After 21 happy years as course leader in Ceramics at the NCAD Dublin, Pim retired in December 2011 and moved to South London where he joined the 2DE Vanguard Court Studio in Camberwell.
Just before leaving Dublin, he took part in two exhibitions:
‘Transform’ was a Ceramics Ireland show, opening at Farmleigh Gallery in Dublin, in May 2011, and subsequently touring to Portadown’s Millennium Arts Centre, and to the Limerick School of Art and Design Gallery. Pim took this opportunity to show a group of wall-hung conglomerates, very much in the manner that dates from the way he had been working since 2000.
‘Entropy’, ran from November 2011 until March 2012 at The Glasnevin Museum in Dublin, and was a group show alongside other faculty members from the NCAD Department of Ceramics Glass and Metals. For this show, Pim showed a new aspect of his work. Making use of an extrusion technique (which he had been slowly developing during the previous 18 months), he showed a collection of open, delicate grid structures.