I call myself a potter because I greatly value the skilled craftsmanship and heritage of this calling. To make items of beauty, interest and functionality is a privilege. Using handcrafted items daily is a joy.
Making repetitive wheelthrown items may seem mundane to some, but the rhythmic and meditative nature of this process takes me to another world.
Handbuilding is a more contemplative process and draws a more deliberate and creative response to my materials – sometimes taking liberties with my processes.
My work depicts or is suggestive of landscape around me and natural objects found in my garden, on a bush track or seen from a distance where its form can be simplified to form a lovely bowl.
In recent times I have considered it fulfilling to teach others how to create with this craft and hope to instill in them the traditions and understanding about claywork that I have enjoyed for years. So I have been giving classes for the past year AND NOW I have opened my NEW STUDIO in Keppel Street, 75 Keppel Street, Bathurst to run my classes.
MY WORK IS CONSTANTLY ON DISPLAY AT T.ARTS GALLERY, 80 GEORGE STREET, BATHURST, OLDE BRIDGE GALLERY, NEWBRIDGE and ROSEBANK GALLERY, MILLTHORPE.
Due to circumstances beyond my control, my studio and gallery WILL NOT be open this weekend, 3rd and 4th July.