I am a potter with over 40 years’ experience. Even so, I take every opportunity to attend workshops on new techniques to keep up to date with modern ideas.
I live in the central west of New South Wales. I am forever inspired by the rolling hills, wide open spaces of this area. The colours and textures of the landscape give me much inspiration. This year I am introducing some more contemporary work inspired by the industrial landscape. These art pieces lend themselves to the lower firing temperature of 1200 deg. C and fits with my desire to gain greater energy efficiency.
Recently, I have been firing my tableware to a midfire temperature (1200 deg.C instead of 1300 deg. C). The finished pieces are colourful or quiet and quite durable for use in a dishwasher and microwave. A much decreased energy use.
Alongside my studio is my gallery which is full of the works I like to create – decorative one-of pieces and table pieces to create an interesting and inviting long table for entertaining. I will be open on most of the Arts Trail weekends, only closed for exceptional circumstances. PLEASE NOTE – I generally take a break for lunch between 1pm and 2pm. so give me a call if you need to see me at that time.
Since September 2013 I have been involved with the formation of Tablelands Artists’ Cooperative Gallery Ltd (t.arts Gallery) exhibiting and helping to staff their Gallery at The Bathurst Chase Shopping Centre (Opposite Coles Supermarket), Bathurst. It is open 6 days a week, 10am to 5 pm weekdays except Tuesdays, and 10am to 2 pm Saturdays. There is a wonderful show of local work there.
This year, 2017, I have decided to hold casual classes on the every Sunday, 2.pm to 4.pm. Although casual, I still need students to book in as I have limited space. Suitable for all levels of experience from none at all to more advanced practitioners. Please call me on 0400 130 792 to book in. These classes have now been suspended for the rest of the year. Classes will recommence first Sunday afternoon in February 2018