RECENT AND FORTHCOMING EXHIBITIONS & PRESENTATIONS

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The Dairy, Stonor Park, and Moon lights: Margaret's new bone china pendant lights 

 

MAY - COMING SOON: We are delighted to announce that a selection of Margaret's porcelain and bone china lights will be on exhibition at The Dairy, Stonor Park, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 6HF. 

 

DATES AND OPENING HOURS WILL BE PUBLISHED SHORTLY

 

2020

Wednesday 29th January, 2-3pm

MARGARET O’RORKE, Visiting Fellow Staffordshire University: Ceramics Porcelain, Bone china and light.

ARTISTS PRESENTATION, Wednesday 29th January, 2-3pm, Cadman G026, College Road Campus, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2DE .

Margaret will discuss the development of her work and her current exhibition of porcelain light sculptures at the KWUM Ceramic Museum, Fiskars, Finland. She will also trace how her studio work has led to her latest lighting products in bone china, manufactured in collaboration with Duchess China in Stoke-on-Trent and the creative opportunities the industry has to offer. 

2019

17th November 2019 - September 2020:  KWUM Studio Ceramics Museum and Gallery, Baklurantie/Bakluravagen 12

10470 . Fiskars . Telephone 0505112232 - Open Wednesday to Sunday 12pm to 5pm.

2019

16 - 20th January 2019: London Art Fair  - Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London N1 0QH. 

STAND NO G24 with MODERN GROUND

2018

Saturday 31st March,  11.30 - 12.30, Margaret will be giving a demonstration:  

 ‘China in Your Hands’  

At  MESSUMS WILTSHIRE

Place Farm, Court Street , Tisbury SP3 6LW 

February - May:  

VORTEX 2 CHANDELIER: Woven steel, light fibres and porcelain installed for sale at Messums Wiltshire Shop. Collaboration with Finnish art weaver Sirkka Paikkari.

2017

November 

Margaret took part in the SASAMA Ceramic Festival 2017.  http://icaf.jp/e/ Japan.

On display in this charming Japanese room with Tatami mating and photographs on the wall of her work were these samples of her lit cast translucent porcelain small table lamps, a pendant light and three small carved candle lights.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ISCAEE – International Society for Ceramic Art Education and Exchange,  Theme: Interpreting History - 

Margaret will be a Key Note speaker with a demonstration, Tuesday 11th July starting at 2pm.

MILAN FURNITURE FAIR. WOW ARCHITECTS STAND: From 4th April 2017 with work included. 

OFFICINESAFFI GALLERY, MILAN. OPEN TO ART: selected  artist category - design February 2017, work included.

THE OXFORD CERAMIC GALLERY,  Black & White, January 28th - 4th March 2017, work included

2016

THE SLEEP SET, WOW Architects Stand. Hotel and Design Exhibition: The Business Design Centre, London,  21-22nd November, work included.

New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, 50 Years Celebration - Mixed Exhibition, 10th June - 23rd July

Bluecoat Display Centre. Liverpool, Lighting, work included January – March.

2015        

The Oxford Ceramic Gallery, work included.

2014        

"Watts Up", Bernardaud Foundation, Limoges, France.

2013        

Contemporary Ceramics Centre, London

Translucent porcelain exhibited with Beverly Bell-Hughes.

2012         

The Oxford Ceramic Gallery, Porcelain exhibition.

Anita Besson Artists, Officine Saffi, Milan, Italy.

2011    

Studie Galleri Nyboder Lys og Porcelæn, Copenhagen, Denmark

Tea for Two, Officine Saffi, Milan, Italy.

 

“Porcelain”, The Oxford Ceramic Gallery

 

Changing Paces. Mixed Media, Joanna Bird London

 

Translucencies. Officinesaffi, Milan. Italy.

See review:  Ceramic Review UK, January 2012, Issue 253. Page 18.

Studie galleri Nyboder Lys og Porcelæn Copenhagan DK

CAA Percy Street, A Unique Proposal.

2010

CAA Circus Satellite Porcelain exhibition.

“TRANSLUCENCIES” Gallery Officinesaff  Milan Italy. Vertical Pods.

 

Made to Cherish, at Contemporary Applied Arts London.

 

Woven Light and Porcelain: a Collaboration with Sirkka Paikkari

Solo Exhibition, NCECA, Translucent Porcelain and Light, Philadelphia, USA

2009 

McKnight Residence Artist Exhibition. 

Northern Clay Center, Solo Exhibition, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

2008

Jingdezhen International Ceramic exhibition and workshop, Sanbao, China.

 

Galerie Besson: 'Twenty Years, Twenty Pots'.

 

Light Sculptures, International Exhibition, Makasini, Fiskars, Finland.

KOTONA III, Fiskars, Finland “Garment Sculptures”

2007

Contemporary Applied Arts, London, “Porcelain Garment Sculptures”, collaboration with Marlene McKibbin

The Wison Art Museum and Jingzhe Modern Art Museum, Shanghai, " World Contemporary and Public Ceramic Art"

Jingdezhen Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute. China

Flow Gallery. London. “Commissioning Exhibition”.

 

Oxford Museum. Woodstock, “Potters of Portland”.

 

“Collect”. Victoria and Albert Museum Flow Gallery

 

Galerie Besson: “Classic and Contemporary Ceramics”, “International Master's exhibition”, and workshop.

RECENT ARTIST RESIDENCES AND EVENTS 2007 – 2016

2017    

Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israel, March 6th - 7th, workshop.

