David Hunt

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Warrick encountered David Hunt in 1986 when he enrolled in the Advanced Diploma in Studio Ceramics at Perth Technical College. As a young and impressionable 16-year-old, Warrick transitioned directly from high school into the three-year Advanced Diploma course. David, who served as the head of the ceramic course, had a […]

Bela Kotai

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In 1988, a new chapter unfolded for Warrick as Bela Kotai assumed the position of Head of Ceramics at Perth Technical College, following David Hunt’s relocation to Tasmania. Bela’s arrival had an instant and profound effect on Warrick’s artistic journey, shaping his trajectory, vision, and technical approach to ceramics. Regarded […]

Joan Campbell

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In 1988, Warrick crossed paths with Joan during the opening of his Advanced Diploma in Studio Ceramics graduation exhibition. This encounter proved to be fortuitous, as Joan extended an offer for him to work as a studio assistant in her Bathers Beach studio in Fremantle. Under Joan’s guidance, Warrick embarked […]

Stewart Scambler

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Working alongside Joan Campbell in her Bathers Beach Studio not only provided Warrick with valuable artistic experiences, but also afforded him the opportunity to connect with numerous local, national, and international artists. Many of these artists either sold their work through Joan’s gallery shop or visited her studio during their […]

Kaye Palmateer

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“Kaye is my Mum and she has always supported and believed in me throughout my life. I was a bit of a worry to her in my teenage years when I made the unconventional decision to forgo traditional schooling and embark on a path of surfing as my first-choice endeavour […]