what I have done


1999–2003: Diploma of Art (Ceramics) – distance education – Canberra School of Art, Australian National University
1992–1994: Studio Ceramics Certificate, Distinction – Glen Innes TAFE
1978–2008: participated in numerous workshops with professional potters
1980–1984: attended pottery classes at Glen Innes and Armidale TAFE


Current studio potter – experimenting with Southern Ice porcelain using brightly coloured slips fired in oxidation to translucency. Preparing for exhibition in July.
2007-current: tutored workshops in new studio
2003–2013: studio potter – research and formulation of fine colloidal slips for use on porcelain, including reactions with soda/wood firing to produce subtle flashing and carbon trapping, and retaining translucency on firing
2008-2009: Dala Artists Group was awarded a Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) grant for providing a series of professional development workshops and networking opportunities for visual artists of the Upper Mary River region.
2008: formed ‘Dala Artists Group’ along with four other artists with the intention of bringing local practicing artists together to facilitate peer support, networking opportunities, professional development and a sense of artistic community.
2003: relocated to Sunshine Coast Hinterland – dismantled and rebuilt 30 cubic-foot, long-throat soda/wood kiln and established new studio workshop
1990–2005: worked as studio potter and, up until 2003 (when we relocated), held many workshops in own studio
1993–2002: initiated, coordinated and participated in ‘Tintown Winter’, an annual exhibition of diverse arts – guest artisans were invited to participate each year
1985–2002: tutored ceramics at Glen Innes TAFE, held workshops and guest tutored at a number of TAFE colleges, schools, pottery clubs and senior citizens groups
1994: tutored Ceramics Program at the Glen Innes Correction Centre
1991–1994: annually designed and produced trophies for the Australian Bush Music Awards
1993: coordinated ‘JARJUNS’, a major exhibition of Koori work, for Glen Innes Municipal Council and the local Aboriginal Lands Council
1993: designed and produced ‘Gunpowder Port’ barrel, limited edition, for NSW Amateur Pistol Association Junior Council
1990: established my own studio workshop and gallery


2002: ‘Three bowls’ – translucent porcelain – Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery
2000: Millifiori pot – Canberra School of Art
1990: large ‘crackle’ glazed bowl – Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery


2013: July – ‘Treehaven Winter’ – group exhibition – Conondale
2012: Sept – Oct – Sunshine Coast Hinterland Open Studios – (SCHOS) open studios trail, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, sponsored by Sunshine Coast Regional Council
‘Open Studios 2012’ – group exhibition – Mainstreet Gallery Montville, QLD
‘Matuka Silver’ – group exhibition – Nambour
‘Between Seasons’ – group exhibition in studio gallery, Conondale
Nov – Dec – COMA exhibition – Tree Frog Gallery, Maleny
2011: ‘Spring Affair’ – exhibition in studio gallery, Conondale
2011: ‘Creative Spaces Open Studios’ – gallery trail, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, sponsored by Sunshine Coast Regional Council
2011: ‘Inside Woodfire – Fifty Australian Stories’, group exhibition at Woodfire Tasmania 2011, Deloraine
2008: ‘grakay1’ – solo exhibition in studio gallery, Conondale
2007: ‘VASE’ – soda fire exhibition during ClayEdge, Gulgong
2006: ‘Encrusted’ – Skepsi on Swanston, Melbourne
2005: ‘Australian Woodfire Survey 2005’ – guest curator Dr Owen Rye
2003: Emerging Artists Support Scheme (EASS) – Canberra Potters Society
1993–2002: ‘Tintown Winter’ – annual group exhibition, Emmaville
1980–2002: group exhibitions – Glen Innes Ceramics Club and Golden Wattle Galleries
2001: solo exhibition – Glen Innes Art Gallery
1998: ‘Christmas Exhibition’ – Dundonian Studio Gallery
1995: group installation – Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery
1994: ‘Out of Towners’ – Fusions Gallery, Queensland Potters Association, Brisbane
1989: solo exhibition – Inverell Art Gallery


2004: 41st Currabubula Red Cross Art Exhibition Ceramic Art Award – soda/wood fired, three piece porcelain tea set
2003: EASS Canberra Potters Society Exhibition Award – set of three, soda/wood fired porcelain mortar & pestles
2003: EASS Pottery in Australia Subscription Award
2002: large floor pot chosen for Flying Arts ‘Year of the Outback’ touring exhibition
1993–2002: Major Awards and Highly Commendeds at Inverell Art Society’s annual October Exhibitions
2001: Special Commendation – Flying Arts QCL Art Award (Department of Primary Industries category) – ‘Blue Bottle’ thrown and altered, ash glaze, soda fired
1998: Highly Commended – Lower Clarence Cane Festival Exhibition – raku teapot
1993: Champion Pot – ‘Frost over Barraba’ exhibition – raku platter

One thought on “what I have done

  1. Clint Cecil

    G’day one and all. Be warned old fella I’m coming to see you soon. Pull on ya drinking boots. Still think of you often Clint Hope you are all well Cheers 0417796317


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