Benyamini Contemporary Ceramics Center, Tel Aviv, Israel, March  2nd - 3rd, workshop.

2016    

Ceramic and Glass Department, Bezalel Art and Design Academy, Jerusalem, Israel, February 22nd, presentation & workshop

Benyamini Contemporary Ceramics Center, Tel Aviv, Isreal, February, presentation.

2015     

Evento FICAS, Caldas, Portugal, a short presentation. 

Adventures with Porcelain” , The Farnham Pottery, Surrey.

2014      

Presentation: Offre de la fondation,  Bernardaud.

Conference on Contemporary Ceramics, presentation at University of Derby.

2013  

Sundmans Restaurant, Helsinki, Finland Art and Food.

2012  

Sundmans Restaurant. Helsinki, Finland. Art and Food.

University of the Creative Arts. Farnham. Porcelain and Translucency.  

Lecture, demonstration and MA Student Tutorials. 

2011

Decorum & Potters Guild, Slide Demonstration. Kings Langley,

2009 

Awarded Research & Development Grant, Arts Council, South East

                         

Awarded 2009 McKnight Artist Residencies for Ceramic Artists at the Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

Exhibition and Workshop Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis. Minnesota, USA.

 

Resident Artist Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute, Jingdezhen, China.

2008

Invited Artist Jingdezhen International Ceramic exhibition  workshop, Sanbao, China.

2007 

Fuping Pottery Art Village, Fuping, Shaanzi, China, conference, theme: Appreciation of Ceramic Art, presentation “Translucent

Porcelain with light - Studio Potter and Industrial Designer” - Margare O'Rorke.

Jingdezhen Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute, China, International Master's Workshop.

International Ceramic Research Centre, Denmark.  Collaborative Relationships Seminar: Royal Copenhagen Porcelain.

MAGAZINE ARTICLES

2016: Tribute to Anita Besson Ceramic Review issue 277, CPA News p. 3

2014:  La Ceramica_bassa. Issue 22. O’RORKE La Luc della Terra.

2014:  Ceramics Art and Perception Issue 97, pages 3-7

2010:  Ceramic Technical, Margaret O’Rorke by Elaine Olafson Henry, no 30.

2009:  June/July American Crafts

2006:  The Independent Magazine, Light Fantastic, by Liz Hoggard 

2006:  Image Interiors, Ireland, David Miles, May/June

2005:  September/October, House and Garden

            Modern Living Japan, no. 158, Jan. 2005

1999: August, World of Interiors

1999: Ceramic Review UK, Jan/Feb Ceramic

1997: October Art and Perception Australia

1989: Ceramics Monthly USA

1987:  Crafts Magazine, Light Years UK

REVIEWS

Gallery Officinesaff , Milan, Italy, see Ceramic Review UK, 2012,  issue 253. page 18.

Clay Light and Water, reviewed by Sebastian Blackie, Ceramic Review, issue 243 May/June, 2010, page 30.

Clay Light and Water, reviewed by Janet Mansfield, Ceramic Art & Perception, issue #82, December 2010 

Ceramic Review, 194, March/April 2002

Revue Céramique & Verre, no 123, mars/avril 2002

PUBLICATIONS AND BOOKS

"Light Your Home: By Elizabeth Wilhide (1 Oct 2005)

A Comprehensive Guide to Practical and Decorative Lighting (Conran Octopus Interiors)

Clay Light and Water, Margaret O’Rorke, A&C Black 2010

Porcelain and Light. Booklet of Margaret’s works. Designed and printed in China. 2010, available to purchase: £5, please contact: Margaret.ororke@btinternet.com

Porcelain, Caroline Whyman, Batsford.

Ceramic Technology for Potters and Sculptors, Yvonne Cuff.  A & C Black 1996.

Porcelain: Jack Doherty Ceramic Handbook, A & C Black 2002.

Porcelain and Bone China: Sasha Wardell. Crowood 2004.

Naked Clay: Jane Perryman, A & C Black 2004.

Ceramics with Mixed Media: Joy Boswell, A & C Black.

Breaking the Mould: Black Dog Publications 2007.

 

INCLUDED IN PUBLICATIONS

Ceramic Tools and Techniques, Louisa Taylor, 2011

Breaking The Mould, Black dog Publishing, 2007

Ceramics with Mixed Media, Joy Boswell, A&C Black

Naked Clay, Jane Perryman, A&C Black 2004

Porcelain & Bone China, Sasha Wardell, Crowood 2004

Porcelain, Jack Doherty Ceramic Handbook, A&C Black 2002

Technology for Potters and Sculptors, Yvonne Cuff, A&C Black 1996

Porcelain, Caroline Whyman. Batsford/Ceramic 

APPOINTMENTS AND MEMBERSHIPS

2012:               Invited Fellow, Crafts Potters Association

2010:               Invited Professional Member, Crafts Potters Association

2009:               Selected Artist for VISUAL, South East Arts and Business

2008                Member of Contemporary Applied Arts

2008-               Honorary Member of Common Room, Wolfson College, Oxford University

2003-2008      Member of Common Room, Wolfson College, Oxford University 

2001 -              Appointed a Trustee, The Helen Hamlyn Trust.

1999-2002      Visiting Creative Arts Fellow, Wolfson College, Oxford University 

1988-2002      Craft Adviser to Southern Arts

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

The Oxfordshire Museum Woodstock.

Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford.

The Bowes Museum, County Durham

Grimmerhus Museum, Middelfart, Denmark 

Royal Copenhagen Porcelain, Show Room, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Blair Museum of Lithophanes, Toledo, Ohio USA.