Chris Bird-Jones MA (RCA) Curriculum Vitae

Embryonic 2 Chris Bird Jones-Karen HealdA highly qualified and dynamic artist and educator possessing well developed communication and interpersonal skills.

Individual and innovative with global presentation experience through exhibition and conference. I consider myself to be a flexible people person and a creative problem solver.

Sections: Qualifications | Art Work | Publications | Commissions | Conferences | Lecturing


  • 2015 Creative Wales Ambassador Award
  • Wales Arts International Award for Bird-Jones&Heald to participate in Women’s International Glass Workshop – France 2014
  • Glass Games Wales, Catalogue – SMU/Lottery/Arts Council Wales 2012
  • Venice Travel Award – Wales Arts International 2011
  • ‘Engage’- developing creativity for The Foundation Phase with Primary Schools in Wrexham 2007
  • Arts Council Wales, Creative Wales Award 2005
  • Wales Arts International Award to participate in Women’s International Glass Network Exhibition & Conference, Australia 2006; New Zealand 2002
  • Welsh Office Award 4 Days in Industry, People & Prosperity 1997
  • British Council Award to participate in Women’s International Glass Network Exhibition & Conference, Tokyo 1995
  • RCA Travel Scholarship to visit Israel, commended for resulting thesis 1986

Professional Memberships:

  • Invited ‘Expert’ – Skills Show, NEC Birmingham UK 2013
  • Judge for Glass Craft Prize, Royal Dublin Society, Ireland 2013/16
  • Elected Council Member for British Society of Master Glass Painters 2013
  • Elected Board Member Volcano Theatre 2012
  • Founding member Nervous Energy 2011
  • Member of International Women’s Glass Workshop 1991 to Date
  • Member of International Glass Festival Steering Committee 2003/4
  • Member of Association for Glass in Higher Education, 1995/7
  • Member of Contemporary Glass Society, CGS, Steering Group 1996/7
  • Member of Arts Council of Wales Crafts Board 1994/7

Professional Training Courses:

  • Association Business Sponsorship of the Arts (ABSA) Seminar 2003, 1999
  • Sandcasting Glass Workshop, Lybster UK with Bertil Vallien 1996
  • Sculpture Masterclass with Richard Wentworth, Northlands, Lybster 2000
  • Bullseye Masterclass Glass Workshops Lybster 2004, Sunderland 2005


  • Master of Arts, Royal College of Art, London, 1985 to 1987
  • HND Glass, Swansea College of Art, South Wales, 1974 to 1977

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