My home and workshop is on the south-eastern edge of Tasmania the southern island state of Australia - on the edge of the Southern Ocean, this is a place of eroded cliffs, refracted ocean swells, rock stacks and the linear natural and human patterning of the tidal zone.

Here you can take a journey in place with me - to collect clay, to gather rocks to grind for glaze making and to cut and stack
black wattle for wood firing. This same journey often has a subtle impact on the development of form and surface - it may be from the shape of a water rounded dolerite boulder seen on a local beach, or using rope found there to form impressions in soft clay that suggest the natural patterning of wind and sun on sand and water.

My way of working has a strong emphasis on wood firing, partly in response to the revealed potential of the materials, but also for the transformative power that this ancient method of firing offers. The challenge is in finding the firing methods to express the latent potential of simple combinations of clay, stone, shale and wood ash.


I develop form and surface with a sustaining usefullness in mind, but that use is not prescribed, as it is in the creative act of seeing, sensing and using that potency is revealed and renewed.