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Exhibitions, Awards, Collections 


 Le Décor Comme Élément Structurel , Galerie Du Don le Fel, France , october 13th- November 31

'Surface Matters' Design & Crafts Council of Ireland - Coachhouse, Dublin Castle / Artesnia Catalunaya, Barcelona

'Surface and Form' Clay College Stoke-on-Trent

Ceramic Art London

'Made with Love' Craft Centre and Design Gallery, Leeds


Ceramic Art London

'A Pot in the Hand' The Roundhouse Gallery, Derbyshire, UK

'Clayworks', Printworks, Dublin Castle

'The Long Hot Summer' Verling Fine Arts, Dundalk, Co Louth

'Sculpture In Context', Botanic Gardens, Dublin



'Gifted' RDS, Dublin

‘A vase is a vase is a vase’ at The AD Gallery, Antwerp

‘Narratives in Making’ at The Ruthin Craft Centre, UK

PORTFOLIO Critical Selection; ‘Narratives in Making’, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny

'TOUCHSTONE' Ceramics Ireland 40th anniversary exhibition, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin and National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny

‘Verve’ Blue Egg Gallery, Wexford

‘Vase; Function Reviewed’ –Farmleigh Gallery, Phoenix Park, Dublin



‘The Vase - Function Reviewed’ - National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny

Irish Contemporary Ceramics at The Barony Center, West Kilbride, Scotland.

Sculpture In Context, Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin



International Symposium exhibition at Keramik Museum, Berlin

PORTFOLIO at the Solomon Gallery, Dublin

Ceramics Ireland selected exhibition, Rathfarnham Castle.



PORTFOLIO at the Royal Hibernian Academy Gallery, Dublin

'Centred' at Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin

'Colour Vision' , Blue Egg Gallery, Wexford.

Winter Exhibition at The Verling Fine Art Gallery

Irish Contemporary Ceramics at The Mill Cove Gallery, Kenmare

Ceramics Ireland selected exhibition, Pearse Museum, Dublin


2013: Sculpture in Context, Botanic gardens, Dublin

International Symposium, V-oglje, Slovenia.

Le Noche Negra International festival, Aviles, Spain

Ceramics Ireland Annual exhibition, Rathfarnham Castle.

'The Golden Egg', Culture night, Cloughjordan enterprise centre.


2012: Irish Craft Portfolio exhibition at Royal Hibernian Art Gallery,

Ely place, Dublin. 30 November- 3 December

The National Craft competition, RDS, Dublin

Irish Contemporary Ceramics, The Barony centre, Scotland.

Sculpture in Context, The Botanic gardens, Dublin


2011: 'Transform', a travelling exhibition which opened at Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin

Irish Contemporary Ceramics, Millcove Gallery

Sculpture in Context, The Botanic Gardens, Dublin

Ceramics Ireland members exhibition at Rathfarnham Castle,Dublin

Irish ceramics Sculpture, Cill Rialaig Gallery, Co Kerry

The National Crafts Competition, RDS,Dublin


2010: Sculpture in Context, the Botanic Gardens, Dublin

Ceramics Ireland juried exhibition, Rathfarnham Castle,

Ceramics Ireland members show, Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin , June

'Thrown', The Lavit Gallery, Cork

'Healy, Watts and O' Donovan', The Millcove Gallery.

Art in Action, Townleigh Hall, Slane, Co Meath. I have

exhibited and demonstrated at this event for the past 7 years.

The National Crafts Competition, RDS, Dublin.


2009: Featured artist at Designyard, Dublin [ part of award]

'COAST', a collaborative exhibition with painter Padraig Mc Caul, Dalkey Heritage centre.

Ceramics Ireland juried exhibition, Dalkey Heritage centre, 

Ceramics Ireland members show, Dalkey Heritage centre, Dublin

Irish Contemporary Ceramics, Millcove Gallery


2008: ' GRAINNE WATTS', Solo show, Imagine Arts Festival, The Granary, Waterford.

Ceramics Ireland juried exhibition, Dalkey heritage centre,

Ceramics Ireland members show, Dalkey heritage centre, Dublin , June

Irish Contemporary Ceramics, Hallward Gallery, Dublin

'Jerpoint Animal Kingdom', a group show , Jerpoint Gallery

Kilkenny Arts festival


2007: '17 Prime Makers' at Farmleigh Gallery and Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales



RDS National Craft Awards - Established Maker Award of Excellence and winner of the California Gold medal.

RDS National Craft Awards - Ceramics Category winner.


RDS National Craft Awards  - Ceramics Category Winner, Ceramics Ireland Award and Design and Crafts Council of Ireland purchase award

Winner of the Dublin Airport Authority commission to design the Allianz B2Arts Awards.


Mill Cove Gallery Award of Excellence


Peter Brennan Pioneering Award


Design and Crafts Council of Ireland

Office of Public Works

Private collections - USA, Slovenia, Germany, Norway, Australia, Belgium and Ireland.


Commissioned artworks

  • 3 large Ceramic panels installed at the swimming pool at Nenagh Town Park and Leisure Centre, commissioned by Tipperary Arts office, Tipperary Co Council.

  • 2014 Allianz Business to Arts Award sculptures, commissioned by Dublin Airport Authority. [ See ‘The making of Harmony’ on Youtube]

  • ‘MAKERS’. a program for RTE Junior about the life of a maker, series 1. 2016

  • The Beara  Breffni Cairn at Cloughjordan, Co Tipperary. Commissioned by the Cloughjordan Tidy Towns committee, a collaborative stone-built cairn with handmade ceramic inserts inspired by nature. This Cairn marks a meeting point on the Beara- Breffni walkway. Collaborative project with Ken Curran and Thomas Wollen.



Alveston Gallery, London

Bills & Rye, York, UK

SO Fine Art editions, Sth Anne St, Dublin

Millcove Galleries, Castletownbere and Kenmare

The Blue Egg Gallery, Wexford

The Quay Gallery, Westport, Co Mayo

Ardmore Gallery, Co Waterford

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