In 1997 I completed a 12 month course at TAFE gaining certificate I & II in Art practice. Encouraged by my teacher I continued with further studies, attending university SA from 1998-2000 and graduating with a Bachelor of Applied Arts- ceramics & glass. During my first year of study, high grades gained me an invitation to become a member of the Golden Key International Honour society and I was also included on the Deans merit list and Chancellors award list each of the 3 years of study. Upon graduation I was awarded the Harry P. Gill memorial medal for highest grade point average in the field of applied arts and design.
In 2001 I was selected to take part in the JamFactory’s two year design associate programme, which I completed in 2002. Remaining at the JamFactory for a further two years as a tenant I became the ceramic departments production thrower which continued until early 2011 when the production lines were discontinued.
During 2004 I set up my home based studio in Echunga, which is situated on the overlap of the Adelaide hills and Fleareau Peninsula, from where I work full time as a dedicated arts practitioner in my chosen field of ceramics.