The fact that I am a potter is an integral part of who I am. As is the fact that I need nature around me to feel alive. Both are reflected in the work that I make.
My pots are influenced by my rural life as well as a childhood travelling the world with my rather alternative family. They always had a great respect for the handmade which I took on. To use an item that has been formed by another's hand is a privilege and a delight.
Our farm is near Cobargo on the far south coast of NSW. This area is remote and wild and the land fertile and lush. Living here has made my work flourish. Its a very artistic and musical area, always so much going on and so much support for art.
We have also built the most fabulous studio which is pleasure to enter.
Open studios happen throughout the year and I am a part of the cobargo creatives arts trail in early autumn, the June long weekend and the October long weekend. Come and have a play with clay.
I am making more sculptures and colourful work, experimenting more... its a lot of fun.
Before we moved here in 2014, we lived in central west NSW also a beautiful part of the world.
I have CRAFTMARK ACCREDITATION awarded by the Crafts Council of Australia to craft workers who produce consistent high-quality work.
B.A. Visual Arts, Ceramics, Sydney College of the Arts 1985
Graduate Diploma of Secondary Art Education 1986
Bachelor of Nursing Charles Sturt University 2007
2015 People choice, Small and beautifully formed Blackwattle gallery Cobargo
2001 First and Special Prizes, Royal Easter Show Sydney
1998 First, Second and Highly Commended Prizes, Royal Easter Show Sydney
1996 Third Prize, Royal Easter Show Sydney
Many articles in national magazines and newspapers and Ceramics Monthly in the US.
Regular group exhibitions, including at Watsons Gallery in Canberra and as part of a national touring exhibition. I had solo exhibition at the Inner City Clayworkers in Glebe in September 2016 and will be having one at Blackwattle Gallery in Cobargo in October 2017.
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