BIOGRAPHY

1980 to 2018

  • St. George Studio Potters Group (SGSPG)
  • SGSPG Student, Member,
  • SGSPG President,
  • SGSPG Part-time teacher;
  • St. George College of TAFE
  • Part-time ceramics teacher; TAFE (7 years)
  • Exhibiting Member of Inner-City Clay workers Gallery (ICCG);
  • Regional exhibiting member of Potters’ Society of Australia;
  • Industrial process in mould making at Dapto College of TAFE;
  • Exhibiting member of Craft Council of NSW,
  • Certificate in Ceramics
  • Certificate in Mould Making
  • Associate Diploma in Ceramics
  • Silver Smithing
  • Glass Fusing
  • Video – editing studies coaching 2016-17

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1984 to 2012

  • St George College of TAFE;
  • Students’ Exhibition, Kogarah Civic Centre
  • Walker Ceramic Award Exhibition;
  • Westpac Gallery/Victorian, Arts Centre;
  • ICCG – Christmas Exhibitions;
  • Birthday Shows; ICCG
  • Exhibition of members’ work; ICCG
  • Playing with Fire (with Barry Blight, Trisha Dean);
  • Teapot show; ICCG
  • Fantasy in the Garden (with Janette Loughrey);
  • Sculptural Birthday Show;
  • The Creative Table and Ceramic Collectibles
  • Manly Art Gallery and Museum in conjunction with Potters’ Society of Australia;
  • Distelfink Gallery; Melbourne
  • Teapot Show; ICCG
  • St. Joseph’s College Art and Craft Exhibition;
  • Art at the Zoo (with Barry Blight, Kristyn Taylor, Annie Franklin, Liz Paul);
  • African Evening; Duke of Wellington Art Gallery
  • WIRES; Insights 5;
  • Australian Museum;
  • Tiles for the 90s (with Barry Bight, W. Tippit, S. Williams);
  • WIRES; Insights 6;
  • Australian Museum;
  • Sydney Garden Festival; Darling Harbour;
  • Sydney Garden Festival; Darling Harbour;
  • Artist-in-Residence; Mulgara Gallery, Uluru
  • Broadway Gallery, Sydney;
  • Aust. Ceram Darling Harbour;
  • Mura Clay Gallery;
  • A&E;06
  • Gaffa Gallery;07/08
  • Australian Ceramics 50th Anniversary Vase Show Sep 2012
  • Inner City Clayworkers Gallery 30th Anniversary show Nov 2012

 

FEATURES IN PUBLICATIONS

 

  • Pottery in Australia, Volumes 25, 29,30 & 39;
  • Craft Arts Education Supplement, Vogue Australia;
  • Aust. Kitchen Design series,
  • Woman’s Day;
  • Sun Herald;
  • Good Living (Sydney Morning Herald);
  • Good Weekend (Sydney Morning Herald);
  • Lifestyle Gardening in Pots;
  • Aust. publication, Craft Arts
  • Ceramic Art and Perception,
  • Craft Arts,
  • Australian Pottery Yearbook
  • Beads etc
  • Australian Beader
  • Creative Beading
  • Australian ceramics, glasswork & pottery

 

COMMISSIONS 

 

  • 1988, Arthur’s Restaurant, Potts Point, Sydney,
  • 1996, Private Commission, Sydney;
  • Private Bridal commissions
  • 2007 Janice Evert Bolder Opal Neck Pieces

    COLLABORATIONS

  • Marrickville
  • Pacific breeze…carriage works

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

  • Hand building;
  • Throwing;
  • Decorating;
  • Surface treatment;
  • Glaze technology;
  • Clay technology;
  • Kiln technology;
  • Ceramic materials;
  • Dichroic Glass Fusing
  • Chain Maille;
  • Clay Jewellery;
  • Mould making;
  • Slip Casting
  • Fashion Jewellery;
  • Children’s Jewellery Workshops;
  • Adults workshops
  • Social events end of year fun days
  • Corporate events
  • Private functions

 

DEMONSTRATIONS AND WORKSHOPS

 

  • Ceramic study group – Mould Making,
  • Ceramic study group -Decorating;
  • Introduction to Jewellery Canterbury Girls High School;
  • Uluru Introduction to Fashion Jewellery
  • Uluru Introduction to Wire Work
  • NSW Potteries .. Introduction to Jewellery
  • NSW Potteries .. Decorative Techniques
  • Hornsby TAFE Decorating
  • Brookvale TAFE Decorating
  • Sydney Bead & Gem Show 2005-06-07-08-09-10-11-12
  • Bankstown Community College 2004-05
  • Stitches & Craft Show Sydney 2006 -07-08
  • Brisbane Bead & Gem Show 2006-07-08-09
  • Pyrmont Community Centre 2006
  • Perth Bead & Gem show 2007
  • Sydney Craft & Quilt Show 2007-08-09-10-11-12-13-16
  • Better Homes & Gardens Show Live 2010-11-12

 

AWARDS

 

  • SGSPG -1st -Wheel thrown, Student Section;
  • Judges Award – Hand built; Port Hacking
  • 1st – Hand built; Port Hacking
  • 2nd- Hand built; Port Hacking
  • 1st – Decorative Techniques; Port Hacking
  • Judges Award Port Hacking Potters’ Group;
  • Certificate of Merit – Decorative Techniques; Port Hacking
  • 1st – Utility; Port Hacking
  • Certificate of Merits – Decorative Techniques; Port Hacking
  • Open Hand built and Open Wheel thrown; Port Hacking
  • 1st – Open Hand building; Port Hacking
  • 1st – Tableware; Port Hacking
  • Certificate of Merit – Decorative Technique; Port Hacking
  • Finalist Seed Bead, Bead & Gem show Sydney 2005
  • Finalist wearable Bead & Gem show Sydney 2005
  • Second Bead & Gem Sydney 2007
  • Second Sydney Royal Arts Show 2008
  • First Sydney Royal Arts Show 2009
  • Standard of Excellence Sydney Royal Arts Show 2009