Curriculum Vitae

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Name:      
Neil C. Read, DA (Edin), Post Grad. (Edin), FSA (Scot).
Place of Birth: 
Edinburgh, Scotland.

 

Qualifications:  
1976: Postgraduate Diploma in Design and Crafts, with 'Distinction' from Edinburgh College of Art.
1975: Diploma in Design and Crafts, Edinburgh College of Art (Ceramics & Stained Glass).
 

 

Employment:
1987-2010 Head of Department of Ceramics, Glass and Metals, National College of Art and Design, Dublin.
1983-1987 Lecturer in Ceramics, National College of Art and Design, Dublin.
1982-1983 Part-Time Lecturer in Ceramics, National College of Art and Design, Dublin.
1978-1980 Photographer and Supervisor of Cataloguing, Edinburgh City Museums, Edinburgh.

 

Exhibitions include:  

2012:




"Bricks in the Rain", The Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin.
"Ceramics Ireland", Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin.
"Irish Ceramics", The Barony Centre, West Kilbride, Scotland.
"transFORM", The Source Arts Centre, Thurles.

2011:




"transFORM", Farmleigh Dublin, Millenium Court Portadown and Limerick School of Art.
"Fule International Ceramic Art Museum" Fuping, China. Work for the Irish Pavilion.
"Irish Ceramics" Xi'an, China.
"Irish Contemporary Ceramic Awards" The Millcove Gallery, County Cork.

2010:



The Blue Wall Gallery, Cavan, Ireland.
The National Porcelain Museum, Jingdezhen, China.
"Ceramics Ireland" Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin.

2009:



The International Porcelain Conference, Jaixing, China.
"Object" The National Crafts Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland.
"Ceramics Ireland" Dalkey Castle, Dublin.

2008:




The Royal Ulster Academy, Titanic Quarter, Belfast.
The Hallward Gallery, Dublin.
"Sculpture in Context", The National Botanic Gardens, Dublin.
"Ceramics Ireland", Ardgillan Castle, County Dublin.

2007:






The Royal Hibernian Academy, Summer Show, Dublin.
The Royal Ulster Academy, Omaugh Baths, Belfast.
"17 Prime Makers", Farmleigh House, Dublin and Aberystwith, Wales.
The National Porcelain Museum, Jingdezhen, China.
"East Meets West", The Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute, Jingdezhen, China.
"Irish Contemporary Ceramics", The National Museum of Ireland, Dublin.

2006:





The Royal Hibernian Academy, Summer Show, Dublin.
"Irish Contemporary Ceramics", The National Crafts Gallery, Kilkenny; The
Limerick City Art Gallery; South Tipperary County Museum, Clonmel.
"Ceramics Ireland", Dalkey Heritage Centre, County Dublin.
"Plan Expo", The Royal Dublin Society, Dublin.

2005:

NCECA Conference, 'Export China' Show of Sanboa Residents. Baltimore, USA.

2004:

The National Porcelain Museum, Jingdezhen, China.
Ceramic Jewellery "Influence", National Museum of Ireland.

2003:

Showcase Feature, NCAD, Dublin.

2001:



"Irish Contemporary Ceramics", Model Arts & Niland Centre, Sligo; The Ulster
Museum Limerick City Art Gallery; The National Crafts Gallery, Kilkenny.
"Focus", Drawing Exhibition, NCAD, Dublin.

2000:

Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries.
"Focus", Drawing Exhibition, Limerick City Art Gallery, Limerick.

1999:

"Current Context – New Ways of Seeing", The Royal Museum Edinburgh,
Katie Horseman Posthumous Retrospective, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland.

1998:

"Second Time Around", Dublin City Council Office, Wood Quay, Dublin.

1997:

"Irish Contemporary Ceramics" Model Arts Centre Sligo, Limerick City Art Gallery,
Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries, Ulster Museum , Belfast.

1996:

"Irish Contemporary Ceramics" City Arts Centre, Dublin.

