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Curriculum Vitae

Personal Information 
Name Claire Mooney

Participation on the Homo Faber Fellowship Programme
Intensive Business Training with ESSEC, 
Lisbon, Portugal, (September 2023)
6 Month Internship with Silversmith Séamus Gill, 
Dublin, Ireland, (October 2023 – Ongoing until March 2024)
One Day Masterclasses with Thomas Lyte and Ndidi Ekubia, 
Part of Sky Arts Master Crafters Series, (Spring 2023)
Private Metal-Spinning Tuition with Warren Martin, Sheffield and Annalong, (Spring 2022 – Ongoing)
Introduction to Hinge-Making with Ray Walton, 
Contemporary British Silversmiths, (Summer 2022)
Raising a Pair of Seamed Vessels with Tony Bedford, Contemporary British Silversmiths, (Summer 2022)
Introduction to Spoon Forging with Howard Fenn, Contemporary British Silversmiths, (2021)
Tray Sinking Course, Contemporary British Silversmiths, (2021)
University of Ulster, Belfast (September 2014 – August 2019)
Saimaa University, Imatra, Finland (September – December 2016, Erasmus Student)
Goldsmith Centre, London (July 2016, Undergraduate Summer School)
Masterclass with David Clarke, UUB (February 2016)
Masterclass with Manuel Vilhena, UUB (January 2016)
St Louis Grammar School, Kilkeel (September 2007 – June 2014)

Completion of ESSEC Business Module
Cultural Heritage & Museum Studies
BA (Hons) Contemporary Applied Arts, Silversmithing and Jewellery  
Foundation Studies Art & Design
Youth Support Work Qualification Education Authority
A Levels: Art (A) Technology and Design (B) Business Studies (C)
10 GCSEs including English, Maths, Art and Design Grades A*–B

Professional Memberships
Heritage Crafts
Visual Arts Ireland

“Highgrove Gardens Arbour” Bill Bailey's Master Crafters: The Next Generation, Highgrove Gardens, Wiltshire
“Ag925–Au750 / Journeys in Silver and Gold” Craft NI Gallery, Belfast
“The Art of Resistance” 2 Royal Avenue, Belfast

“New Designers 2022” One Year In, Islington, London 
“ForM 2022” Bangor Walled Gardens, Bangor

“Launchpad Exhibition” Craft NI Gallery, Belfast 
“Big Bauble 2021” Craft NI Gallery, Cork

“PINNED Exhibition” ACJSNI, Craft NI Gallery, Belfast 
“Retrospective” Kilkeel Library, County Down 
“Anamnesis” Ards Arts Centre, Newtonards
“Showcase” Cork Craft & Design, Ballydehob, Cork
“Big Bauble 2020” Craft NI Gallery, Cork

“Go Girl Exhibition” Pop Up Golden Thread Gallery Space, Castlecourt, Belfast 
“Linenopolis” Linen Hall Library, Belfast 
“Annual RUA Exhibition” Ulster Museum, Belfast
“Big Bauble 2019” Craft NI Gallery, Belfast

“Lost in Linen” Island Arts Centre, Lisburn (As part of the 2018 Linen Biennale)
“Annual RUA Exhibition” Ulster Museum, Belfast
“New Designers 2018” Group Show, Islington, London
“Degree Show” Ulster University, Belfast

“Emerging Artists: PLACE” Spy Pond Photo Space, Newcastle, Northern Ireland
“Closure” Engine Room Gallery, Belfast
“25 Pop-Up” Blick Studios with Belfast Design Week 
“Big Bauble 2017” Space Craft, Belfast

“Showcase” Saimaa University of Applied Sciences, Finland

“Creating Foundations” Surgery Gallery and Studios, Belfast, Northern Ireland 
“Foundation End of Year Show” University of Ulster, Northern Ireland 

Recipient of Royal Mint Precious Metals Bursary.
Selected for the Homo Faber Fellowship Programme.
Selected participant for Bill Bailey's Master Crafters: The Next Generation.

National Lottery Heritage Recovery Fund Funding Obtained

Arts Council Northern Ireland Individuals Emergency Resilience Programme Funding Obtained
Selected stockist for Ulster Museum Shop

Arts Council Northern Ireland Artists' Emergency Programme Funding Obtained
Selected exhibitor for New Designers London, One Year On 2020 (Postponed until 2021 due to Covid-19)
Selected for Craft NI’s ‘Launchpad’ programme

Selected stockist for Stormont Gift Shop   
Arts Council Northern Ireland, SIAP
Provost’s UNIQUE Art Shop Award 2019, Ulster University
Commissioned maker of Allianz Arts & Business NI 2019 awards

Selected stockist for Seamus Heaney's 'Homeplace', Bellaghy
Maker of Ulster University’s presentation piece for Shaanxi, China

Shortlisted for 2017 “Make Your Mark” Award, Goldsmith Company, London

Funding obtained for Goldsmith Summer School
Erasmus Grant for Student Exchange, European Funded
Deans Honours list for Academic Achievements in 2015/16
Work selected as presentation piece for the AHUA conference, Ulster University

Review featured in “Docrafts Creativity” Magazine, Issue 58, pg35, (Published Summer 2015)
Winner of “Stand for Something” Dr. Martens design competition, Belfast

For a downloadable CV which includes curatorial and community project involvement, please click here.