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 and wood kilns.
I received a MA/Visual Arts/Ceramics in 2019 but I have worked with clay since 1976.
I graduated with a BA/Performing Arts in 1991 and taught Art/Drama in High Schools for 7 years.
My theatre degree also led me into street theatre/stilt walking and making costumes and wearable art.
All of my past creative pursuits inform my sculptural work in drama, form, texture and colour.
Textiles and mixed media are also part of my art practice.
I enjoy incorporating basketry and plant fibre paper into my work and 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 from 2014 to 2020 when I stopped in order to start building my wood kiln.
My focus now, as an older artist, is simply to deepen my understanding of wood firing and develop my own ceramic work.
I look forward to quietly making pots and cooking them in fire for the time being.
'Sandy-Licinda' Wood kiln.
Built over the Covid Lockdown 2021-2022 .
Designed by Sandy Lockwood and built solely by me with Tristan Rickets making the stoke door and bracing.
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
Built my wood kiln at Lilli Pilli Studio
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 - 2023
Exhibited in 21 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.