It is the random surface markings of the Naked Raku process that continues to inspire my interest in this ceramic art form. This intriguing process can generate infinite variation of marks and tonal qualities that can provoke emotional responses and feeling that only the beauty of nature provides.
Born Wangaratta Victoria. Initial training, Bendigo College of Advanced Education (LaTrobe University), 1975-76. Kevin has been committed to his craft for almost 40 years, starting with an enriching ceramic course in Bendigo, at a time when ceramics was beginning to flourish as an alternative life-style in Australia, providing many with substantial training and opportunities to express their interests in clay. Teacher training lead to a rewarding career of TAFE and secondary teaching, and a personal ceramic practice that continues. Participated in over 30 solo and group exhibitions, conducted over 20 workshops around Australia, sharing his knowledge of making, finishing, decorating, kiln building and glaze development. Represented in public collections including: Bendigo Art Gallery; City of Whitehorse Collection, Melbourne; Ceramics Victoria Collection; Rockhampton Art Gallery; Darwin Art Gallery. Represented also in corporate and private collections. Publications include: Ceramic Form, by Peter Lane; numerous articles in ceramic magazines.