The silhouetted imagery of this stoneware vessel references the pine windbreaks that line the paddocks in the sheep and cattle country of Skipton, in Western Victoria. I have used a combination of matte oxide slips and unglazed surfaces to capture the sombre and striking patterning of the trees shadowed almost like a tattoo against the horizon.
Born Melbourne Victoria. Initial training, RMIT Melbourne, Bachelor of Arts, Ceramics, 2007; Arts Academy, University of Ballarat, 2011, RMIT Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art), 1st Class Honours, 2012. Awards: 2014 Residency SouthHill Yellow House, New South Wales; 2013, Australia Council ArtStart Award; 2012, Trudie Alfred Bequest National Ceramic Scholarship; RMIT University Ceramics Honours Award; 2011, Ceramics Victoria Award; Stonehouse Award for Ceramic Excellence; 2010, Brian McLennan Scholarship; 2008, Commendation Award, Envisage, Pat Emery Award, Ceramics Victoria; Commendation Award, Ceramics Victoria Sculptural Exhibition; Northcote Pottery Ceramics Award. Exhibitions include: over 14 invitational exhibitions throughout Australia. Publications include: The tabletop’s chequered past, The Age; MasterChef cookbook, Two Asian Kitchens, Adam Liaw; In the Kitchen with Adam Liaw; articles in the Journal of Australian Ceramics and contemporary Home Magazines. Collections include, Manninghan City Council Art Collection, corporate and private collections.