I am a Ceramic Artist based in Lower Plenty. I create sculptural ceramics based on my exploration of ceramic materials and processes, and my interest in nature's forms and structures. In my work I assemble fine, paper-thin leaves of glaze material to form layered objects, working with delicacy and movement. My aspiration is to create work that is seemingly made and found simultaneously.
I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) Honours from RMIT University in 2006, having previously completed a Diploma of Ceramics at Box Hill Institute of TAFE. My career highlights include being awarded residencies at Baer Art Center Iceland (2016), Anderson Ranch Arts Centre, Colorado USA (2012), and the European Ceramic Work Centre in The Netherlands (2008). In 2015 I was awarded first prize in the Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition. My work has been exhibited in group exhibitions nationally, including Return to Beauty, Edwina Corlette Gallery Brisbane (2016), Quiet Conversations, Skepsi Gallery (2014) and An Important Exhibition of Australian Ceramics: A Tribute to Janet Mansfield at Mossgreen Gallery, Melbourne (2014). My work is held in the collections of the Art Gallery of South Australia, Bendigo Art Gallery, Warrnambool Art Gallery and the European Ceramic Work Centre. I am represented by Skepsi Gallery, Melbourne.
Alongside my studio practice I work in a variety of Arts Management roles, including curating, programming and collections. I also conduct workshops in ceramics, focusing on imparting the fundamentals of hand building using the natural world as inspiration.
Workshops/demonstrations/master-classes/presentations, Residency – community, in school, Exhibitions, Curating, Art instructions/lessons
Adults, General public, Men, School children, Seniors, Women, Young people
The Australian Ceramics Association, National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)
2015 Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition, First Prize
2013 Australia Council for the Arts, New Work (Early Career) Grant
2012 Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grant
2011 Emerging Maker Award, International Ceramics Festival, Wales, Finalist
2010 Emerging Artist Award, Clunes Ceramic Award
2008 Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Artists
2005 Jeremy Dillon Photography Award, Fresh at Craft Victoria
2004 Banyule/La Trobe University Young Artist Award
2004 Smorgon Steel Contemporary Art Prize, 3D Award
Masters of Arts Management, RMIT University, Melbourne (currently studying)
Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) Honours, RMIT University, Melbourne
Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art), RMIT University, Melbourne
Diploma of Art (Ceramics), Box Hill Institute of TAFE, Melbourne