Bio

I am a ceramic artist who creates sculptural porcelain objects which challenge light and balance.  They evolve on the pottery wheel as cylindrical forms and whilst still wet, I alter and manipulate the surface to create entirely new objects.   The indented and squeezed rims enhance the translucency, texture and stability, while still appreciating the sensual flesh-like quality of the material.

These works are also influenced by indigenous basket weaving and the natural organic nature of the material.  The indentation I impose into the porcelain changes the hard visual exterior of the forms to a soft woven-like characteristic enhanced by the rhythmic repetition of the weave.

Education/Qualification

2004 - 2006

Bachelor Visual Arts and Design, major in ceramics. TAFE SA, Adelaide Centre for the Arts.  I received the Experimental Art Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievements in Core Studies. Graduation exhibition work was selected for Hatched ’07 which is the national graduation exhibition in Perth and Helpmann Academy Graduation exhibition in Adelaide.

Professional Development Experience

Feb 2007 to Dec 2008 – Ceramic Design Associate, JamFactory, Adelaide.  SA.

I was selected to take part in the JamFactory's two year Design Associate program in the Ceramic Department. The JamFactory is a leading craft and design institution with a national and international reputation for excellence. Creative Directors:  Philip Hart (2007) and Robin Best (2008).   During this time, I assisted Robin Best with a one week workshop in Alice Springs working with the indigenous women of Ernabella.  Some of artists included Nyukana (Daisy) Baker, Jillian Davey, Karen Carroll and Kantjupai Robin. 

Dec 2008 to Present

  • Since completing the JamFactory associate program, I have co-founded a ceramics studio called 6 Hands Studio in West Croydon, SA.

  • July 2009 - Three day master class with world renowned potter Takeshi Yasuda (Japan, China, UK). 

  • Aug 2009 - 4 day residency at Innes National Park with South Australian Department for Environment and Heritage.

  • Aug/Sept 2011 - Artist in Residence, Mercedes College, Mitcham, SA.

  • May 2013 – Guest Curator, ‘Over the Road: Alumni to AC Arts and JamFactory’.

  • July 2013 – Invited to judge the Teatree Gully Ceramics awards.

  • I have a production range that I sell at leading retailers nationally. 

    Solo Exhibitions

     Jul 2012 - ‘Indent’ JamFactory, Collector Space, Adelaide, SA.

  • Jun 2011 - ‘Re-Mark’, Kerry Lowe Galleries, Newtown, NSW.

  • Jul 2009 - 'Porcelain Vessels', JamFactory, Studio Works Gallery, Adelaide, SA.

  • Oct 2009 - ‘Impression’, Art Images, Norwood, SA.

  • Nov 2009 - Feature Artist, Barossa Living Gallery, Tanunda, SA.

    Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2014 – ‘Be Consumed:  Creative Collaborations from the Barossa’ JamFactory Barossa and JamFactory Morphett Street, Adelaide Galleries, SA.

  • 2013 – ‘2013 Invitational Sculpture Exhibition – Fleurieu Art Prize’, Signal Point Gallery, Goolwa, SA.

  • 2013 – ‘Sound Echo Repeat’, Re Poles Art Gallery, McLaren Vale, SA.

  • 2013 - ‘Design Craft/Crafting Design: 40 Years of JamFactory’ Gallery 1, Adelaide, SA.  Touring nationally.

  • 2013 - ‘A civilised thing to do:  JamFactory 40 Years’, Art Gallery of South Australia.

  • 3013 – ‘365 Cups: a cup a day’, Worth Gallery, Adelaide, SA.

  • 2013 – ‘Over the Road’, Light Square Gallery, Adelaide, SA.

  • 2012 - ‘Tooled’, Geoff Stapleton Gallery, Prospect, SA.

  • 2012 - ‘Off Spring’ AC Arts, Adelaide, SA.

  • 2011 - ‘Mercy Art’, Mercedes College, Mitcham, SA.

  • 2011 - 'Wish List', Craftsouth, Adelaide, SA. Selected by Craftsouth.

  • 2011 - ‘Makers in Retail’, JamFactory, Adelaide, SA.

  • 2010 - ‘Time and Place – Australian Studio Ceramics’, curated by Vicki Grima, Cudgegong Gallery, Gulgong, NSW.

  • 2010 - ‘Excursion’, Carbon Black Gallery, Prahran, VIC. 

  • 2010 - ‘Christmas 2010’, selection of Australian ceramic artists.  Kerrie Lowe Gallery, Newtown, NSW. 

  • 2010 - ‘Art of Nature’, Innes National Park Information Centre, SA.

  • 2010 - ‘Teawares’, JamFactory, Gallery 1, Adelaide, SA.

  • 2010 - ‘South Australian Ceramic Awards’, Adelaide Central School of Art, Norwood. 

  • 2010 - ‘Clay Adelaide’, Exhibition House, Gulgong, NSW.

  • 2009 - ‘Tapas’, Art Images, Norwood, SA.

  • 2009 - ‘Stirring the Possum, Art of Nature’, Hilton, Adelaide, SA.

