Curriculum Vitae

Kerrie Ahern
15.06.84

Education

2003 – 2007

BA Fine and Applied Art (First Class Honours)
University of Ulster, Belfast

 

2005 – 2006

Diploma in Industrial Studies (Pass with Commendation)
University of Ulster, Belfast

 

2006

Teaching English Foreign Language (TEFL)
40 hour Online Course

 

2002 – 2003

Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art and Design (DISTINCTION)
Cumbria Institute of the Arts, Carlisle

 

Exhibitions

October 2008

2008 International Contemporary Ceramic Exhibition
Ceramic Museum, Jingdezhen, China

 

October 2008

Contemporary Ceramic Jewellery Exhibition
Ceramic Museum, Jingdezhen, China

 

July 2007

New Designers 2007
Business Design Centre
London, United Kingdom

 

June 2007

Fine and Applied Art Degree Show
University of Ulster, Belfast, United Kingdom

 

Apr 2006 – May 2006

Network 2005
Kunst Industri Museum, Stensalen, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

Apr 2006 – May 2006

Hohr-Grenzhausen brennt keramik
Trialog e.V., Höhr Grenzhausen, Germany

 

Dec 2005 – Feb 2006

Network 2005
Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Centre, Skælskør, Denmark

 

June 2003

Foundation Studies Final Show
Cumbria Institute of the Arts, Carlisle, United Kingdom

 

Solo exhibitions

May 2006 – June 2006

Trialog Artist in Residence Exhibition
CeraTech Centre, Höhr Grenzhausen, Germany

 

Scholarships/awards

2007 – 2008

The International Award for Individual Artists funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland & The National Lottery

 

2007

Richard Kennedy Degenhardt Belleek Collectors’ International Scholarship

 

2007

First Trust Bank / University of Ulster Distinguished Graduate Award

 

Artist residencies

Jan 2008 – April 2008 

Artist in Residence
Pottery Workshop Jingdezhen, China

 

Jan 2006 – June 2006 

Artist in Residence
Trialog e.V., Höhr-Grenzhausen, Germany

 

Sept 2005 – Dec 2006

Assistant / Resident artist
Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Centre, Skælskør, Denmark

 

Collections

Sanbao Ceramic Art collection, China

Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Belfast

Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Centre, Skælskør, Denmark

University of Ulster, Belfast

Commissions

2007

First Trust Bank / University of Ulster Distinguished Graduate Award for Terry Cross

 

Reviews / Publications etc

2008

2008 International Contemporary Ceramic Exhibition Jingdezhen Book

 

2007

'Our . The sense of belonging.' by Stephen Farnan

 

Employment History

Sept 2008 – July 2009

English Teacher Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute
Teaching oral English

 

July 2007 – Nov 2007

Ceramic Conservator
Cliveden Conservation Workshop Ltd. Assisting the ceramic restoration of the Crown Bar, Belfast in association with the National Trust

 

Feb 2007

Children's Art Workshop Assistant
Chinese Welfare Association
Assisting children’s art workshops to celebrate Chinese New year in public venues across Northern Ireland

 

June 2006 – Aug 2006

Volunteer English Teacher Wat Rangsi Suitavad Primary School
Teaching English as a foreign language to adults and children in Sri Racha, Thailand

 

June 2005 – Sept 2005

Administrative Assistant Ralph Capper Interiors
Assisting the general administration for a designer furniture company based in Manchester