Meet Our Tutor


Following an intro to pottery course in 2019 I was immediately drawn to the tactile nature of working with clay; it has provided me the medium where the language is about the handmade, as a result I define myself as a hand building clay artist; by choice, I rarely work on the wheel. With hand building, I love the feel and the appearance of the clay body – the marks left by the tools combined with my fingerprints – the relationship between the clay body and me, the maker.


I am also strongly influenced by my environment and surroundings and I endeavour to provide a reflection of this and the different cultures that I have experienced, in my construction and glazing techniques. I frequently combine my love of travel with exposure to alternative ceramic practices and I believe that this is reflected in my evolving work.


Since 2020 I have been a student Melbourne’s School of Clay and Art (SoCA) where further development is pursued.


Humans have been using clay for thousands of years. Clay has been shaped into ceramic objects, or pottery, throughout history and around the world. Earth and water combine to form clay. The material is shaped into different shapes. Several kinds of ceramics are then produced by heating it to high temperatures. Ceramics are produced by hardening clay at high temperatures. Clay contains a variety of minerals, such as silicon and iron dioxide. Clay's mineral composition determines how soft or hard it is to work with. In addition to mineral content, clay hardens at different temperatures.