ARTISTIC EXPERIENCE

I possess a passion for art and have the ability to communicate it to all ages. Able to create beautiful, tactile pieces possessing both textural and visual appeal. A coherent teacher, able to structure lessons for students of all cognitive abilities. Expert in the specialist techniques required for kiln firing of ceramic and glass materials. Able to appreciate design concepts relating to space (public and private) and the body. Wide experience of craft work and a keen understanding of the crossing point into art.

A strong drawer and sculptor. Skilled with wax, plaster, ceramics, textiles, glass and fabrics, as well as being able to make paper and felt. Able to use electric and gas kilns, slab rollers, pugmills, extruders, glass kilns, polishing wheels, sandblasters and mould-making equipment.

  • Professional Artist and tutor 2014

    The Artworks
    2014 ongoing
  • West Yorkshire Print Workshop Board Member

    I volunteered to help the charity pull back from the brink. At my first board meeting the chairman suggested we give all our assets away and shut down. Together with some very inspiring other volunteers we pulled the charity out of its predicament and its now doing really well. If you're into art its always worth a visit and they also run some superb courses. Check it out www.wypw.org
    2007 till 2009
  • Workshop supervisor (Lecturer, grade A)

    in charge of various glass, ceramics,
    sculpture and crafts workshops
    Leeds College of Art and Design
    March 2001- Oct 2006.
  • Supply teacher

    various locations for Recruit PLC and Initial
    Sep 1999 - Apr 2000.
  • Design and technology teacher

    Aveley School,
    Thurrock, Essex
    Nov 1998 - Aug 1999.
  • Ceramics, graphics and textile technology teacher -

    Eltham High School,
    Melbourne
    Jan 1997- Apr 1998
  • Glass painter

    Daniella Art Design,
    Melbourne
    Oct 1992 - Jan 1993.
  • Childcare worker

    Princess Hill Primary School,
    Melbourne
    Feb 1989 - May 1994.
  • Textiles seasonal teacher

    Knitwit, Melbourne
    Feb 1987- Jul 1992.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

  • 2018 Showcase Suffragette Exhibition Dye House Gallery Bradford University
  • 2018 Glass and Ceramic Gallery, Tacit Art Galleries, Melbourne
  • 2017-2018 Studio 9 Showcase Photography Art Gallery, Elland, West Yorkshire
  • 2015 ‘Glass in the Museum C.G.S. Northern Hub’ Saddleworth Museum Upper Mill’.
  • 2014 ‘The Artworks Community Show’, 1830 Gallery, Shaw Lodge Mills, Halifax
  • 2008 ‘WYPW Showcase’, First Floor Gallery, Dewsbury Museum, Dewsbury.
  • 2008 ‘Glacial Moraine’, Yorkshire Craft Centre, Bradford.

  • 2007 ‘Cherish’, The Upper Gallery, Otley.
  • 2007 ‘Presence’, Holy Trinity Church, Leeds.
  • 2007 ‘Sense’, Keighley Arts Factory, Keighley.
  • 2007 ‘View from the Top’, Fourth Floor, Waterstones, Nottingham.
  • 2006 ‘Artfusion North’, Flannels, 68 Vicar Lane, Leeds.
  • 2005 ‘Intrinsic’, The Reform, 12-14 Merrion St, Leeds.
  • 2005 ‘New Designers’, Business Design Centre, Angel Islington, London.

  • 2005 ‘Graduate Exhibition 3D Product Design’, School of Design, Manchester Met. University.
  • 1992 ‘16th Annual Walkers Ceramic Award’, Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne.
  • 1992 ‘Final Folio Exhibition’, State Craft Gallery, Melbourne.
  • 1992 ‘NINE’, Swanson Street Gallery, R.M.I.T., Melbourne.
  • 1991 ‘Servery Show’, Blaxland Gallery, Melbourne.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • The Artworks Community
  • West Yorkshire Print Workshop (board member)
  • Contemporary Glass society

EDUCATION

  • 3D Design (BA), 2005, Manchester Metropolitan University.
  • Art and Design, Certificate of Higher Education, 2001, University of Leeds.
  • Bachelor of Teaching, 1997, University of Melbourne.
  • Ceramic Sculpture (Bachelor of Fine Arts), 1992, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

  • Ceramic Sculpture (Bachelor of Fine Arts), 1992, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
  • Art and Design, Advanced Certificate, 1988, Box Hill College of Technology.