I am a ceramic artist living in beautiful Noosa, Queensland, Australia. I love clay, everything about working with it. How it transforms into unexpected forms, how colour and print can be applied, the chemistry of glazes and their transformation in the kiln. The stories ceramic art can tell. There is always something new to try, a new technique or a new idea to express. Always another story.
Smoke on the Water 2017 is the trienial Australian woodfire ceramic arts conference to be in Cooroy from 28 June to 1 July 2017, check the website for More info
After Land of the Most Holy Mary Exhibition exhibition I went to Clay Gulgong, a conference with amazing international ceramicists generously demonstrating and sharing their knowledge and skills. This was followed immediately by my residency in Arita, Saga Prefecture, Kyushu in Japan. Arita is a porcelain town where for many centuries, the porcelain stone was dug and worked in factories and studios across the whole area. It is celebrating the 400 year anniversary of porcelain production. There is so much to write about this residency and Arita, it was a transformative experience, and I learnt much. Here a selection of photographs taken at the Kouraku Gama Factory, and surrounding areas, and some of the work I made there. More info