Staff / Board


  • Julie Carse

    Craft Northern Ireland Board Member

    Julie currently works in the Higher Education Sector supporting the Registrar and Chief Operating Officer of Queen’s University Belfast. Previously, for 14 years, Julie was a Business Improvement Project Manager in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Operational Effectiveness Team delivering successful business consulting projects in process and change across public and private sectors. Julie joined the Board of Craft NI in 2010.

  • Rachel Dickson

    Craft Northern Ireland Board Member

    Rachel Dickson is Joint Course Director of BA Hons Contemporary Applied Arts, Belfast School of Art. She graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2002 with MA Ceramics and Glass. She is a practicing artist exploring ideas of memory through the medium of porcelain, paperclay and paper, and has exhibited throughout the UK, Ireland and North America. Rachel Dickson is a Distinguished Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a member of Applied Arts Ulster, and Irish Ceramics in Education.
  • Kim Mawhinney

    Craft Northern Ireland Board Member

    Kim was appointed Head of Art in 2009 at the National Museums Northern Ireland. She was Curator of Applied Art at the Ulster Museum for 15 years with responsibility for the glass, ceramic and furniture collections. Kim was a member of the Project Board for the redevelopment of the Ulster Museum, which reopened in October 2009. She currently sits on the main Board for the Art and Architecture Ireland, a cross-border major research publication. Throughout her career she has curated, juried and selected exhibitions, lectured and written about the history and development of museums, accessibility of art collections, glass and ceramics, both nationally and internationally.

  • Rachel O’Neill

    Craft Northern Ireland Board Member

    Northern Irish artist and designer Rachel O’Neill works at the interface between art and design using a variety of tactile materials to create wonderfully playful one-off Installations and limited edition pieces for corporate and private interiors and special events. After graduating from the University of Ulster’s School of Art and Design, Rachel has travelled the world producing work for an international client base from Belfast to New York creating commissions for private homes and commercial ventures such as restaurants and galleries. Rachel has created massive installations for Peugeot’s Flagship showrooms in both Paris and Berlin while also producing pieces for New York’s luxury 5th Avenue Store, Bergdorf Goodman.