Sean Kingsley

EDUCATION
2003 – 2006    Master of Philosophy by Research in Design – University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland
1988 – 1989    Semester of self-directed study in world renowned ceramics studio – Banff Centre School of Fine Arts, Banff,    Alberta, Canada
1986 – 1987    Post Graduate Diploma, Design and Crafts (Ceramics)- Edinburgh College of Art
1982 – 1986    BA (Hons),Design and Crafts (Ceramics) – Edinburgh College of Art

CAREER HISTORY
Part-time self employment
2011 –         Potter – Butter Wynd Pottery, Tayport, Fife
1999 – 2003    Ceramicist – occasional work- Ceramics Department, University of Dundee
1996 – 1999    Potter – El Paso Studios, Edinburgh
1991 – 1996    Potter – Royal Park Ceramics, Edinburgh
Full-time employment
2000 –         Product Design technician – University of Dundee
1998 – 2003    Ceramics technician – University of Dundee
1989 – 1999    Workshop manager – Pine Country and The Great American Indoors, Edinburgh
1988           Potter  – Purcell’s Cove Pottery, Halifax, Canada

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
Craft Fairs / Shows
2011 –         St Andrews Farmers’ Market (monthly market stall, trading as Butter Wynd Pottery)
1991 – 1999    Edinburgh Company 3D-2D (many fairs throughout Scotland including theEdinburgh Festival and The Royal Highland Show).

1998           Artisan – Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh
1996 – 1999    El Paso Studios, Edinburgh. Co-ordinated a loose conglomerate of (mainly) ceramists, all working in individual units on an independent basis, with one mutual retail outlet.
Selected Exhibitions
2003            Q2: a celebration of the ceramics programme at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design – Queens Two Gallery, Dundee
2000                Pots 2000 – Bellevue Gallery, Edinburgh
2000                Cencal – Caldas da Rainha, Portugal
2000                Craftscape – Yorkshire Craft Centre, Bradford, West Yorkshire
2000                Pots Valiant – a travelling group show starting at the Dick Institute, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire
1999                The Plate Show – a touring group show starting at the Collins Gallery, University Of Strathclyde, Glasgow
1998                Association for Applied Arts – Collins Gallery, Glasgow
1998                Association for Applied Arts – British Council, Edinburgh
1997                Society of Artists and Artist Craftsmen – RSA, The Mound, Edinburgh
1997                Scottish Society of Artist – RSA, The Mound, Edinburgh
1997                Scottish Potters Association – Broughton Gallery
1996                Autumn Show – Stratheam Gallery, Crieff, Perthshire
1994                Paintings and Ceramics – Frames Gallery, Perth, Perthshire
1993                Association for Applied Arts – Intermedia Gallery, Glasgow
1993                Royal Society of Artists – RSA The Mound, Edinburgh
1993                Scottish Potters Association, Fife – Crawford Art Centre, St Andrews
1989                Banff Centre Community Exhibition – Walter Philips Gallery, Banff, Canada
1988 – 1989   7 exhibitions during residency at the Banff Centre – Banff, Canada

Collaborative and inter-disciplinary work
2001                Will MacLean – Various pieces for ‘Driftworks’, DCA, Dundee
2000                Andy MacKinnon – ‘Transition’ a film by Andy MacKinnon as a Wark/Clements Co-Production
1999                Marlene Ivey – ‘Nothing stops me from wanting’, for ‘The Plate Show’, Collins Gallery, Glasgow
1999                Christine Farrell – for ‘The Plate Show’, Collins Gallery, Glasgow
1996                Lucy Dunce – ‘Tea set’, for the Scottish Arts Council collection

Workshops
2011 – 2012    ‘Muddy Magic’ pottery course for children – Easter Kincaple Farm, St Andrews
2000                Institute of Ceramics, Caldas da Rainha, Portugal. Assistant to Tim Proud in a ceramic Raku course