2008 National Art School Ceramics studio, artist in residence: drawing and clay
2006 Residential workshop; FLICAM International Ceramic artists program Fuping Pottery Village and Factory, China. Works created were retained for the Australasian Ceramics Museum.
2006 visiting artists program Ceramics Studio Sydney College of the Arts
2005 artist in residence at Haefliger’s Cottage Hill End sponsored by National Parks and wildlife.
2005 and 2002. Visiting artist: Mrilitjarra Ceramics Centre, Warburton WA.
1997 Tokyo residential studio assisted by VACB.
1995. Residency, Ipswich Regional Art Gallery Queensland for Place Product curated by Susan Ostling, (Catalogue) participating artists Rod Bamford and Marie Backen.
1987-1989 Commonwealth Fellowhship residency as non collegiate research Student at MS University
1985 Artist in Residence, Ceramics Workshop. Griffith University QLD Artist in Residence Griffith University QLD. Research outcomes: Object Scenarios a series based on research into the Nuclear Industry, Colonialism in the Pacific, Science and ethics.
Devised Brickworks: life sized ceramic figures made by selected local participants hosted by Britain’s Brick Factory. Clay sponsored by Rochedale Brick and Pipe. Community participation press moulded tile colonnade on site at the Ceramics Studio.
Research outcomes:1985 Brick works (catalogue) at Britains Factory and Queensland Film and Drama Centre solo exhibition Object Scenarios Griffith University Group exhibitions. Selected Object Scenarios were included in Perspecta 1985 Art Gallery NSW and Inside the Green house. Tin Sheds Gallery Faculty of Architecture University of Sydney 1986.