Nuala O'Donovan was born in Cork City in Ireland. She spent a number of years living and working in the U.K., Australia and the U.S.A. before returning to Cork in 1997. She completed a BA(Hons) in Three-Dimensional Design at Middlesex University in the U.K. in 1994 and studied ceramics at the Crawford College of Art and Design graduating with an MA in 2008.
Since graduating Nuala O'Donovan has won a number of National awards and her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Her work has been purchased for private and public collections in Ireland, the U.K., Europe, U.S.A. and Russia. She currently lives and works in Cork City, Ireland.
Crawford College of Art and Design, C.I.T., Cork, Ireland. ( 2008).
National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin, Ireland. (2010).
Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Contemporary Ceramics Collection. (2011).
Culture Ireland Funding Award 2010 & 2012
Golden Fleece Award, Merit Prize 2011
Crafts Council of Ireland, External Exhibitions Funding Award 2011
RDS National Crafts Competition
RDS First Prize Contemporary Ceramics 2009 & 2010
Ceramics Ireland Award 2009 & 2010
Crafts Council Of Ireland Purchase Award 2009
Allianz Business to Arts Award 2010, Commissioned Artist.
Golden Fleece Award, Shortlist, (One of Eight Candidates) 2010
Annual Irish Ceramics Award, Hallward/Millcove Gallery 2009
Crafts Council of Ireland/Irish Arts Review National Emerging Maker Award 2008/09
C.I.T. Post-Graduate Scholarship/Research Award 2006-08
Membership of Professional Organisations:
Visual Artists Ireland-Professional Membership
National Sculpture Factory. www.nsf.ie
Crafts Council of Ireland - selected maker Irish Craft Portfolio www.ccoi.ie
Ceramics Ireland - Professional Membership