Career Highlights


2014
Taught at Canberra Glassworks
Became more engaged in local tourism initiatives, Lismore NSW

2013
Became an exhibiting member of Craft NSW, The Rocks Sydney NSW

2012
Further refinement and practice of skills and techniques gained at the Robert
Mickelsen workshop, Lismore NSW

2011
Awarded a Regional Arts NSW Quick Response Grant to attend a
5 day master class with Robert Mickelsen at GoGlass Studio, Bilgola Plateau, NSW

2010
Taught a class of 6 at GoGlass studio- lampworking - Bilgola Plateau, NSW

2009
Began teaching individuals and small groups at the studio, Lismore NSW
Bought and began using a glass lathe.

2007 to Present
Annual participation and demonstrations at ‘Glass On Flame’ exhibition at Kirra
Gallery Federation Square, Melbourne VIC

2007
Private tuition with Peter Minson at the studio, Lismore NSW

2006
Private tuition with Peter Minson at the studio, Lismore NSW

2005
Private tuition with Peter Minson at the studio, Lismore NSW

2004
Began blowing glass full time at the studio, Lismore NSW

2003
Travelled to Canberra for tuition with Peter Minson at Binalong for a week, Binalong
NSW

2000
Began lampworking borosilicate, Barkersvale NSW
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Development and Training

2014
Taught a group of 8 at the Canberra Glassworks - 'Introduction to Flameworking'

Skills exchange at the studio in Lismore with Kouhey Hayakawa with the collaboration on a wineglass and other functional glassware. Skills learned include the encasement of artificial opal in borosilicate glass, tube shaping and assemblage of functional glassware.

Collaboration and skills/tools exchange with Justin Rossi on collaboration of a sculptural piece - Component processes, assemblage, coloured tube making techniques, colour/flame chemistry and tool tips.

Making coloured glass tubing and encalmo practice and development continued.

2013
Continued regular teaching of individuals and small groups at the studio. Making coloured glass tubing and encalmo practice and development.

2012
Further practice and refinement of wine glass cups and feet, refinement of shaping and form of blown vessels, teaching individuals and small groups at the studio, further experience at the glass lathe performing artistic and custom glassware for private and government commissions in artistic and scientific glassware. Making coloured glass tubing and encalmo practice and development.

2011
Awarded a Regional Arts NSW Quick Response Grant to attend a
5 day master class with Robert Mickelsen at GoGlass Studio

Solid and hollow glass sculptural techniques, surface decoration techniques, wine glass shaping and flaring techniques, bowl making techniques, assemblage of large multi component vessels.

Coloured tubing and other techniques by Justin Rossi

2010
Teaching experience at GoGlass studio - Bilgola Plateau, NSW

2009-2010 - Fortnightly glassblowing demonstrations at the Carboot Market - Lismore

2009 - Demonstration experience at ‘Glass On Flame’ 2009 exhibition at Kirra gallery. Construction of a collaborative piece.
Montage technique demonstration by Peter Minson
Marbles and sculpture demonstration by Christian Arnold
Encapsulated sculpture techniques demonstrated by Cas Davey
Glass orchids construction demonstrated by Laurie Young
Dragon sculpture and bowl demonstrated by Richard Clements
- Melbourne VIC.

2008 - Demonstration experience at ‘Glass On Flame’ 2008 exhibition at Kirra gallery.
Soft glass sculpture demonstration by Bernie Stonor.
Beadmaking instruction by Pauline Delaney.
Borosilicate glass demonstrations by Peter Minson - constructing small solid sculptures and a hollow sculpture.
Borosilicate lacework demonstration and instruction by Raymond Mifsud.
Sculpture, Marble and Vessel demonstrations by Chris Arnold.
Construction of a large collaborative piece with many components.
- Melbourne VIC.

2007 - Private Tuition with Peter Minson
Instruction on the construction of scientific apparatus. Butt seals. Tube join techniques. Introduction to marble making.
- Lismore NSW.

