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Biography

SELECTED BIOGRAPHY
1980 to 2008
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 (17 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
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 Anniversery 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
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
Stiches &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
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

 

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