PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1970
Established own engraving studio, Ashburton, Devon, UK. Selected to be member of Devon Guild of Craftsmen
1975
Invited to work for 2 months at the Glass Workshop of J. & L. Lobmeyr in Vienna, Austria studying cutting and engraving techniques
Travelled throughout East and West Europe establishing contacts with people in the New Glass Movement, visiting artists, galleries and museums
1976
Awarded major Bursary by Crafts Council, UK
Attended Hot Glass Conference at Royal College of Art in London which proved a major watershed in development of Studio Glass in England
Elected Council Member of Devon Guild of Craftsmen, UK
1977
First Visiting Artist at Glass Studio Franzensbad, Baden, Austria, developing skills in glass blowing
Demonstration tour and lectures Meet the Craftsmen through UK
1978
Artist in Residence at Illinois State University working with the Glass Department, USA
1979
Travelled throughout North America establishing contacts and participating in conferences and giving guest lectures including Pilchuck Summer School
1979-81
Invited to become Glass Artist in residence, in conjunction with Northern Arts and Sunderland Polytechnic, UK. Glass blowing at Monkwearmouth Glass Centre and Glass Bulbs Ltd., Leamington, UK
1980
Guest lecturer and consultant for Contemporary Engraved Glass Outside England at Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
Lectured and demonstrated at 1980 World Crafts Conference, Vienna and Glass Symposium, Austria
Crafts Council Ceramics and Glass Advisory Panel and Bursary Committee, London, UK
Visiting lecturer at West Dean College and Middlesex Polytechnic, UK
1980-81
Crafts Council Index Selection Committee, Northern Arts Crafts Advisory Panel, UK
1980-83
Council of British Artists in Glass
1980-84
Visiting Lecturer at The Royal College of Art, London, UK
1981
Became Lecturer at West Surrey College of Art & Design, move to Farnham, set up studio in Hindhead
1982
British Council Research Scholarship to Czechoslovakia. Lecture and workshop at 1st Novy Bor conference, Czechoslovakia
1983
Guest Lecturer and giving a workshop at Glass Art Society Annual Conference in Corning, NY, USA
1983
Moved studio to Badshop Lea, Kiln House Studios, Surrey, UK
1984-89
Invited to work at Hergiswil Glass Factory, Lucerne, Switzerland
1985-86
Steering committee for Glass In The Environment conference at R.C.A., London, UK
1986-87
Southern Arts, Visual Arts and Crafts Advisory Panel, UK
1987
Lecture tour in Germany and Austria for his touring exhibition Thoughts About Light
Organised exhibition A School of Glass in Berne and Zürich, sponsored by the Cantonale Commission for Culture in Berne, Switzerland
Organized and coordinated student project to design and make Narthex Windows for St. Thomas on the Bourne Church, Farnham, Surrey, UK
Wrote paper on the Vessel for the Gulbenkian Foundation, guest lecturer at the Vessel Conference, Birmingham, UK
1988
Lecture at Frauenau Glass Symposium, Germany
Lecture in Texas, McAllen International Museum and Pan Am University, USA
1989
Designing for Hergiswil Glass Factory, Switzerland
Lectures at glass conference at the Brunnier Gallery and Museum, Iowa / Illinois State University, USA
1990
Senior Tutor coordinating glass programme at W.S.C.A.D, Surrey; Crafts Council Bursary Panel, UK
1991-92
Moved to Illinois State University, USA, as Visiting Associate Professor; speaker in seminar on Approaches to Education in Glass at Marx Gallery, Chicago
1992
Appointed Head of Glass Workshop, The Australia National University, Institute of the Arts, Canberra School of Art. Moved to Canberra, Australia in July 1992
1993
Conducted Cutting and Engraving workshops together with Franz Xavier Hoeller at the Ausglass International Summer School, Canberra School of Art. Lecture given at Ausglass International Conference
1993-94
Appointed to the Australia Council, Visual Arts/Craft Board's Professional Development of Artists and Craftspeople assessment committee
1994
Accredited member of Craft ACT, Australia
Research undertaken in Kyoto, Japan as part of CSA / Kyote Seika Univ. Exchange; Lecture given at Kyoto Seika University
1995
Introduced Open House Specialist Workshop Program at CSA in Glass, Canberra
Advisor to the Student/Graduate Initiative to establish a Glass Access Workshop in Canberra
Visited Singapore with Capital Works Exhibition. Gave series of floor talks, Singapore
1996
Coordinated Mutitjulu Women's Community Project - introduction of glass engraving and surface working, Alice Springs, Australia
Lecture to Smithsonian Institute Society, Washington DC, USA
Lectures given at Illinois State University and the University of Illinois, USA
Gave staff research seminar on establishing a National Craft Data Base
1997
Lecture for National Museum of History, Taipei in conjunction with The Somatic Object
1998
Australia - Taiwan Artist's Studio Exchange, Taipei, Taiwan and further research in Japan
Lecture for La Salle College of the Arts, Singapore
Lecture at National Museum of History, Taipei
1999
Craft ACT: Accreditation Panel and Mentorship Sub Committee
Art Forum Lecture at Canberra School of Art: Towards a Greater Understanding
Floor talk Lecture at Object Galleries, Sydney for Essentially Canberra Exhibition
Lecture at National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Glass in the International Context
Keynote Lecture - Education in Glass at International Glass Festival, Hsinchu City Museum, Taiwan
2000
Appointed External Examiner for Glass, Architectural Glass and Ceramics, Sunderland University, School of Arts, Design and Media, UK