I enrolled in the Clay Program run by Guide Dogs Queensland in January 2020. I had never done clay work before and was excited to play with the medium and learn.
This initial excitement has never waned and in fact has grown to be a passion, along with my writing and speaking. Since starting I have learnt, and continue to learn, a variety of hand building skills and techniques. I constantly explore my creativity and am developing my unique voice.
I have made a variety of bowls, plates, vases and the like, but my favourite pieces are my display art. I particularly love my faces.
In 2020, I was given the opportunity to display a few of my face pieces in the Alterations Exhibition at the Art from the Margins Gallery in Brisbane. My two for sale pieces sold within 15 minutes of the opening. I was given a lot of positive feedback which surprised me. This feedback told me that my art was liked and people wanted to own it, and I should continue with my faces theme.
I continued exhibiting and in 2022 took lessons in wheel throwing. Wheel throwing was hard to master but extremely enjoyable. Waiting for the kiln to open, to see what the glazes have done, is similar to opening presents on Christmas morning when you’re a child.
My goal is to exhibit more and to sell my pieces so more people can enjoy them.
You can see more of my pottery on Instagram.