My current work continues my interest in interpreting the ceramic traditions of Japan and the Japonisme seen in British ceramics of the 19th century. Recent work combines abstract patterning along with geometric reserves and decals into the formal spatial organisation of the vessel's surface.
Born Reading, England. Initial training, Leeds Polytechnic, Fine Arts, 1974-77. Received Japanese Ministry of Education scholarship, research at Kyoto City University of Fine Arts, Japan, studied under the late Professor Yutaka Kondo; worked in the studio of Mr. Satoshi Sato in Kyoto, Japan; completed post-graduate studies, Royal College of Art, London, 1983-85. Over 10 solo exhibitions including: Japan, London, Hong Kong, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra. Over 50 group exhibitions including Australia, America, Europe, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea. Grants and Scholarships include: Professional Development Grant, Australia Council; Australia Council Grant, assistance with attendance at the Ceramics Millenia Conference, Amsterdam; Australia China Council Grant for ceramic research in Shanghai and Jingdezhen, China. Collections include: National Gallery of Australia; National Gallery of Victoria; Powerhouse Museum, Sydney; Gifu Prefectural Ceramic Museum, Gifu, Japan; Art Gallery of Western Australia; Parliament House, Canberra.