My ceramic practise has scanned many years, from formal training in the late 60s and early 70s, to a professional life of teaching ceramics at the TAFE level, to my present day studio work since retirement from formal work. I have been seriously involved in the ceramic industry for the majority of my life. Ongoing workshops have kept my skills and interests current and my voluntary involvement with Ceramics Victoria has kept me constantly engaged with the industry.
My work has taken me to South Korea where I have been an invited International Exhibitor at the Mungyeong Tea Bowl Festival. For four consecutive years I was honoured to have this role as a guest of the country. I have participated in workshops in Gangin at their Celadon Festival and travelled the country widely visiting many studio potters. I have also exhibited in New Delhi with Ceramic Victoria and taken the opportunity to explore the countryside as well.
Curatoral roles with the ArtSpace Gallery at the City of Whitehorse have been a recent project and I look forward to new adventures within the field of ceramics in the future.
Sculptural shapes that are high fired in the saggar technique, resulting in flashes of colours and encrusted textures have become a signature surface of mine and wearable art in the form of brooches. Sculptural bottle forms, functional ware and wearable art in the form of brooches and necklaces are capturing my interests at present. New ranges and new styles develop all the time.
Professional and Community
2008-2014 Ceramics Victoria Inc. – Workshop Officer. Past President
2010 9th Ceramic Festival, Ballarat-Committee Organiser
2007-2005. Ceramics Victoria Inc. - President
2007 Sept. 8th Ceramic Festival, Bendigo-Committee Organiser
2014 July Still Firing @ 45, Whitehorse Art Space
2014 April Gifted, Whitehorse Art Space
2013 Dec Pop up at BHCA,
2013 Dec Pop up Gallery Albert Street
2013 Dec Pop up Gallery Slow Clay
2013 Nov Studio 13 Driftwood Gallery, Rosebud
2013 Feb Herring Island, Haven
2012 March Herring Island, Breaking the Drought
2012 March Then and Now. Whitehorse Art Space.
2011July Stonehouse, Warrandyte, Main Ridge Woodfirers
2011Dec Antipodies. Sorrento ‘ The Egg Cup Show’
2011August Gangjin Celadon Festival
2011April Mungyeong Teabowl Festival
2010 Nov Golden Earth, New Delhi, India
2010 August Whitehorse City Art Space.
2010 Jan Herring Island, ‘Oasis’
2007-2010 May Munygeong Teabowl Festival, South Korea.
2009 Jan Linden ‘Post Card Show’
2009 Feb Herring Island, ‘Land & Water’ Arts Festival
2009-2010 June Asian Craft Fair, South Korea
2008 June Skepski Gallery, Melbourne
2007 April Herring Island, Yarra River Melbourne, ‘Land & Water’
2007 Dec 3 Potters, Red Hill, Victoria.
2006-2010 Sep International Invited Artist Gangjin Celadon Festival, South Korea
2007-2010 May Mungyeong Tea Bowl Festival. South Korea.
2009 Oct Toyota Sculptural Exhibition, Port Melbourne
2007 May ‘Fired Up’ Chosen as promotional artist, Whitehorse City Gallery Opening
2006 Oct ‘Wood Firers Association Exhibition’ – Gyeongju Gallery 31, Incheon, Seoul, KOREA
2006 Aug ‘Surface Connections’ – Manningham Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria
2004 May ‘Encore’ Exhibition – Skepsi Gallery, Melbourne, Vic.
2003 Nov. Walkers ‘Imperial’ exhibition Skepsi Gallery, Melbourne, Vic
2004 May ‘Victorian Connection’ – Ceramic Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2003 Mar ‘La Trobe’ Awards’ – Castlemaine, Vic
2003 Feb ‘Williamstown Arts Festival’ - Williamstown
2012 Then and Now. Whitehorse Art Space.
2011 ‘Masters of the Wheel’ Whitehorse Art Space.
2007 April. Winner of the Harold Hughan Award for excellence in utilitarian ware. Skepsie Gallery, Melbourne, Vic
2006 Nov. ‘Tactonics’ Exhibition : Highly Commended Award, Melb. Vic.
2006 March. International Competition in Koblenz Sslzbarandkeramik, Germany.