The ingredients of this work are essentially simple; clay, local stones, kaolin slip, wood ash, salt and high temperature. Simple elements combined creatively can produce complex and evocative results. Searching for that elusive nuance or essence that hovers provocatively at the edge of consciousness leads to exploration of the boundaries of the medium.
Born, London England. Initial training, Ceramics Certificate, National Art School, East Sydney, NSW, 1980. Established Balmoral Pottery, NSW, 1980, wood firing and salt glazing. Teacher, TAFE colleges, ANU and NAS since 1980; currently sessional lecturer, National Art School, East Sydney. Artist in Residence, ANU, 2001, 2002; Jeff Oestreich Pottery, USA, 2002, 2005; Micki Schloessingk Pottery, Wales, UK 2003Established pottery and water filter production project with local women potters in Manatuto, East Timor, 2002/3.Invited Guest Presenter and Demonstrator: Aberystwyth International Potters Festival, Wales, construction and firing woodfired salt kiln, 2003; Art In Clay, Hatfield House, UK, 2003; Mashiko International Ceramics Festival, Japan, 2006; Sturt Woodfire Conference, Mittagong, 2008; Australian Ceramics Triennale, Sydney, 2009; Woodfiring Symposium, Taiwan, 2009; La Borne- L’Amour du Feu’, international wood firing event in France, 2010; Tasmania Woodfire 2011. Collections include: public and private collections throughout Australia, UK, USA, Europe, Korea, China and Japan.