about

At home in Lilli Pilli Studio  

I have lived in the Blue Mountains in N.S.W., Australia for the past 38 years.

 
My love of pottery started when I was 15 years old.
I have now come full circle, through a varied and creative life,
and I have returned to working predominantly as a potter.
My work is always sculptural and often utilitarian and I fire electric, gas and 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/ theatrical costumes.
 
I am currently teaching pottery to small groups in my home studio, Lilli Pilli Studio.

 

      

BIOGRAPHY

QUALIFICATIONS / TRAINING

I believe that there is always more to learn no matter how long you have worked at a skill.

So I try to attend workshops by interesting practioners whenever I can.

 

POTTERY

1976-1979 Studied pottery with Margaret Tuckson

1979 Ceramics at Brookvale TAFE -Diogenes Farri

2006 Throwing classes Lyn Hart, Leura

2010 Handbuilding workshops NSW Pottery Supplies- Cheryl Jones

2011 Wheelforming Techniques Kwirak Choung NAS

2014 Throwing Workshop Sandy Lockwood, Balmoral Studio

Ruthanne Tudball throwing workshop NAS

Commenced Grad Cert Vis Arts/Ceramics ANU- Greg Daly

2015 Throwing and wood fire workshops Sandy Lockwood,Balmoral Studio

2016 Completed Grad Cert Visual Arts/Ceramics ANU

Commenced MA Vis Arts/Ceramics ANU- Greg Daly and Joanne Searl

Throwing and wood fire workshops with Sandy Lockwood,Balmoral Studio.

Throwing workshop Euan Craig, Australian Ceramic Association

2017 Ceramic Sculpture Workshop with Cristina Cordova,ANU

Continuing MA/Visual Arts Ceramics ANU

2018 Continuing MA/Visual Arts Ceramics ANU

Workshops with Sandy Lockwood, Balmoral Studio.

 

 

THEATRE

1988-1991 B.A. Performing Arts, U.W.S. Nepean.

 

TEXTILES

2002- 2014 attended annual workshops in mixed media/textiles at Fibre Forums,TAFTA

 

EMPLOYMENT

1991-1997 Permanent-part time Art / Drama teacher, Holy Family High Blacktown. NSW

1996 Visiting Puppetry tutor. U.W.S. Nepean.

1999-2017 Freelance workshops 

2017 Currently teaching pottery at home -'Lilli Pilli Studio'

and making and selling my work in exhibitions and through 'Station Street Store'

 

PUBLICATIONS - featured in

2004 'Textile Fibre Forum' magazine issue 74

2007 'Textile Fibre Forum' magazine issue 86

2013 'Textile Fibre Forum' mag vol 32 issue 1 No109

2012 'Textiles-The Art of Mankind’ by Mary Schoeser. Published by Thames & Hudson London

 

EXHIBITIONS

Exhibited in 18 exhibitions from 1996 to 2017.

 

EVENTS

2004 to 2013 Six of my wearableart works have been shown in the internationally acclaimed World Of Wearablart (WOW) show.

Two have been purchased for their permanent collection and live in the WOW Musuem N.Z.

One has travelled to Hong Kong with WOW to perform in the 40th year celebration of the Hong Kong Art Festival.

 

 

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