In Autumn 2016 I won the Rosy James Memorial Trust Award, of £15,000. This unique bursary, administered by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland on behalf of the Rosy James Trust, aims to assist craft makers to develop their careers by developing a body of work which might otherwise have been unattainable.
My work has developed more recently to include elements of colour. I have been in the fortunate position that my mother, Deirdre McCrory, has added that colour through vitreous enamel to several works that I have created. I would like her to teach me to enamel and am delighted to have been awarded the Rosemary James Memorial Trust Award to allow this to happen.