Friday, 25 November 2016

It's MAGiC

Delighted to have been chosen for inclusion in the 2017 Klytie Pate Award. In it's inaugual year, the exhibition will be part of he Mansfield Art Glass Incorporating Ceramics (MAGiC) exhibition. 
8 - 15 March 2017

This work is entitled It Never Rains...
hand coiled & pinched stoneware clay, stoneware glazes, hand painted oxides and stains

About Klytie Pate: see NGV collection

About Klytie Pate Award: see here

Friday, 18 November 2016

It's all in the body

After months of testing & trialing my glaze ingredients I have to varying my clay body to achieve a tonal range for my From Here To THere series.

Very happy with this the 'darks' amongst this work.

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Growing bigger...Northcote Pottery Artist in Residence

End of my second week at Northcote Pottery and I am loving the extra elbow room and the sweet Brunswick light.

Time to start making my free-form, hand pinched trees bigger, well bigger than my 10cm finger reach can manage.

This beauty is 32 cm tall, now to get it through the bisque.

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Pleased to be part of the FLAIR- Flinders Lane Art In Review

I will be talking about my involvement with the Bluestone Collection as part of  


Panel Discussion
Coinciding with Craft's Collective Memory exhibition this public forum will provide the opportunity for those interested in collecting craft to hear from a range of different parties.  Along with myself will be Jason Smith from the Geelong Art Gallery talking about his person collection and Karen Woodbury providing a gallery perspective on facilitating collecting.Featuring individual collectors this panel session will discuss the decision making, motivation and inspiration behind collecting craft along with offering practical advice for those considering starting a collector collective or starting their own craft collection.

WHERE: 31 Flinders Lane Melbourne VIC 3070
WHEN: Saturday 20 August 2016
TIME: 1.30am-2.30pm

Monday, 1 August 2016

Can't See the Forest for the Trees Workshop

Join me in a workshop and make your very own hand pinched tree. Can't see the Forest For The Trees is being offered as part of Craft Cubed and will be held at Guild of Objects 6pm Thursday 18th August.
Bookings here:


Thursday, 14 July 2016

WONKY ~ group exhibition

Opening 14th July 6-8 pm

Curated by Sophia Cai & Caitlin Shearer

Featuring artists

John Brooks (VIC), Tara Burke (NSW), Rachael McCallum (NSW), Belinda Evans (VIC), Luke Maninov Hammond (QLD), Niamh Minogue (VIC), Zhu Ohmu (VIC), Yoko Ozawa (VIC), Robyn Phelan (VIC), Gina Rockenwagner (USA), Elise Sheehan (VIC), Cassandra Smith (VIC), Charlotte Watson (VIC/NZ)
Wonky is a group exhibition inspired by the principles of wabi-sabi – a Japanese aesthetic philosophy that celebrates the imperfect and the transient. Taking this idea as a starting point, Wonky is an exhibition that examines unpredictability and impermanence, both in art and in life.
Wonky features 13 Australian and international artists working across diverse
mediums including ceramics, drawing, sculpture, jewellery and textiles. While some artists take direct inspiration from Japanese art, others approach the topic in their own idiosyncratic way. Together, their works acknowledge the uncontrollable forces of nature and the unpredictable nature of ‘making’.

Unbearable Promise of the Rain Cloud series

Exhibition dates:

July 14 – 24, Thursday – Sunday 11am to 5pm Opening July 14, 6-8 pm

Gallery Tinning St Presents
Lot 5/29 Tinning St, Brunswick, VIC 3056

Free Public Programs

Artist Talks
Saturday July 16, 2pm
Please join the curators for a discussion with artists Zhu Ohmu, Robyn Phelan and Luke Maninov Hammond on the theme of wabi-sabi as it relates to their artistic practice.
Meditation Session
Friday July 22, 10am
Artist Charlotte Watson will lead a meditation session in the gallery space.
Nature Walk & Performance
Sunday July 24, from 2pm
To close the exhibition, please join artists Cassandra Smith & John Brooks for a nature walk of the gallery’s surround. Later, come back to the gallery for a closing performance piece by artist Rachael McCallum. Green tea will be served.

Sarah McNeil of ROOM PRESS will produce a limited edition risograph printed catalogue to commemorate and celebrate the exhibition and the contributing artists – it will be a souvenir of the exhibition and an artwork in its own right. Risograph printing lends itself to the theme of wonky with its natural idiosyncrasies and handcrafted vibes.