Artist Statement

Over 60years of involvement with horses has provided an innate knowledge of nearly all things equine. I commenced a studio practice on a rural property in northern NSW in 2010. Here, I build solely in clay, making equine sculptures that have layers of meaning embedded in their surfaces.
My sculptures are strongly influenced by the connection women have with horses. Taking history as a starting point, I develop forms that reflect ideas of power, control, and cultural exchange
Using found and commercial clay bodies I hand build these forms with various surface treatments to develop a story. Symbolic decorative elements created with brushwork, colour, form and glaze are fused in various firing processes. This develops my individual pieces expressing relationships where fragility and strength are negotiated between material and subject matter creating a visual narrative.
I enjoy giving them a title which can provide clues to the origin of the idea behind each particular piece.

Petite Ebony

2013
Black Irish Clay
In: Horses Figurative Sold

Noble Jade Lady

2013
Stoneware paper clay
Available CraftNSW Sydney
In: Horses Vessels Figurative

Clouded Blue Treasure No2

2013
BRS Earthenware
Retrospect Galleries European Art Fair
In: Horses Figurative Sold

Pert Blue Flannel Flower

2013
Earthenware
Bare Bones Byron Bay
In: Horses Figurative

Leopard Rose

2013
BRS gas fired
In: Horses Figurative Sold Printing

Good Blue Rose

2013
Porcelain paper clay - Woodfired
Craft NSW
In: Horses Figurative Sold

Rosebud No2

2013
Walkers Earthenware/Stoneware
Bare Bones Gallery Bangalow
In: Horses Figurative

Golden Girl II

2013
Walkers Earthenware/Stoneware
Bare Bones Gallery Bangalow
In: Horses Figurative Sold

Aloof Rose

2013
BRS Earthenware
Retrospect Galleries
In: Horses Vessels Figurative Sold

Bold Mist Rising

2013
BRS Earthenware
In: Horses Figurative Sold Printing

Pale Plum Blossoms

2013
Porcelain paper clay
In: Horses Figurative Sold Printing

Blue Girl

2013
Walkers Earthenware/Stoneware
nfs
In: Horses Figurative Sold

Artisans in the Garden Sydney Botanical Gardens

2012
Guest artist invited to present solo exhibition of work as part of the Artisans ...

Sparkles

2013
Walkers Earthenware/Stoneware
gifted
NFS
In: Horses Figurative

Petite Jade Lotus

2012
Stoneware paper clay
NFS
In: Horses Figurative

Bold Lady of Fire

2012
BRS Earthenware
Border Art Prize Exhibiton Tweed Regional Art Gallery
In: Horses Vessels Figurative Sold Printing

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