I also create a range of functional ceramics for your home and jewellery for your fashion wardrobe.
Visit the SHOP to browse my latest creations.
Professional services include: Ceramic Sculpture,Mixed Media, Classes & workshops, Art consultancy, Private, public and corporate commissions and Curating.
I have been a practising artist for over twenty years, and during this time have exhibited widely throughout Australia and internationally, have had peer review images published in books and am held in several public and private collections.
As well as many other publications, recently I have had a book published, which I wrote, entitled Pit Firing Ceramics: Modern Methods, Ancient Traditions. The book contains a History chapter – Ancient and Contemporary; a How To chapter – featuring perspectives and photo essays from more than a dozen ceramic artists; and an Artist Profile section- featuring thirty plus international artists highlighting their artworks and why they incorporate pit firing into their arts practice. The book is published through Schiffer Books and is available via most online book shops.
Working from my studio on the outskirts of Ballarat at the base of a slumbering volcano, I am very aware of my environment, its constant changing, and its vulnerability. I am also very aware of the current global environmental crisis.
Within this context my art practice attempts to address these issues by making sculptural artworks that attempt to remind, though subliminally, the viewer of their innate connection to the Earth, and our reliance upon it for survival. I do this by using organic materials and textures and recycled materials to reflect the natural world. The combination of these materials, shapes and textures conjure abstract images of the landscape in an attempt to trigger innate, yet perhaps dormant, understandings within the viewer about their embedment in the natural environment. I use clay as the main material to suggest these concepts as it is itself of the “Earth”, and therefore a poignant reminder of humanities connection to the organic world. It is only through humanity becoming re-aware of their symbiotic relationship with the Earth that they can ever hope to stop consuming it and begin living with it.
I hope to capture these concepts within the tableware and jewellery range also by using textures, shapes and colours that reflect the natural world.
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