Quay School of the Arts Wanganui New Zealand, 2004, Bachelor Fine Arts Glass Major
Ngati Kikopiri, Ngati Kea, Ngati Ruanui
A potter and gallery owner for 20 years in Australia and NZ, in 2004 I graduated from Wanganui Quay School of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in glass . My graduate work was selected for New and Emerging Glass Artists Australia NZ- Second generation Grace Cochrane Curator and shown at the Ebeltoft Museum in Denmark.
I attended a David Reekie Masterclass 2003 and in 2006 was summer school Technical Assistant for Richard Whitely.
I have since completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Art & Design from AUT Auckland. I was Chair of the Wanganui Glass Group for two Terms, then Glass Project Manager and Acting Arts Developer for the Wanganui District Council organising the Wanganui Festival of Glass in 2007 and 2008.
Currently I work as a glass caster from my studio Synergy Glass NZ in Wanganui and was most recently selected for the Looking Glass Exhibition Sarjeant Art Gallery 2009/10, Grace Cochrane Curator.
My exhibition work explores identity issues in geometric/abstract form and is represented by Red Spot Gallery - www.redspotgallery.co.nz
and also Pataka, Kura Gallery, Form Gallery and the Sarjeant Gallery Wanganui .
I have had work exhibited internationally in Denmark, Seattle USA, and Adelaide Australia and am a member of NZ National Glass Association www.nzsag.co.nz
In 2005 my work was included in Craft Arts International, Neues Glas and the American Glass Quarterly _ Review Matthew Kangas, in 2007 NZ Art News and most recently included in 2010 in the book New Zealand Glass Art