Recycled Plates with gold over glaze detail.
My work examines the loss of habitat and our concept of identity. Replacement by the generic that diminishes who we are. I produce fragments of Australiana as a demonstration of how easily we lose the detail and cultural stamp of our personal landscape.
I am researching the ceramics of Wembley Ware that produces uniquely Australian images and prosaic generic images.
Works are lush to highlight how easily we are seduced by pretty things. This Wembley Ware series is identified by the use of white earthen ware, use of lustres and potent Australian images.
I use lots of generic items to highlight how readily we accept the generic. This acceptance erodes national identity and leads to the devaluation of all things native to Australia. The devaluation of the personal process is aided and abetted by globalisation.
I am a classically trained artist from the National Art School East Sydney. I have a long history of teaching in the secondary and tertiary contexts. I am now concentrating on my personal practice.