I find objects on my walks, old nails, bark, seaweed, shells and rocks and use them to texture my clay; this bowl was made with a rock found along the Great Ocean road in Victoria, it holds memories of the sea and rock pools. The glazes and clays that I use mixed with the naturally deposited ash from a firing create the colour and texture that I look for in my work.
Born, Williamstown Victoria. Initial training, Diploma in Ceramics at BRIT late 1990’s. Awards and Invitations: 2014, invited artist at On The Edge Of The International Shelf conference, Mystery Bay, NSW; 2013 nominated for Janet Mansfield Ceramics Award, ICMEA, Fuping, China; Gulgong Award ‘Perseverance and Humour in Adversity’ Clay Push conference, Gulgong; 2008 Log Book Award, Sturt Woodfire conference, Mittagong, NSW; 2006 invited to exhibit in the ‘Presenters Invitational’, Tozan 20+1 Woodfire conference, Flagstaff, USA; 2005 Bendigo Pottery Teapot exhibition, 2nd prize, non-functional, Bendigo; 2004 Woodfire Survey exhibition, Canberra, Australia; 2003 Pat Emery Award, Victorian Ceramics Group, Australia; 2000 Post-Secondary Student Award, Bendigo; 1999 selected, National Ceramics Student exhibition, Edge 99 ‘Ripped’, National ceramics conference, Perth, Australia. Collections include: Shepparton Art Museum; Bendigo Art Gallery; Wollongong Art Gallery; corporate and private collections. Publications include: Bendigo Magazine feature artist March issue 2013, The Art of Woodfire, Owen Rye 2011.