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Shane Porter is Co-Course Director of BA (Hons) Product Design and Lecturer in Design (Product) at Belfast School of Art. Shane graduated from the Royal College of Art (MA Ceramics & Glass, 2015) and Ulster University (BA (Hons) Fine and Applied Art, 2010).

Prior to joining Belfast School of Art, Shane held academic positions at Belfast Metropolitan College and Hampstead School of Art as Lecturer in Ceramics, and at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, as Artist in Residence Assistant and Ceramics Technician.

Shane has works in numerous private collections, including the permanent collection of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Further Education), Ulster University

20 Sept 20195 Jun 2021

Award Date: 1 Jun 2021

Master, MA Ceramics & Glass, Royal College of Art

Award Date: 1 Jun 2015

Bachelor, BA (Hons) Fine and Applied Art

Award Date: 1 Jun 2010

External positions

Applied Art Ireland, Co-chair, Applied Art Ireland

1 Jul 2019 → …

Applied Art Northern Ireland, Chair, Applied Art Northern Ireland

1 Jul 2019 → …


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