Michael Heffernan

Michael was born in Dublin, Ireland and was accepted to the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) in 1971.  He was awarded a full merit scholarship to NCAD, followed by a national competitive design award for a one year in residency scholarship at the Kilkenny Design Workshop, located in the historic Ormond castle grounds in Kilkenny. Upon graduation coupled with experience at Kilkenny in ceramics and industrial design, he went on to win a national design award in industrial design to study for a Master of Arts in Industrial Design at Birmingham Polytechnic, now the University of Central England