born Sydney, lives and works in Sydney

2017 - 18
Master of Fine Arts, Ceramics, National Art School, Sydney
1982 - 86
BA Visual Arts and Postgraduate Diploma, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney
Guest student, Hochschule der Künste, Berlin, Germany
Pre-foundation, Heatherley's School of Fine Art, London, UK

Awards and Residencies
Onslow Storrier Studio at La Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France, National Art School
Selected, Ceramix, Manly Art Gallery, Sydney, N.S.W.
2nd Prize, Meroogal Women’s Art Prize, Meroogal House, Nowra, N.S.W.
Finalist, McClelland National Small Sculpture Prize, Langwarrin, V.I.C.
Finalist, The Tom Bass Prize for Figurative Sculpture, Sydney, N.S.W.
Hill End Artist in Residence, N.S.W.
Finalist, Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award, Melbourne, V.I.C.
Finalist, Muswellbrook Art Prize, Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, N.S.W.
Recipient, N.E Pethebridge Ceramic Award, National Art School, National Art School
Recipient, Mansfield Ceramics Art and Perception Magazine Award, National Art School
Finalist, Meroogal Women’s Art Prize, Meroogal House, Nowra, N.S.W.
Finalist, The Tom Bass Prize for Figurative Sculpture, Sydney
Finalist, Still - National Still Life Art Award, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, Coffs Harbour, N.S.W
2nd prize, Handpicked Handmade, Gallery Klei, Sydney, N.S.W.
Finalist, 2016 Biennial North Queensland Ceramic Awards, Pinnacles Gallery, Townsville, QLD
Residency, Shiro Oni Studios, Onishi, Japan
Studio Residency, The Trophy Room, Sydney, N.S.W
Finalist, Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Sydney, N.S.W
Recipient, Desiderius Orban Art Award, N.S.W Travelling Art Scholarship

Solo Exhibition
Pottery is my Poetry, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Looking for Gold, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Looking for Gold, reprise, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, N.S.W.
Menopause Memorial Ware and Other Souvenirs, Chinaclay, Clovelly, Sydney, N.S.W.
The end of life as I know it, The Trophy Room, Sydney, N.S.W.
Sassy Park Ceramics, The Curio - A collectors cabinet, Sterling by Gaffa, Sydney, N.S.W.
The Smoking Girl and other Tales,  Pablo Fanque, Sydney, N.S.W.

Selected Group Exhibitions
The vase and flower show, 7 Clovelly Road, Sydney
Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
My Imagination, Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane
Home, J Block Studio, Sydney
Blooming Christmas, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
The Curiosities, Mailbox Art Space, Melbourne
Released, Postgraduate exhibition, National Art School, Sydney
Ceramics (Now), Adelaide Perry Gallery, Sydney
2018 Invitational, Home@735 Gallery, Sydney
Text, Adelaide Perry Gallery, Sydney
Onishi Ceramics, Shiro Oni Residency exhibition, Gunma, Japan
Private lives, the artist as collector, S H Ervin Gallery, Sydney, as part of Tom Carment's collection, Australia
Artisans in the Garden, Lion Gate Lodge, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney
CUPS………..Runneth Over, in honour of a humble and treasured domestic object, Chinaclay, Clovelly, Australia
Collectors Space, curated by Glenn Barkley, Art Month Sydney as part of Noel McKenna's collection, Surry Hills, Sydney
Impromptu II, Group exhibition of Sculpture and other non functional object, Chinaclay, Clovelly, Australia
Volcano Garden, Published Art, Sydney
Cultivate,  Artisans in the Garden, Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney
Compassionate Voices, Voiceless, Koskela, Sydney
Useful, Here and Now, Carriage Works, Sydney
Artisans in the Garden, Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst, N.S.W.
Ballarat Art Gallery, Bendigo, V.I.C.
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, Coffs Harbour, N.S.W.
Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia
Private collections: Australia, Japan, U.S.A.

Published Writing and Curatorial Projects
The vase and flower show, exhibition curator,  7 Clovelly Road, Sydney, Australia
Hill End Artist Residency, author, N.S.W report, The Journal of Australian Ceramics, Vol 58 No 3, November 2019. p.135.
Ceramics Suits Me, I am used to Disappointment: Making Objects of Contemplation, authorCeramics: Art + Perception, vol. #113. 2019, pp. 92-101
Beautiful Obsolescence, exhibition curator, U.N.S.W., with Dr Miles Park, Sydney, Australia

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photography © Karl Schwerdtfeger