The discipline of ceramics as a means of expression and function is a hugely varied field of practice. From the dawn of civilization to the cutting edge of contemporary art practice it remains as relevant, enduring and enticing as ever. It is as varied as the individuals and cultures that work with this versatile material.
I was first introduced to clay at the very young age of 4. My father would bring clay home from the farm dam and fashion farm animals from it on the kitchen table. Some years later this interest was build on by my mothers’ appreciation of antique china and pottery she sold in her antique shop. Add to this an active interest in archaeology and an inspiring high school art teacher and a career in ceramics would ensue.