I have lived in the Blue Mountains in N.S.W., Australia for the past 40 years predominantly working with clay.
My work is always sculptural, often utilitarian and fired in electric, gas or wood kilns.
Textiles and plant fibre also play an important role in my work as I like to make plant fibre paper, basketry and wearable art.
I am currently teaching pottery to small groups in my home studio, Lilli Pilli Studio.
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.