Education and Qualifications
2013 Workshop in Resin-bonded glass sand casting technique with Jacqueline Spiro, Pilchuck Glass School, USA
2006 Certificate IV Assessment and Workplace Training, Fusion Australia, Poatina.
2004 Diploma in Youth and Community Work, (Major Project in Visual Arts), Fusion Australia, Poatina.
2002 Certificate IV in Youth and Community Work, Fusion Australia, Poatina.
2001 Masterclass in Architectural Glass with Paul Marioni, Pilchuck Glass School, USA
1996 Certificate in Small Business Management, Qskillz, Canberra.
1995 BA (Visual) with 1st Class Honours in Glass, Canberra School of Art, ANU, Canberra.
1991 Year 12 Certificate, Marist College, Canberra.
2010 - 2016 Project and Centre Manager, Alethea Mountain Retreat Arts Centre and Poatina Glass Studio project, Poatina, Tasmania.
2009 - 2016 Coordination and public commentary of Poatina Hot Glass Studio demonstrations with visiting interstate glass artists at the Tasmanian Craft Fair, Deloraine.
2009 - 2016 Hot Glass Teaching, beginner and intermediate workshops, Poatina Hot Glass Studio, Tasmania.
2009 Developed plans and secured over $200,000 worth of funding on behalf of Fusion Australia to implement Stage 1 of the Poatina Arts Centre and Hot Glass Studio project.
2009 Established Poatina Hot Glass Studio in temporary premises with Arts Tasmania (Tasmanian Government) and Ian Potter Foundation Funds, Poatina, Tasmania.
2009 Design and Construction of the Poatina Hot Glass Trailer, Australia’s only mobile hot glass facility in partnership with Fusion and the Tasmanian C Craft Fair, Deloraine.
2008 Ausglass Conference Open House, invited guest lecture on Collaboration and Community, Canberra.
2007 - 2012 Annual Event Coordinator, Poatina Artists’ Retreat, Poatina, Tasmania.
2006 - 2008 Pilgrimage Coordinator and Guide, Eternal Arts Pilgrimage (studying the work and life of Michelangelo Buonarotti and other Renaissance artists), Florence and Rome, Italy.
2004 Artist in Residence / Workshop Facilitator; Balgo Indigenous Glass Project, Balgo Aboriginal Community, Remote North Western Australia.
2003 - 2013 Coordinator, Poatina Arts Colony, Fusion Australia, Poatina, Tasmania.
2003 - 2013 Annual Event Coordinator / Lecturer / Tutor, Faith and the Arts Summer School, Poatina, Tasmania.
2003 Re-established basic kiln-formed glass studio in Poatina, Tasmania, after Canberra studio destroyed by bushfires.
2000 - 2001 Lecturer/Tutor, Glass Workshop, Canberra School of Art, Australian National University, Canberra.
1999 - 2001 Consultant for Feasibility Studies and member of Artist Reference Group for Canberra Glassworks in conjunction with ArtsACT, CraftACT and other key stakeholders.
1997 - 1999 Glass Teaching and Curriculum Design: Kilnforming and Glassblowing techniques to High School and ‘at risk’ students, Galilee Day Program, Lions Youth Haven, Canberra.
1996 Established Glass Studio, “Shadowglass”, Kambah, Canberra.
1993 - 1996 Glass cutting assistant to Klaus Moje, Canberra.
2015 Poatina Found, The Poatina Tree Art Gallery, Poatina, Tasmania.
2010 Spiritual Journeys - Contemporary Art Exhibition, Margate, Tasmania.
2009 Furnace - Contemporary Australian Art Glass, Tasmanian Craft Fair Showcase Exhibition, Deloraine.
2009 Tasmanian Glass 2009, Handmark Gallery (in conjunction with Ausglass Conference 09), Hobart.
2008 Out of this World, Tasmanian showcase exhibition, Tasmanian Craft Fair, Deloraine.
2007 2007 Tasmanian Glass Artists Exhibition, Schoolhouse Gallery, Hobart.
2007 Glass Focus, Handmark Gallery, Salamanca Place, Hobart.
2005 Southern Lights: Ausglass Members Exhibition, Light Square Gallery, Adelaide.
2003 Inscape – Impressions of the Fire, Tuggeranong Community Arts Centre Gallery, Canberra.
2000 - 2001 At the Edge - Australische Glaskunst (Australian Glass Art) – touring showcase of selected Australian Glass Artists; Brisbane City Gallery; Object Gallery, Sydney; and Galerie Handwerk, Munich.
2000 Canberra Glass 2000, Beaver Galleries, Canberra.
2000 Surfacing, CraftACT Gallery, Canberra.
1999 Ausglass Member’s Exhibition, City Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga.
1999 SOFA New York ‘99 (Sculptural Objects & Functional Art), represented by Chappell Gallery, Boston.
1999 Essentially Canberra, Object Gallery, Customs House, Sydney.
1998 Venezia Aperto Vetro 98 – Showcase of Australian Glass Art, Instituto Statale d’Arte, Venice, Italy.
1995 Handle Like Eggs, Beaver Galleries, Canberra.
1995 Finish – ANU Graduate Exhibition, ANU Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra.
2016 Residence of Mardee Kaylock, Feature Window, Kilnformed Glass, Melbourne.
2016 Residences of Steve Cooper, Spike Mason, and Roger Foletta, Feature Windows, Kilnformed Glass, Poatina.
2015 Residence of Heather Bradbury, Feature Window, Kilnformed Glass, Melbourne.
2003-2006 Poatina Village, Monument commemorating residents involved in the construction of the Tasmanian Hydro-Electric Scheme, Community project: Kiln-cast recycled glass fountain/sculptures and surrounds, Approximate area 400 sq/m, Poatina.
2002 St. Mark’s National Theological Centre, Chapel Feature Doors, Kilnformed and clear glass, Canberra.
1999 Residence of Christopher Le Mesurier, Entrance Feature Windows, Kilnformed Glass, Canberra.
1998 St. Mark’s National Theological Centre, Chapel Feature Windows, Kilnformed and clear glass, Canberra.
1998 Australian National Eisteddfod Society Bard Competition, Catherine Frohlich Memorial Trophy, Canberra.
1997 Canberra Museum and Gallery (CMAG), Manufacture of 3,800 23-carat gold-surfaced glass tiles for foyer mosaics by artist Frankie Spark, Canberra.
1995 Tuggeranong Baptist Church, Artwork for Baptistery Window, glass and stainless steel, 20 sq/m, Canberra.
2015 Australian National Art Glass Collection, Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga, Australia.
2003 Lotta Soder Collection, Gothenburg, Sweden.
1997 Sally McLaren Collection, Sydney, Australia.
1996 Frank Howarth Collection, Sydney, Australia
1995 Tina Wirihana Collection, Rotorua, New Zealand.
1995 Charles Davison Collection, Adelaide, Australia.
Grants, Scholarships and Awards
2013 Awarded full scholarship and Ian Potter Cultural Trust travel grant to attend Paul Marioni and Ann Troutner’s juried class, Architectural Glass (sand-casting), at Pilchuck Glass School, Washington, USA.
2003 Awarded ArtsACT Grant to assist with work for ‘Inscape’ bushfires exhibition, Canberra.
2001 Awarded full scholarship and Australia Council travel grant to attend Paul Marioni and Ann Troutner’s juried class, Architectural Glass, at Pilchuck Glass School and conduct related research in Washington and California, USA.
1999 Work selected for New Glass Review 20 - Competition of The Corning Museum of Glass, New York, USA and Nues Glas magazine, Germany.