My home studio, Lilli Pilli Studio, is situated in the Blue Mountains N.S.W. Australia.
Currently, I work as a potter and sculptor and fire my work in electric, gas or wood kilns. I have a MA/Visual Arts/Ceramics and have worked with clay since 1976.
I also have a BA/Performing Arts from my earlier life which led me into making costume and wearable art and continues to inform my sculptural work.
Textiles and mixed media also play an important role in my art practice. I enjoy incorporating basketry and plant fibre paper into my work which I often combine with my ceramics. Much of the plant material that I use is grown and harvested from my own garden.
I was teaching pottery to small groups at Lilli Pilli Studio up until 2020 when I stopped and started building a wood kiln.
My focus now is simply to deepen my understanding of wood firing and develop my own work.
Starting the Steve Harrison mobile wood kiln, Lilli Pilli Studio, August 2020.
Artist at work Lilli Pilli Studio, Blue Mountains NSW.
Qualifications / Training
I believe that no matter how long you have worked at a skill, there is always more to learn.
Pottery classes, Margaret Tuckson, Turramurra
Ceramics,Diogenes Farri, Brookvale TAFE
Wheelforming Techniques Kwirak Choung, NAS
Throwing and wood firing workshops, Sandy Lockwood, Balmoral Studio
Ceramic Study Group Throwing workshop, Ruthanne Tudball, NAS
Completed Graduate Certificate in Visual Arts/Ceramics ANU
Throwing workshop Euan Craig, Australian Ceramic Association
Ceramic Sculpture Workshop, Cristina Cordova, ANU
Completed MA/Visual Arts / Ceramics ANU
B.A. Performing Arts, U.W.S. Nepean.
Mixed media/textiles workshops, Fibre Forums, TAFTA
Permanent-part time Art / Drama teacher, Holy Family High Blacktown. NSW
Visiting Puppetry tutor. U.W.S. Nepean.
Currently teaching pottery in my home studio 'Lilli Pilli Studio' and making and selling my work in exhibitions
'Textile Fibre Forum' magazine issue 74
'Textile Fibre Forum' magazine issue 86
'Textile Fibre Forum' magazine VOL 32 issue 1 No109
'Textiles-The Art of Mankind’ by Mary Schoeser. Published by Thames & Hudson London
‘The Journal of Australian Ceramics’ VOL 59 No1
1996 - 2020
Exhibited in 20 exhibitions
My Wearable art has been exhibited, performed and purchased in the internationally acclaimed show, World of Wearable Art- WOW
‘Tea Party’ travelled to Hong Kong with WOW to perform in the 40th year celebration of the Hong Kong Art Festival.