I've been making art and pottery for around 25 years, since school really.
Although I have been formally trained as an artist, and studied at University and at TAFE / Art School, any artist will tell you that most of what they learn is through a process of trial and error and practice. Attending other short courses in Sydney and Wollongong, with the addition of continued teachings from Master Potters such as Beth Crawford and fellow potters has also contributed to my growing knowledge.
What I am trying to express in my work is a balance of colour, form and function. I am still very much committed to my customers feeling like they own a miniature artwork that can also serve as a functional piece. There is a lot of thinking behind each piece of work. I'm inspired by anything from food, to people to landscapes with the emphasis put mainly on colour and form.
I don't like sticking to the same clays or glazes much although to become more commercially viable, have had to create some consistency for my commercial clients (cafe's and gift stores) with pieces they can re-order that are unique to them.
My online retail store allows me to change and explore new ways of working and to also see how the market responds.
My creative process can't be summed up in words. I am a prolific maker and potter and feel as though I am in another headspace when making and glazing. One that ignores rules and conventions and into more of a risk taking space.