I was immediately fascinated by the potential of this material and commenced part time studies in Ceramics in 1969-70 with Hiroe Swen as my first hand building teacher. After a brief stint in Melbourne I returned to Canberra (1974) to study Full time at the Canberra School of Art that is now ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences. At the completion of my studies I became a staff member and continued to teach at that institution until retiring in 2007.
My work for some thirty years has been informed by the Australian landscape, the local Brindabella ranges, the open space of the central desert and the ancient North West Kimberley's. These have been the subject of a continuing narrative of journey, place and memory. The platter and simple forms are the vehicles for my expression and artistic responses to the landscape both physical and spiritual.