"From the rolling hills of Devon, the vast veldt of Africa to the weathered shores of Australia, my forms have emerged".
I have been a Ceramic Artist for over 30 years and have exhibited in numerous shows and galleries throughout Australia. I mainly work with stoneware and porcelain clay bodies and fire in my electric, gas and sometimes raku kilns. I also have access to a wood fired kiln in the Winter months which adds another dimension to the forms and desired aesthetics. My love of texture has drawn me to experiment with crystalline glazes, as it has a certain illusiveness and depth which still intrigues me.
In February 2016 I held an Exhibition entitled "Reflections of Japan" in conjunction with Textile Artist, Alan Tremain, with a Japanese Shibori/Boro theme. I've always been interested in texture and so tried to incorporate the 'Boro" aesthetic which originates in the North of Japan. Various textiles were used to patch the jackets worn by workers in the rice paddies centuries ago and some of these items are now very collectable. My current work (platters, teapots and bowls) tries to capture the feel of some of the patchwork/texture that might have been incorporated into the jackets. 8th-19th March, 2017, I will be exhibiting at the Art Studios Gallery in North Gosford with contemporary Artist Carol Gill. Title of Exhibition is "Confluence"
I have been President of the Ceramic Study Group 2010-2014, currently Vice President. A member of the North Shore Craft Group and The Australian Ceramics Association. Have just been nominated President (2017) of the Ferry Artists Gallery at Wisemans Ferry down on the Hawkesbury River, NSW, where I always have a body of work on display and for sale.