I have been working with clay for around 30 years and I am still enjoying the process.
I began my journey with clay through a TAFE certificate course that led to making domestic ware for galleries and gift shops.
Many years later I went onto university and completed a Visual Arts Degree followed by Post Graduate studies including a Masters Degree and a Department of Education Diploma. I taught part time at Newcastle University and TAFE in the ceramics departments and Art in various high schools. I am now working in the studio at every opportunity.
I employ a broad range of skills to realise my craft and art-works that alternate between hand-built sculptural forms, figurative sculptures and wheel thrown forms and domestic ware.
The most recent hand-built forms have been inspired by the erosion of rocks along the coast, the white foam and blue/green of the water.
Time & Tide
The satirical figurative works are mostly taken from life experiences and are a social comment on contemporary issues
Momma said there would be days like this
Wheel-throwing still has a mesmerising attraction. The rhythm of the wheel is quite meditative and I enjoy throwing forms and domestic ware.