About Christien

Studio Upper Aughrim

Pottery & Woodturning
Curriculum Vitea
Christien Van Bussel
Date of birth: 16- 03- 1963
1987 Graduated in ceramics at Art College Academie Minerva, Groningen, The Netherlands,
from 1988 own studio, organisation of classes for children and adults on a on-going base, from 1997 in Ireland.
Member Panel of Tutors of Craft Council of Ireland,
VEC tutor County Wicklow,
Member of Absolutly Wicklow, see www.absolutelywicklow.ie, work presented in Bray Design Centre
2002-2003 Artist in Residence, St Kevin’s National School, Glendalough,
                   Co Wicklow
2005-2006 Artist in Residence, Moneystown National School, Co Wicklow
2006 Stratford-on-Slaney, Wicklow 400 years Project
2009 Craft in the Classroom Project, Craft Council Of Ireland, St Briget’s Junior School,   Tallaght
2011  Riverwalk Tile Project, Twinning Association Chateaudunne, Arklow
2012 Women of the World, Crazy Golf Course, Arklow
2012 Mural with 5th class St. Joseph’s National School, Templerainey Arklow
2001-2007 Summer Pottery Classes Libraries Co Wicklow
2005-now Regular Workshops in Day Care Centres with elderly people and with Active Retirement Groups through VEC, Wicklow
2002-now Weekly courses pottery and woodturning in own studio for adults and children, also courses in the holidays, summercamps
2008-now Regular Pottery Workshops for Headlamps Bray in Connection with Philomena’s School, Bray, St.Kieron’s Traveller School, Bray and Extern Youth services Dublin(Tallaght)
2009 Fetac Foundation Course in own studio through WIN, Co Wicklow
2010 Adult Pottery Course with Springboard, Arklow
2010 Adult Pottery Course with Treonua (Drugs Task Force), Arklow
2005-now Regular Pottery Workshops for children and adults in Mermaid Arts Centre Bray, Co Wicklow, also participation in two Craft Fairs in the Mermaid Arts Centre
1998-now Woodturning classes in Aravon School (Primary School), Bray, Co Wicklow
1999-2004 Adults Woodturning Evening Classes St Killian’s Community School Bray, Co Wicklow
2006-now Regular Woodturning Demonstrations for Chapters of the Irish Woodturners Guild
Oct 2011 Demonstrator at the National Seminar of the Irish Woodturners Guild in Killarney
2002-now Woodturning classes for adults and children on weekly base in own studio and woodturning demonstrations at various crafts fairs in County Wicklow
2002-2010 regular participation in juried exhibitions of Ceramics Ireland
2004-now Christmas Crafts Fair Wicklow, Grand Hotel
2000-2005 National Crafts Fair, RDS Dublin
2009 Irish Woodturners Guild, Gorey
2005-2007, 2010, Art In Action, Co.Meath
2011 Wiclow Arts Festival
Christien van Bussel
Studio Upper Aughrim
Mob. 086 - 85 97 267
Tel./Fax. 0402 - 36 764
Thistle Cottage
Upper Aughrim
Aughrim, Co.Wicklow