RECENT AND FORTHCOMING EXHIBITIONS / PRESENTATIONS
WEDNESDAY 29TH 2-3pm JANUARY
MARGARET O’RORKE Visiting Fellow Staffordshire University: Ceramics Porcelain, Bone china and light.
ARTISTS PRESENTATION WEDNESDAY 29TH 2-3pm JANUARY 2020 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 industry has to offer.
17th November 2019 to September 2020 - KWUM Studio Ceramics Museum and Gallery Baklurantie/Bakluravagen 12
10470 . Fiskars . Telephone 0505112232 Open Wednesday to Sunday 12pm to 5pm.
16 to 20 January 2019 London Art Fair - Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London N10QH.
STAND NO G24 with MODERN GROUND
Saturday 31 March 11-30 - 12.30 Margaret will be giving a demonstration.
‘China in Your Hands’
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.
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 pendent 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 on Tuesday 11th July starting at 2pm.
MILAN FURNITURE FAIR. WOW ARCHITECTS STAND From 4th April 2017 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
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 Exhibition10th June -23July
Bluecoat Display Centre. Liverpool. Lighting. Work included January – March.
The Oxford Ceramic Gallery. Work included.
"Watts Up". Bernardaud Foundation Limoges France.
Contemporary Ceramic Center, London
Translucent porcelain with Beverly Bell-Hughs.
The Oxford Ceramic Gallery Porcelain exhibition.
Anita Besson Artists, Officine Saffi, Milan, Italy.
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.
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
McKnight Residence Artist Exhibition .
Northern Clay Center Solo Exhibition in Minneapolis Minnesota USA.
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”
Contemporary Applied Arts London, “Porcelain Garment Sculptures”. Collaboration with Marlene McKibbin
The Wison Art Museum and Jingzhe Modern Art Museum in 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 work shop.
RECENT ARTIST RESIDENCES AND EVENTS 2007 – 2016
Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem March 6-7th work shop.
Benyamini Contemporary Ceramics Center, Tel Aviv March 2-3rd workshop.
Ceramic and Glass Department in Bezalel art and design academy, Jerusalem Feb.22nd Presentation
& work shop
Benyamini Contemporary Ceramics Center, Tel Aviv Feb. Presentation.
Evento FICAS Caldas. Portugal. Short Presentation.
Adventures with Porcelain” The Farnham Pottery, Surrey.
Presentation Offre de la fondation Bernardaud.
Conference on Contemporary Ceramics- Presentation, University of Derby.
Sundmans Restaurant, Helsinki, Finland Art and Food.
Sundmans Restaurant. Helsinki, Finland. Art and Food.
University of the Creative Arts. Farnham. Porcelain and Translucency.
Lecture, demonstration and MA Student Tutorials.
Decorum & Potters Guild Slide Demonstration. Kings Langley,
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.
Invited Artist Jingdezhen International Ceramic exhibition workshop.
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.
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. Page 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 The 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,
Gallery Officinesaff Milan Italy See Ceramic Review UK 2012 Issue 253. Page 18.
Clay Light and Water reviewed by Sebastian Blackie Ceramic review No 243 May/June,2010 Page 30.
Clay Light and Water Reviewed by Janet Mansfield in 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 £5. Please contact
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 of Crafts Potters Association
2010 Invited Professional Member of 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
2003-2008 Member of Common Room Wolfson College Oxford
2001 - Appointed a Trustee of The Helen Hamlyn Trust.
1999-2002 Visiting Creative Arts Fellow, Wolfson College Oxford
1988-2002 Craft Adviser to Southern Arts
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.