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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.


Professional Activities

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.


Selected Commissions

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.

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