1995:

"Potters Choice", Crafts Council of Ireland, Dublin.

1994:

Design Yard, Dublin.

1992:

Crafts Council Gallery, Dublin.

1989:

Harmony Hill, Lisburn, Ireland: Open Ceramics Exhibition.

1988:



E.C. Coffee Cup Touring Exhibition in Brussels, London, Lisbon, Amsterdam
– Two designs selected for inclusion.
Work selected for Crafts Council of Ireland's Christmas Exhibition.

1987:

Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland.

1984:

Small Ceramics, Zagreb, Yugoslavia.
The Craft Potters of Ireland, Dublin.

1983:



British Crafts, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
Ceramic Design, the Kilkenny Design Shop, Dublin.
The Craft Potters of Ireland, Dublin.

1982:

The International Ceramics Symposium, Cork, Ireland.
Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland.

1981:

The Design Centre, Glasgow, Scotland.
The Society of Scottish Artists, Edinburgh.

1980:

Solo Show, Trinity Art Workshop, Dublin, Ireland.
Solo Show, Cumbria College of Art, Carlisle, England.
The Henderson Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland.

1979:



"The E.S.E.S." Geneva, Switzerland.
Broughton Gallery, Scotland.
"Abacus" Gallery, Edinburgh.

1978:

The Edinburgh Festival Scotland.
The Henderson Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland.

1977:

The Salzburg Festival, Austria.
The Kelvin Grove Museum, Glasgow.

1976:



Gladston's Land, Edinburgh, Scotland.The New 57 Gallery, "Cone 9 Down", Katie Horseman's retirement show, Edinburgh.
Edinburgh College of Art, Postgraduate Show.

1975:

Society of Scottish Artists, Edinburgh.
Edinburgh College of Art, Diploma Show.

 

Public Collections:

  • The Irish Museum Collection, FLICAM, Fuping, China.
  • The National Collection, Office of Public Works, Dublin.
  • The National Museum of Ireland, Dublin.
  • The National Porcelain Museum, Jingdezhen, China.
  • The Sanbao Ceramic Institute, Jingdezhen, China.
  • The National Irish Visual Arts Library, NCAD, Dublin.
  • The Kelvingrove Museum and Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland.
  • The Paisley Museum and Art Gallery, Scotland.
  • The Royal Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland.

 

Other activities:

2013:

Chairman of judges, The Golden Fleece Awards, Ireland.

2012:

Chairman of judges, RDS Craft Awards, Dublin.

2012-2015:

 

External examiner in ceramics, Crawford School of Art, Cork.
External examiner for the Crafts Council of Ireland, Pottery Skills course,
Thomastown, Kilkenny.

2011-2014:

External examiner in ceramics, Glasgow School of Art.

2011:


Selected for the "Irish Pavilion at Fule, Fuping China", 4 week residency at
Fuping, appointed chairman of group.

2009:

Residency at the Sculpture Factory, Pottery Arts Workshop Jingdezhen, China.

2007:

 


Coordinated and participated in "China Tour 2007", a 21 day specialist
ceramics tour of China with Jackson Lee of the Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute in
Jingdezhen, China, included visits to the residencies at Sanbao Ceramic Art
Institute, The Pottery Workshop and Fuping.

2004:

Residency at Sanbao Ceramic Institute, Jingdezhen, China.

1995-2010:

Chairman and founding member of "Irish Contemporary Ceramics".

1994-1996:

Member of the Board of the Crafts Council of Ireland.

1993 - 2001:

Member of the Glass Society of Ireland.

1993 - 1998:

Committee Member of the Glass Society of Ireland.

1988:

 

Craft Design Co-ordinator for The Sculpture Society of Ireland's Summer Master
Class Workshops Eduardo Paulozzi (Ceramics); Zoltan Bohus and Maria Lugossi
(Glass); Joseph Palachek (Metals).

1983:


World Crafts Council, Dublin, Ireland – Assistant Workshop Leader to
Lillemore Peterson, Architectural Ceramics, National College of Art and Design.