higher Education, Derry GNVQ Art and Design.


Sept 2010                              Graduate Group show at the Black Mariah and Triskel ArtsCentre,        ESB Building, Cork City.

Aug – 2010                            Solo show intitled ‘Transmigration’ at the Doswell gallery, Ross Carbery, West Cork.

June  - 2010                          “Fractals” Crawford College of Art and Design            BA (Hons) Degree Show, Sharman Crawford Street, Cork City. www.cit/

March - May 2010            “Sustainable future exhibition” Limerick City Gallery, Limerick City.

Feb - March 2009            ‘Bitter Sweet’ An exhibition of National and International artists, Doswell gallery, Ross Carbery, West Cork.

Nov  2009                              “Focus on Ceramics” The Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork.  

Oct – 2009                             Jingdezhen International Exhibition at the Jingdezhen History Museum, China.

Aug – 2009                            Solo show intitled “Hui Pai” at the nine windows Gallery of the Experimental Sculpture Factory and Pottery Workshop, Jingdezhen, China.

Mar – 2009                            “Blank Space” 3th year Crawford College of Art and Design Exhibition, in the James Barry Gallery, Bishoptown Campus C.I.T, Cork.

Oct 2008 -Jan 2009            “Breaking Out”  Emerging Makers Exhibition.The National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny Design Centre, Kilkenny.

Nov – 2008                            Ceramics Ireland Exhibition, group show at the Dalkey Heritage centre , Dublin .

Nov 2008                               Ceramics Ireland Exhibition, group show at the RDS Architectural Conference, Dublin.

Jul -Aug 2008            Ceramic Skills and Design Course, Crafts Council of Ireland Graduation Exhibition” at the National Craft Gallery , Kilkenny Design Centre, Kilkenny.

April- May 2008             Ceramic Skills and Design Course Exhibition, Water Garden Cafe Thomastown, Co Kilkenny.


Sept-2010-                         The National Sculpture Factory, Albert Rd, Cork               ... ,    

July-Aug 2009                      Pottery Workshop and Experimental  Sculpture                                                        .                                           Factory Jingdezhen, China.


 Feb-2011                          Commission for the Bodega bar with businessman Benny Mc Cabe consists of flock of origami bird flighing through the bar with a strong sence of movement.The scale of each bird three and a half and an amount of 15 birds in the material of stainless steel, colours Ivory, Black.

Jan –2010                              Lecture at the space gallery and Collective South Mall Cork City, on the Ceramic Art Residency, at the Experimental Sculpture Factory and Pottery Workshop, Jingdezhen, China.

Nov- 2009                              Lecture at the Crafts Council of Ireland’s Ceramic skills and training course on the Residency, at the Experimental Sculpture Factory and Pottery Workshop, Jingdezhen, China.

Nov –2009                             Interview with RTE programme ‘Nationwide’ as part of the ‘Focus on Ceramics’  at the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork.


Aug- 2009                             Lecture on work and talk at the Pottery Workshop, Jingdezhen, China.

Sept- 2008                             Lecture on work and talk at the Pottery Workshop, Jingdezhen, China.

June  2007                             Minigama Workshop at the International Ceramics Festival Aberystwyth, Wales with Master Japanese Potter Akira Yoshida. Nine day workshop building and firing these small kilns during the International Festival using a hair dryer and charcoal.           

Three months placement in the Chang Mai University, Thailand, while travlling for eight months.


June 2010                              Crawford College of Art and Design (CIT) Development Bursary Award 2010

June 2010                              DBI Ceramic Suppliers and Crawford College of Art and Design Purchase Award 2010

June 2010                              The Cork City National Sculpture Factory Ceramic Award and Residency at the National Sculpture Factory 2010.

June 2010                              The Black Mariah in conjuction with the Triskel Arts Centre Group Show Award (ESB Building) Cork City 2010.

July 2009                                The Institute of Designers in Ireland (IDI),  Frank Ryan Travel Bursery Award 2009


The Internatioal Museum of Jingdezhen, China 2009

The (OPW) Office of Public Works  in Ireland  2010

Cork City Council, New Building Cork City 2011

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