Artist profile

Location Wingecarribee Southern Highlands

Artist Type Professional


I make both tableware and sculptural work.
All my work is woodfired and salt glazed.
I also run workshops at my studio.
I hold an annual open weekend studio sale in December each year.

  • About

    I make woodfired salt glazed ceramics, both tableware and sculptural work, in my studio in the Southern Highlands, surrounded by nature.

    I have always been curious about the natural world. It has fed my work in many ways. The weathered textures, patterns and colours of natural and made things can produce a visually complex web that I find compelling.

    I see the processes of woodfiring and saltglazing as parallel to and flowing from these natural processes. The clay works I make are ‘weathered’ in my kilns, yielding a unique myriad of textures and colours.

  • Biography

    My relationship with clay began in 1975. Initially I worked in a pottery production studio, and then continued my training by studying ceramics full time at East Sydney Technical College.

    Since 1980 I have been a full-time maker in my own studio. I have taught and presented workshops in Australia, UK, Taiwan, France, Italy, Denmark, Japan, and the USA. I have also exhibited in Australia, UK, USA, UK, Netherlands, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Germany, France and Denmark.

    I am currently a lecturer at the National Art School Sydney, and I hold a PhD from the University of Wollongong.

  • Awards & Career highlights

    2019 - Rough Stuff: A Celeb USAration of Wild Surface, Cavin-Morris Gallery New York, USA

    2018 - awarded Ph D – Creative Arts UOW, Wollongong

    2018 - Material Ways of Knowing Solo Exhibition at TAEM Gallery, UOW, Wollongong

    2017 - Connected by Fire Blue Spiral 1 Gallery, Asheville, USA

    2015 - Material Evidence Olsen Irwin Gallery, Sydney

  • Studio Address

    9 William Street
    Balmoral Village NSW 2571

    Please contact the artist to arrange your visit.

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