My aim is to express a sense of balance and harmony through my work. I hand build my pieces over a period of a few days, to allow the clay to stiffen sufficiently, before adding more coils. This slow process fosters an organic growth, allows for time to step back and observe where a piece intends to go.
Raw oxides and porcelain slip, finishes that allow the tactile clay surface to remain, are used on many of my vessels.
For many of my outdoor sculptures, I use metal finishes, relishing the rich patinas that develop when exposed to the elements.
I find endless inspiration in the natural world - the colours and textures of rocks, seedpods, wasp's nests or shark eggs found on the beach.
I grew up in Austria and moved to Australia in my early twenties. In 2000 I completed a studio ceramics course at Brookvale TAFE and have been exhibiting my work since 2007. I live and work at Clareville on the Northern Beaches of Sydney and open my studio by appointment.