2013 Events

SERIES: II” from 29th November – 31st December 2013.

An exhibition of work in Bangor at Dr Sarah McAleer’s studio.

‘SERIES: II’ explores interpretations of the word ‘series’ and focuses on the succession of objects and ideas. It conveys how a jeweller can produce variations on a theme whereby a form/idea develops from the first piece to the last, or is included in different jewellery types. All jewellery is hand-made by local jewellers.

Silver origami earrings with topaz.
Lotus de Wit, Silver origami earrings with topaz.


A Culture of Making: Evolution and Growth

In celebration of the August Craft Month ’13 theme, Tyrone Design Guild has brought together both established and emerging artists and designer/makers from Co. Tyrone to demonstrate how the county’s rich heritage of artisans and traditional craftspeople have evolved into contemporary artists for the 21st century.

This exhibition, aims to challenge perceptions about current rural Irish art, craft and design, how traditional practices merge with the contemporary, and how the contemporary sits perfectly in a county steeped in tradition.

It brings together a selection of artists / designer-makers who showcase Co. Tyrone as a particularly vibrant cultural context for contemporary craft practice, including: Andrea Hayes, Carol Kinloch, Catherine Scott, Emma Kelly, Fionnuala O’Neill, Frances Sweeney, Kathleen Ward, Helen McFarland, John McIntyre, Leona Devine, Lotus de Wit, Niamh McAuley, Rachel Leary, Rosemary Ferguson, Shauna McCann, Teresa Poyntz, and Tom Agnew.

Venue: Strule Arts Centre, Townhall Square, Omagh, Co Tyrone, BT78 1BL

Dates: Exhibition Preview – Thurs, 8th Aug, 6pm. The exhibition continues from the 9th to the 31st of August. Opening Times: Mon-Sat, 10am to 5.30pm



2009 – 2010 Events

Pedestal Exhibition Craft NI Belfast December 2010

Pedestal transforms the gallery at Craft NI into a living space with contemporary craft and classic antiques.

A few of my pieces have been included in this exhibition Curated by Gail Mahon. ‘Pedestal’ brings together the best of cutting-edge and emerging craft talent from the making it programme.

Working in partnership with Whatnot Antiques in Derry, Gail has selected a classic piece of antique furniture as the ‘pedestal’ for their work.

Craft NI

Picture John Murphy Aurora PA.
Lotus de Wit, Dragonfly, Sterling Silver. Picture John Murphy Aurora PA.

The Tea Party Craftmark Drogheda County Louth October 2010

Louth Craftmark at Highlanes Gallery Celebrated its 4th birthday with this lovely Tea Party show. In collaboration with Ceramics Ireland this exhibition featured a lovely range of handmade tea cups, teapots, cake stands etc. A few of my silver tea infusers will be included as well. A range of my jewellery is also available through Louth Craftmark’s shop.

Louth CraftmarkLouth Craftmark

British Trade Craft Fair April 2010
Harrogate, Yorkshire 
Come join me at the BCTF, it’s a lovely show with a great variety of beautiful handmade work. Find out more through the link below:

‘The Chain of Craft’ Lapua Art Museum

Lapua Finland, March 2010

A few of my silver sculptures were included in ‘The Chain of Craft’ exhibition in Lapua. Five countries and 42 makers exhibited at the Lapua Art Museum, this exhibition is the result of collaboration between Finland, Spain, Italy, Ireland and the UK as part of ‘The Sustainable Craft Networks Partnership.

Lapua Art Museum
Lapua Art Museum

I had a the privilege of travelling to Lapua as part of this networking event. The Sustainable Craft Networks Partnership brought together a group of craft producers from five different countries to research and explore knowledge, know-how and good practice on how to assist both craft businesses themselves and the networks of which they are part to become more sustainable. This was a really lovely experience, we visited a series of makers studios. Below are a few snapshots. I love Alvar Aalto’s design so it was brilliant to get a chance to see the Bell tower of Kauhajärvi Church.

It was so cold!!

Alvar Aalto
Alvar Aalto





Solo exhibition Sunburst Gallery
Ards Arts Centre, County Down, December 2009

Beyond Traditional Boundaries Exhibition

Venue: University of Ulster Foyer, Belfast, York Street

Dates 6 – 29th August 2009

An exhibition of work by the participants of Craft NI’s making it craft business programme showcasing the creativity and innovation of Northern Ireland’s up-and-coming craft makers in jewellery, ceramics and textiles. This exhibition highlights the importance of gallery work that will inspire and sustain the artistic integrity of the maker.

Artists included in the exhibition are: Suzanne Harbinson, Derek Wilson, Naomi Whan, Ronan Lowery and Lotus de Wit.

Silver Sculpture
Silver Sculpture – Lotus de Wit