Born: 1963, Melbourne, Australia.

Education: Batchelor of Education (Art & Craft), Melbourne College of Advanced Education. 

                   Masters of Education, Studies of Asia, Flinders University - South Australia

 

Exhibitions:

2016    Create From a Crate, Hatch Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.

2016    Things of Wood and Clay (a joint exhibition with Lene Kuhl Jakobsen), Bolin Bolin Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.

2014    Create From a Crate, Hatch Gallery, Melbourne, Australia. Third Best of Show.

2014    Turned & Sculpted Wood, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, U.S.A.

2011    Inside & Outside The Box, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, U.S.A.

2009    Boxes and Their Makers, Centre for Furniture Craftsmanship, Maine, U.S.A

2009    Turning to the Future, Grovewood Gallery, NC, U.S.A.

2009    Masterworks, Swiper’s Gully, Victoria, Australia

2009    Coast To Coast, Bunbury, Australia

2008    DysFUNctional, Woodturning Center, Philadelphia, U.S.A.

2007    Pacific Connections, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, U.S.A.

2007    Darebin-La Trobe Acquisitive Art Prize finalist, Melbourne, Australia

2006    Connections: Contemporary Australian Wood Artists, Embassy of Australia, Washington D.C., U.S.A.

2005    Small Treasures, del Mano gallery, Los Angeles, U.S.A.

2004    allTURNatives –Form + Spirit, Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia, U.S.A.

2003    Turned Wood, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, U.S.A.

2003    Darebin-La Trobe Acquisitive Art Prize finalist, Melbourne, Australia

2003    Living with Wood, Prahran, Victoria, Australia

2002    Colour and Form, Ivanhoe, Victoria, Australia

2001    Darebin-La Trobe Acquisitive Art Prize finalist, Melbourne, Australia

2000    Turned Wood: Small Treasures, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, U.S.A.

2000    Contemporary Australian Woodturning and Carving, Beaver Galleries, A.C.T., Australia

1999    Selected Works, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles. U.S.A.

1998    Turned Wood: Small Treasures, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, U.S.A

Publications:

  • The Cutting Edge –Contemporary Wood Art and the Lipton Collection, Kevin Wallace, Fine Arts Press, 2011

  • New Masters of the Wooden Box, Oscar P. Fitzgerald, Fox Chapel Publishing, 2009

  • The Art of Turned Bowls, Richard Raffan, Taunton Press, Inc, 2008

  • Woodturning Tips & Techniques, Carol Rix, Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Ltd, East Sussex, 2006

  • Connections: International Woodturning Exchange 1995 – 2005, Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia, 2005

  • HI TECH Wood Projects Stage 5, Heinemann Harcourt Education, 2005

  • 500 Wood Bowls, Katherine Duncan Aimone, Lark Books, New York, 2004

  • 400 Wood Boxes, Veronika Alice Gunther, Lark Books, New York, 2004

  • Sacred Vessels, The National Jewish Centre for Learning and Leadership, New York, 2003

  • Woodturning Design, Mike Darlow, The Meleluka Press, Australia, 2003

  • Australian Woodturning – The Best of Australian Wood Review, Interwood Holdings Pty. Ltd, 2002

  • Contemporary Turned Wood – New perspectives in a rich tradition, Leier, Peters, Wallace, Handbooks Press, 1999

  • Woodturning magazine (U.K.), Issue No. 74, April 1999

  • Turning Boxes with Richard Raffan, Richard Raffan, Taunton Press, Conn., U.S.A. 1998

  • Expressions in Wood – Masterworks from the Wornick Collection, University of Washington Press, 1997

  • Fine Woodworking Design Book 7, Taunton Press, Conn., U.S.A., 1996 pp. 158, 162

  • Wood Dreaming, Terry Martin, Harper Collins Publishers, Aust, 1996

  • Woodturning magazine (U.K.), Issue No 34, July/August, 1995.

  • Woodturning magazine (U.K.), Issue No 12, Jan/Feb, 1993.

 

I am a regular writer for Australian Wood Review, contributing product evaluations, exhibition reviews and instructional articles to many editions since 1995.

In addition, I write regularly for Woodturning, in England along with Woodturner, the journal of the American Association of Woodturners.

 

Works owned by:

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, U.S.A.

Contemporary Museum of Hawaii, U.S.A.

Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, U.S.A.

Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Texas State Bank Corporate Collection, McAllen, Texas, U.S.A.

Racine Art Museum, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

Mr. Glen E. Roney, C.E.O. Texas State Bank, Texas, U.S.A.

Mr.David Ellesworth, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Dr. Irving Lipton, Van Nuys, California, U.S.A.

Mr. Ronald C. Wornick, Burlingame, California, U.S.A.

Mrs. Fleur Bressler, Maryland, U.S.A.

Mr. Raymond F.L Wong, Hong Kong

Mr. Tim & Mrs. Cheryl Kotchman, Maryland, U.S.A.

Mr. Bruce Kaiser, Delaware, U.S.A.

Mr. Joseph Seltzer, Philadelphia, U.S.A.

Mrs. Lorraine Elliot, M.L.A., Melbourne, Australia

Susan Feiner, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Ruth Greenburg, California, US.A.

Frank Abagnale, Author of the bestselling book ‘Catch Me If You Can’

Various other collectors both in Australia and abroad

 

Scholarships/Awards:

2011    Catholic Education Commission of Victoria scholarship for M.Ed, Studies of Asia

2009    CollaboratioNZ, Whangerei, N.Z., sponsored resource artist

2004    International Turners Exchange, Philadelphia, U.S.A.

2003    American Association of Woodturners Educational Opportunity Grant to attend CollaboratioNZ, Whangerei, N.Z.

2001    CollaboratioNZ, Whangerei, N.Z., sponsored resource artist

2000    Catholic Education Commission of Victoria Study tour to China

 

Commissions:

2005 Southern Districts Hebrew Congregation, Torah Scroll

2000 Banyule City Council, 'Young Artists Awards’ trophies

2000 Good Shepherd Lutheran Primary School, crucifix for reception area.

1999 Banyule City Council, 'Young Artists Awards’ trophies

1999 Luther College, Croydon, design and creation of outdoor sculpture.

1999 Good Shepherd Lutheran Primary School, crucifix and candle-holders for altar.

1998 City of Melbourne and Arts Victoria, ‘Arts and Cultural Leadership Awards’ trophies.

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