My introduction to ceramics started with a Beginner's Wheel Class, intended as creative relief from my work life. I was immediately captivated by the soft clay and the challenging yet engaging process of making pots.

Realising there was much to learn, I went on to study at Ballarat SMB TAFE, completing a Diploma of Ceramics, gaining much needed technical skills and design knowledge. After participating in the Tertiary Student Awards 2013 and winning an Excellence Award I was encouraged to set up my current studio in Trentham.

As a maker, I am engaged by the vessels we use each day and the relationship we have with these forms. The cup is of particular interest, as for me it represents something intimate and quite personal. Form, design and surface treatments are influenced by my explorations of local landscape and the elemental nature of this wonderful process.

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2017 DMR Open Studios Exhibition,
Convent Gallery Daylesford 

2015 ‘Artist of the Month’, SMALLpieces Gallery, Northcote Pottery Supplies, Brunswick 

2015 ‘The Useful Set’, Stephen McLaughlin Gallery, Melbourne

2012 ‘Eye’, Post Office Gallery, Graduate exhibition, University of Ballarat

2012 ‘Benchmark’, Post Office Gallery, Undergraduate exhibition,
University of Ballarat


2016 Masterclass, Fluid Motion, Sandy Lockwood, Slow Clay Melbourne

2016 Masterclass, Hiroshige Kato,
Northcote Pottery Supplies

2012 Perfect Porcelain workshop, Prue Venables, Slow Clay Melbourne

2011–12 Diploma of Ceramics,
University of Ballarat SMB TAFE

2010 Print on Clay workshop,
Carlton Arts Centre

2007–10 Wheel forming classes,
Carlton Arts Centre


2013 Excellence in Ceramics Tertiary Student Award, Stonehouse Gallery, Warrandyte