Thank you for being curious.
I have a deep interest in the social organisation around ceramics, and the arts (anthropology/ sociology).
Although, Initially I was inspired by architecture and local plants (see 6 February 2008 in my blog).
Since then I have increasingly been inspired by theories of non-organisational social networks.
As a professional artist and freelance art educator (Teaching Artist or Portfolio Worker), these art social networks have provided both creative stimulation and professional opportunity.
I hope my ceramic paper clay work suggests the cycles, rigidities and dynamic nature of our society, and myself.
Since 1994 my compressed paper sculptures are a way to silence the textual chatter and overload of office work research, correspondence and mail. Despite the promise of the "paperless office" we still have a strange emotional attachment with paper. Read more.
Growing interest in my work has lead to invitations to participate in interstate and international exhibitions. These fed my appetite to learn about how the globally arts and crafts are organised.
To satisfy overwhelming demand for images of my work and information on my methods, I provide:
this 130+ page website,
videos (YouTube and Vimeo) for the 89, 000 annual visitors* like yourself.
studio classes in inner city Perth, plus
230+ workshops and lead symposia, in a dozen countries.
I accept interstate and overseas teaching and exhibiting requests, but with a young family I currently limit my time away to about a month per year.
A big "thank you" to the many people who have kindly shared their experiences and information with me.
I hope this website will in someway repay their kindness, by sharing with you what I have learnt from them.
* Averaged from last 5 years, or last month, as at 21/12/15
National Library of Australia has a complete pre-2011 copy of the website at: http://pandora.nla.gov.au/tep/80423