As an architect and a ceramic artist I enjoy making objects that explore issues of space in the broader sense. I explore mass and scale in both form and surface texture, and make reference to architectural structures and elements such as walls, columns and windows. I hand build with paperclay. This material allows me the freedom to explore form, structure and balance using very thin clay slabs. I want the objects that I make to be challenging and ambiguous.
Born Wollongong NSW. Initial training, BA Fine Art, Ceramics RMIT Melbourne, 1993; B Sc (Arch), 1975, B. Arch, 1981, University of Sydney. Career highlights: Australia Council resident artist in Rome 2005; Finalist International Ceramics Competition Mino Japan, 2008; Finalist International Competition for Contemporary Ceramic Art, Faenza, Italy, 2005; Finalist Taiwan Ceramics Biennale International Competition, Taipei, Taiwan, 2004. Selected Exhibitions: Important Exhibition of Australian Ceramics: A Tribute to Janet Mansfield, Mossgreen Gallery Melbourne 2014; Creative Director’s Choice Jam Factory Gallery Adelaide 2012; Inhabit, Solo Exhibition, Craft Victoria, Melbourne, 2011; Palimpsest, Solo Exhibition, Craft Victoria, Melbourne, 2003; Slipware: The Renaissance of a European Tradition, UK, 2001. Represented in collections in Australia, UK, China, Japan and New Zealand. Reviews and Publications: Susan Robey, Over and Over, Alex Selenitch, Ceramics Art and Perception, March 2004; An International Winner, Rosemary Macfarlane, Ceramics Art and Perception, June 2002. Studio in Melbourne Victoria.