RECENT AND FORTHCOMING EXHIBITIONS & PRESENTATIONS
The Dairy, Stonor Park; Moon lights: Margaret's new bone china pendant lights; Curled Light Sculptures & Conus and free-standing Moon lights
MAY 7th - 11th: A selection of Margaret's porcelain and bone china lights were exhibited in conjunction with The Pedestal auction house, at The Dairy, Stonor Park, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 6HF.
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.
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.
16 - 20th January 2019: London Art Fair - Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London N1 0QH.
STAND NO G24 with MODERN GROUND
Saturday 31st March, 11.30 - 12.30, Margaret will be giving a demonstration:
‘China in Your Hands’
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.
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
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.
The Oxford Ceramic Gallery, work included.
"Watts Up", Bernardaud Foundation, Limoges, France.
Contemporary Ceramics Centre, London
Translucent porcelain exhibited with Beverly Bell-Hughes.
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, 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, 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
Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israel, March 6th - 7th, workshop.
Benyamini Contemporary Ceramics Center, Tel Aviv, Israel, March 2nd - 3rd, workshop.
Ceramic and Glass Department, Bezalel Art and Design Academy, Jerusalem, Israel, February 22nd, presentation & workshop
Benyamini Contemporary Ceramics Center, Tel Aviv, Isreal, February, presentation.
Evento FICAS, Caldas, Portugal, a short presentation.
Adventures with Porcelain” , The Farnham Pottery, Surrey.
Presentation: Offre de la fondation, Bernardaud.
Conference on Contemporary Ceramics, presentation at 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, Sanbao, China.
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, 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
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:
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
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.