• Studio Updates:
  • As part of Peninsula Studio Trail, some of my work will be displayed in the Mornington Library Window. during August 2022.
  • ‘Love where you live’ An exhibition of works by local artists. Opening 10th September 2022 at Jackie Jones – 8/23 Suffolk Street, Rosebud.
  • Australian Ceramics Open Studios I will have my studio open on 12th and 13th November 2022.
  • I am presently working on a body of work for an exhibition ‘Blue Oyster’ at Antipodes, Sorrento in January 2023.

 Apprenticed to Viennese Master potter, Franz Kukowetz at his Terra Nigra studio in 1972. I later studied Majolica while working as production potter at the Old Chelsea Pottery in London.  In 1990 I began my continuing study of glazing with wood ash.

Being a student of Japanese ink-painting for many years means much of my ceramic work becomes a canvas for Sumi-e brushwork.

The soft coloured glazes are mostly ash-based. Native coastal vegetation, hinterland, rainforest, orchard and grapevine woods are all used. These are all burned separately to maintain the purity of the ash.

Further from home, ashes from the W.A Kimberley’s Spinifex, Bauhinia, Bella Gum..and when lucky, a branch that has fallen from a Boab.. are collected by ecologist family members after natural or back-burn fires and shipped to the studio.

My work is fired to 1280 degrees in a gas kiln.

I acknowledge that I live and make on unneeded Boon Wurrung land. I acknowledge the Bunurong people as the traditional custodians of this region and pay my respects to Bunurong elders past and present

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