Through the language of clay there is a potential to express something unique, to have something particular to say through the act of making. Making, for me, is a conversation and or dance with clay where its material qualities respond to what I do. My work arises from a deep curiosity about this material, about its response to movement, touch and its nuanced response to fire. It has a unique ability to be transformed and to be transformative. The resulting expression in my practice can be found in both tableware and sculptural works. These two paths travel in parallel, ebbing and flowing, crossing and cross fertilizing each other providing me with creative energy. The uncertainty inherent in woodfiring and saltglazing is a core part of the way I work. This has a vital contribution to make that lies beyond intent and imagination. It opens unexpected doors leading to the unknown.Over the last forty years I have been making, exhibiting, teaching and presenting in Australia and internationally. My work is represented in public and private collections around the world. I hold a Master of Visual Arts and a PhD.I am a full time studio practitioner and I also run workshops at my studio.