I was always drawing and sculpting as a child. In the 1970’s, I was academically trained
in graphic design at Sydney College of the Arts and after graduating, began work as a graphic designer in television.I became head of design for Channel 7 in Sydney before travelling to London and working in various galleries and design practices.
Returning to Australia in the 1980’s, worked at Channel 9 as a senior air-brush artist and then for the ABC in Sydney, before leaving and heading the design department at a major independent TV studio, transitioning to digital design and animation.
Since then I have worked as a designer in book publishing, formed my own design studio and multimedia company and developed a commercial newspaper publication in both print and web. Throughout, I worked in clay, gaining competence in both
throwing and glazing, working at night and weekends mostly, but for several happy years, as a full-time production potter. Compared to most of the mediums I have used, clay is the most challenging – but it is also the most rewarding. From
a plastic, almost trivial raw material, it is transformed over a series of stages into a highly decorative, functional and long-term expression of creative intent. My fascination is with simple, elegant functional ware in porcelain; sometimes
as surface for intricate illustration; and sometimes as a form that uses glaze simply as a means to highlight the underlying beauty of the piece itself, without further artistic overloading.