  • 2009 - '2D or not 2D' Urban Cow, Adelaide (as part of SALA).

  • 2009 - 'South Australia, Clay Without Convicts', National Art School, Darlinghurst, NSW.

  • 2009 - 'Wish List', Adelaide Central School of Art, Norwood, SA. Selected by Craftsouth.

  • 2009 - 'Helpmann Academy's Maestros and Apprentices', Adelaide, SA.

  • 2009 - 'Scotch Art 2009', Scotch College Adelaide, SA.

  • 2009 - 'Exoteric' Clay Collective, Greenhill Gallery, Adelaide, SA.

  • 2009 - 'JamFactory Ceramic Studio', JamFactory, Atrium, Adelaide, SA.

  • 2009 - 'Fem-FATE-Tales', Eye2Eye Fine Art Gallery, Adelaide, SA.

  • 2008 - 'Concurrent', jewellery, ceramics and glass. Gallery 139, Adelaide.

  • 2008 - 'Finale', Space Between, Adelaide, SA. JamFactory 2nd year Associate exhibition.

  • 2008 - 'Wish List', Space Between, Adelaide. Selected by Craftsouth to take part.

  • 2007 - 'JamFactory Biennial', JamFactory Gallery 1, Adelaide, SA.

  • 2007 - 'Ceramic Studio Works', JamFactory Retail Studio Gallery, Adelaide, SA.

  • 2007 - 'Muswellbrook Ceramic Awards', Muswellbrook, NSW.

  • 2007 - Selected to be part of the 'Hatched '07' national graduation exhibition, Perth WA.

  • 2007 - Selected to be part of the 'Helpmann Academy Graduation Exhibition' Adelaide, SA.

  • 2007 - 'Clay Fest' Gulgong, NSW.

  • 2007 - 'Entrapment' (Adelaide Fringe).

  • 2006 - 'The Road Less Travelled' Adelaide Centre for the Arts Graduating Exhibition, Adelaide, SA.

  • 2006 - 'Helpmann Academy's Maestros and Apprentices', Adelaide, SA.

  • 2005 - 'Helpmann Academy's Maestros and Apprentices', Adelaide, SA.

    Publications/Interviews

  • 2011 - ‘SALA 2011 Arts Dialogue – How do Artists Price and Value Their Work?’  SALA on Sale Discussion Panel with Peter Vaughn, MC: Peter Goers.

  • 2011 - ‘Craft Arts International’, South Australian Ceramics Awards.  Pages 110 & 111.

  • 2011 - ‘The Journal of Australian Ceramics’, South Australian Ceramics Awards.  Pages 62 & 63.

  • 2011 - ‘Marie Claire Maison Magazine, Paris’ Mar/Apr 2011.  Inspirations, Folles alvéoles, Page 116.

  • 2010 - ‘Vogue Living’. Nov/Dec 2010, ‘Arts and Events’, page 118.

  • 2010 - 'Adelaide Review' Issue 359, Jan 2010, "Scratching the Surface", pages 24 & 25.

  • 2009 - 'A Journey Through the Seasons, Landscapes' Government of South Australia, Department for Environment and Heritage, Special Edition 2009.  "Environment as a Palette".  Pages 12 & 13.

  • 2009 - 'Adelaide Matters' Issue 112, Jun 17 - Jul 14, "Porcelain Charm", page 42.

  • 2008 - 'Eastern Courier' Dec 2008, "Final Hurrah", page 55.

  • 2007 - 'Adelaide Matters' Issue 93, Dec 19 - Jan 29 2007, "Show of Strength", page 46.

  • 2007 - 'The Journal of Australian Ceramics', Issue 47#3 2007"Telling Tales, Recent Work by Adelaide's Clay Collective", page 97.

  • 2007 - 'The Journal of Australian Ceramics', Issue 46#2 2007. "National Education Pictorial Survey", page 46 and 47. 

  • 2007 - Interviewed on Radio Adelaide 101.5 fm "Arts Breakfast" with Cath Kenneally. Interview date: Saturday 10th February 2007, discussed my work that was on exhibition at the 'Helpmann Academy Graduation Exhibition'.

    My work has appeared in leading Australian lifestyle magazines.

    Grants/Awards/Residencies 

  • 2012 – Finalist in the 2012 SALA Advertiser Award.

  • 2011 – Award:  SALA 2011 JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design Award.

  • 2010 – Grant:  Received by Arts SA for project: Presentation of ‘Made in SA’ at Carbon Black’

  • 2010 – Award:  South Australian Ceramics Awards’, Art Gallery of South Australia Acquisition Prize, Adelaide Central School of Art, Norwood, SA.

  • 2009 – Grant:  Received by Arts SA to attend 2009 Australian Ceramics Triennial in Sydney.

    Public Collections 

  • Art Gallery of South Australian.

  • South Australian Department for Environment and Heritage.

  • Government of South Australia, Department of the Premier and Cabinet.

         Memberships

  • Guildhouse

  • Australian Ceramic Association