MY STORY

ARTISTIC EXPERIENCE

   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.

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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.

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

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.

 

1992    ‘Our Game is Dirt and we’re Playing with Fire’, Swanson Street Gallery, R.M.I.T., Melbourne.

 

1992    ‘NINE’, Swanson Street Gallery, R.M.I.T., Melbourne.

 

1991    ‘Servery Show’, Blaxland Gallery, Melbourne.

MEMBERSHIPS

West Yorkshire Print Workshop (board member), Artfusion North, Contemporary Glass Society, Fabricartforum Bradford, Lorca Creative Business Contacts.

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.

 

Art and Design, Advanced Certificate, 1988, Box Hill College of Technology.