I was born in British Columbia, Canada and my art reflects memories of those natural surroundings and the beauty of my current home in Sydney Australia's northern beaches. I was inspired to sculpt whale tails during a whale migration in which a white whale named Migaloo made a journey up the east coast of Australia. I am currently raising awareness of the plight of polar bears and their changing environment.
Thank you to my teachers for knowledge and inspiration: Walter Auer: Walter Auer, Born in 1957 Campo Tures - Italy , Walter Auer studied Ceramics at the State Institute of Art, Faenza, Italy. Subsequently, he undertook further training in Turkey and Japan. Since his arrival in Sydney in 1997, he has exhibited regularly, most recently at Maunsell Wickes at Barry Stern Galleries and Mura Clay Gallery. He teaches ceramics at Brookvale and Gymea TAFE. Paul Davis: Design and Art, Esteemed Australian ceramicist whose works are often inspired by the Japanese aesthetic. David Horton: BRAG, David holds a Master of Fine Art from the National Art School. Working almost exclusively in metal, he has won numerous prestigious prizes in Australian sculpture. Chris James: Australian Pottery, Northern Beaches Ceramics, Chris is a well known teacher and experienced potter currently teaching full time at the Northern Sydney Institute in Brookvale, NSW. Nina Matthewson: Art of Colour, Northern Beaches Ceramics, Nina is an artist and teacher in Sydney's Northern Beaches. Kim Grayson: Pottery in France, Kim is an English pottery teacher living and working in the south of France. Donna Smith: Mosman Community College, Donna is an enthusiastic ceramicist teaching in Mosman. She studied at Northern Beaches Ceramics where she completed the Diploma of Ceramics and is currently completing her Advanced Diploma of Ceramics. Willi Michalski: WM Ceramics, Ron's passion for ceramic sculpture was kindled by experienced Northern Beaches ceramicist Willi Michalski.
Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts - current study
Diploma of Ceramics - Brookvale TAFE (Northern Beaches Ceramics), Sydney, Australia
Ceramics Foundation - Brookvale TAFE (Northern Beaches Ceramics) , Sydney, Australia
Open Studio - Brookvale TAFE (Northern Beaches Ceramics), Sydney, Australia
Metal Sculpture - National Art School, Darlinghurst, Sydney, Australia
Ceramics - Mosman Evening College, Sydney, Australia