Demonstration experience at ‘Glass On Flame’ 2007 exhibition at Kirra gallery.
Skills exchanged included murine making, and execution of a large collaborative sculptural piece with many components. Reticello demonstration, marble making and sculpture techniques.
- Melbourne VIC.

2006 - Private Tuition with Peter Minson & ongoing research.
Wine glass shaping and construction. Bowl shaping, flaring, foot flaring, stem & hollow stem creation and joining - Lismore NSW.

2005 - Private Tuition with Peter Minson & ongoing research
Technique review and instruction, hand skills, joins and tube bending - Lismore NSW.

Began blowing glass professionally - Lismore NSW.

2003 - Private Tuition with Peter Minson
Scientific and Artistic Glass Blowing Technique- hand skills, basic principles, flame use and characteristics, colour mixing, fuming, tool use and tool making, bead making, safety, hollow and solid joining techniques, lace work, tube cutting and other cutting and tearing techniques - Binalong NSW.

2002 - Participated in the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme & Small Business Management Course - Ballina NSW.
Business skills, Marketing etc

2001 - Further practice and familiarisation with the medium alongside Marcel Le Bars- Barkersvale NSW.

2000 - Began lampworking borosilicate glass alongside Marcel Le Bars- Barkersvale NSW.



Exhibitions

Ongoing selection of work for sale at my studio and online shop

2015
"Men @ Work"
Exhibition at Craft NSW, The Rocks
Sydney

“Glass On Flame”
Exhibition at Kirra Gallery, Federation Square
Melbourne

2014
"Men @ Work"
Exhibition at Craft NSW, The Rocks
Sydney

“Glass On Flame”
Exhibition at Kirra Gallery, Federation Square
Melbourne

2013
"Men @ Work"
Exhibition at Craft NSW, The Rocks
Sydney

“Glass On Flame”
Exhibition at Kirra Gallery, Federation Square
Melbourne


2012
“Glass On Flame”
Exhibition at Kirra Gallery, Federation Square
Melbourne

"In Nature, In Glass"
Craft NSW, The Rocks
Sydney

"Minitures"
Serpentine Gallery Lismore


2011

“Glass On Flame”
Exhibition at Kirra Gallery, Federation Square
Melbourne

Tree Exhibition
Serpentine Gallery Lismore


2010

“Glass On Flame”
Exhibition at Kirra Gallery, Federation Square
Melbourne

“Scarlet”
Serpentine Gallery Lismore

The Olley Shop
Lismore Regional Gallery

2009

“Glass On Flame”
Exhibition at Kirra Gallery, Federation Square
Melbourne

2008

“Presence”
Group Exhibition at Serpentine Community Gallery Lismore NSW (Dec)

“Let There Be Glass”
Group Exhibition at Gympie Regional Gallery QLD (Dec-Jan)

Group Exhibition at Lake Russell Gallery, Emerald Beach
Coffs Harbour NSW (October)

“Glass On Flame”
Kirra Gallery
Federation Square
Melbourne VIC (September)

Group Exhibition at the Northern Rivers Community Gallery,
Ballina NSW (September)


Group Exhibition “One For The Boys” at
Art Piece Gallery
Mullumbimby NSW (September)

Group Exhibition at the Northern Rivers Community Gallery,
Ballina NSW (July)


2007 - “Glass On Flame”
Kirra Gallery
Federation Square
Melbourne VIC (September)

“Scarlet”
Serpentine Gallery
Lismore NSW (June)


2006 - “Dressing The Windows”
Central Business District
Lismore NSW

“Toy Exhibition”
The Winsome
Lismore NSW

Education
New Enterprise Incentive Scheme & Small Business Management Course 2002 Ballina Business College Ballina

Ba Environmental Science 1998 Southern Cross University Lismore.
(Withdrawn)

HSC 1997 Peel Technology High School Tamworth