Curating

Curating

Contemporary British Crafts, Miharudo Gallery, Tokyo 1990

British Design, Mitsukoshi Gallery, Tokyo 1990

25 Years in Covent Garden, Contemporary Applied Arts, London 1993

In Our Hands, miniature textiles, Nagoya Trade and Industry Centre, Japan 1993

The Raw and the Cooked: new works in clay in Britain, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford 1993 and international tour (co-curated with Alison Britton)

Objects of Our Time, Crafts Council, London 1996/7 and international tour

The British are Coming, SOFA, Miami and Indigo Gallery, Boca Raton USA 1997

Only Human: an international exhibition about body and soul, Crafts Council 1999-2000

Time Machines: Daniel Weil and the Art of Design, Design Museum, 14 May-31 August 2014

On the Line: New Perspectives on Craft in Southeast Asia, 3 May – 23 June 2017

Judge/selector for exhibitions

3rd International Textile Competition, Kyoto Museum, 1991

4th International Textile Competition, Kyoto Museum 1994

Triennale de Bijoux, Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, 1993

Platinum Competition, Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths 1992 and 1994

Young Ceramic Contemporaries, Victoria and Albert Museum 1993

Works for ’94, Crafts Council 1994

Made in the Middle, West Midlands Arts. 1995

1st European Union Crafts Prize, Vienna 1998

Jerwood Prize for Applied Arts (Ceramics), London 2001

European Ceramic Context, Bornholm, Denmark 2006

‘Out of the Box’, 6th Cheongju International Craft Biennale 2009, Cheongju, South Korea, 2009: judge for the international craft competition

BBC Woman’s Hour Craft Prize, London 2017, section judge and final shortlisting judge

Collections adviser

Contemporary Art Society 1992

Hove Museum and Art Gallery 1994

American Craft Museum, Collectors Circle, New York 1995 and convenor and leader of their UK tour

Crafts Council 1994-2001

Focus Group of sector specialists to advise the Crafts Council on the future of its Collection, 15 March 2011.

 

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Curator and writer on crafts and design