Yanchep Studio – Spindrift Cove

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In late 2022, I had the opportunity to purchase a small factory unit in the Yanchep light industrial area. This unit spans approximately 120 square metres, with an additional 20 square metre mezzanine floor. The factory unit is part of a community of 10 units, used by local fishermen for […]

Happs Pottery

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In 1995 Erl and Ros Happ invited me to take up a residency at Happs Pottery and Winery located on Commonage Rd, Dunsborough, Western Australia. I worked at Happs Pottery, making a range of hand thrown production tableware, from 1995 until around 1997. Jeremy Happ, Myles Happ, Kim Potter, Rika […]

Pippin Drysdale

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I first met Pippin Drysdale (Pip) in 1989. I was working with Joan Campbell at Bather’s Beach and Pip came down to the studio with Seattle based ceramic artist, Patti Warashina. Patti was exhibiting in Perth as part of the Perth International Crafts Triennial at the Western Australian Art Gallery and was […]

Joan Campbell – Bather’s Beach Studio Fremantle

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I was one of five students who completed the Advanced Diploma in Studio Ceramics at Perth Technical College in 1988. Our final year Graduation Exhibition, held in the City Arcade in Perth, was opened by Joan Campbell. She gave a wonderful opening speech and praised us for the work we […]

Is The Dinner Party Dead Exhibition

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After the success of the 1999 Ceramic Conference the organising committee, the Clay & Glass Association of Western Australia now known as the Ceramic Arts Association of Western Australia (CAAWA), organised a national and international ceramic exhibition that focussed on the practice of making ceramic tableware. The exhibition was held at the […]