Individual Exhibitions

2018 Messages from the Bays Mu Gallery Mosman, Sydney

2012 Eye of Horus retrieval installation project, curators, Margaret Roberts and Susanne Callahan

2006 Dec-2007 Jan lookout, installation of 18 hill and mound volumes,(ceramic) Mori Gallery 68 Day St Sydney

2005 haze, volume studies, 1-7 ceramic, Mori Gallery 68 Day St Sydney

2003 kiosk(room work) object installation including seven songs glass installation Mori Gallery, Day St Sydney

2003 kiosk (room work) object installation Mori Gallery,68 Day St Sydney

2001 Catchment, a field of beakers for Saint Hedwig of Silesia & Wingecarribee Swamp, Mori Gallery 68 Day St Sydney

2001 Catchment, a field of beakers for Saint Hedwig of Silesia and for Wingecarribee Swamp, installation of glass objects at Mori Gallery Day St Sydney (self published catalogue)

2000 Catchment MVA Graduate Show New space, Sydney. (catalogue),

1999 Sedge, installation, Mori Gallery Day St Sydney

1995 Sleight, installation, Mori Gallery. Day St Sydney

1992 Messages from the Bay, Terracottas, Mori Gallery, Leichhardt Sydney

1991 Virtual Vases, Mori Gallery, Leichhardt Sydney

1990 Transactions, Mori Gallery, Leichhardt Sydney.

1989 Audile, Mori Gallery, 56 Catherine St Leichhardt Sydney.

1988 Configuration II, Installation of Terracottas, Art Heritage New Delhi, India. (catalogue)

Configuration I, Installation of Terracottas,(self published catalogue)

Fine Arts Gallery Maharaja Sarajevo University Vadodora, Gujarat, India

1986 Object Scenarios, (catalogue) Central Gallery, Griffith University Queensland.

1985 Ceramics, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne.

1984 Vase Rattle and Box (Dislocation from Place), Mori Gallery.

1982 Attachment to place: Ceramics & Pictures, Mori Gallery.

Group Exhibitions


Invited Participant (Coastal Vase) in Plant Your Feet, curated by Glenn Barkley for Shoalhaven Regional Gallery, 2022

Inspiration to Creation, Artists of the Round Yard at Retford Park, 2022

Evolve Artists of the Round Yard, Retford Park, Bowral

The Vase and Flower Show II Bronte Rd Waverly curated by Sassy Park

Clay Dynasty Sydney11 October 2021 – 29 January 2023 curated by Eva Ryl Powerhouse Museum Harris St Ultimo


Clay Dynasty Sydney11 October 2021 – 29 January 2023 curated by Eva Ryl Powerhouse Museum Harris St Ultimo

PSP.DOC curated by Margaret Roberts and Sue Callanan, Articulate Project Space Leichhardt Sydney

X-Pollination Artists of the Round Yard, Retford Park, Bowral


(Un)ladylike Acts: Recent Acquisitions from the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, 29 August – 5 December 2020

Treasures from the Vault, Manly Art Gallery and Museum (MAG&M), Manly.

The Vase and Flower Show, Curated by Sassy Park, 7 Clovelly Road, 2020

The Covid Shutdown Series, Online Only, Damien Minton Presents, 2020


Platform 19 curated by Tess de Quincey, Martin del Amo, Eugene Ward & Marcus Whale, Articulate Project Space.


Platform 18 curated by Tess de Quincy Linda Luke and Marcus Whale Articulate Project Space


BOAT: curator participant Anna Ingham, sculpture Jan Taylor, drawing Toni Warburton Ceramics ARTICULATEUPSTAIRS July 16-30th 2017

Platform17 curated by Tess de Quincy and Linda Luke Articulate Project Space

water objects -echoes: Louise Boscacci and Toni Warburton Cross Arts projects Sydney


Objects in Space Artists in the Garden, curator Glen Barkley, Peacock Gallery, Auburn Arts Studio.

Fieldwork- artist encounters, curator Gary Warner. Sydney College of the Arts Gallery Rozelle

Hillview Sculpture Biennial Sutton Forest


Drawn to Form curators Merran Esson and Abdullah M.I. Sayed for Black town Regional Art Centre

Turn Turn Turn The Studio Ceramics Tradition at the National Art School, curator by Glen Barkley, National Art School Gallery Sydney

Contemporary Clay curator Brett Stone, Olsen Irwin Gallery Paddington

Collections curator Cath Foggarty China Clay, Clovelly.

Instruments of Democracy WRVAP group installation and performance in Cementa at Kandos Scout Hall, Kandos includes : Agit Pots – H2O meditations on water in blue and white- participation project.

Daughters, Mothers – Future Feminist Archive curator Jacqueline Milner, Sydney College of the Arts Galleries, Rozelle, the University of Sydney


Colour Form Line- Articulate turns 4 curator Bill Seeto Articulate Project Space

domesticated Nov 28 – Dec 14 curator Leslie Giovanelli Articulate Project Space (TW heat haze collaboration with textile designer Robyn Donaghue)

Slow Burn ceramics by staff, students and alumni COFA Kudos Gallery.

Australia wide open Studio project Australian ceramics Association August 16-17 Studio 91 Marrickville,

Wollongong Watercolour prize (highly commended ) Wollongong City Gallery

The Course of Objects – Fine Lines of Enquiry, Manly Regional Art Gallery curator Susan Ostling

The Frontier Wars, Damien Minton Gallery Sydney


Leave it in the Ground – WRVAP at Articulate Project Space

The Fuping Group, residency and exhibition, curator Grace Cochrane

Australia wide open Studio project Studio 91 Marrickville, Australian ceramics Association

Eternity Damien Minton Gallery


Recycled Dreaming curator Bronia Iwanczak the Drawing Room X Arts Books

Art and Documentation Festival, Biblioteka Gallery, Lodz Poland.

Collection in Focus: Contemporary Glass, Art Gallery Western Australia


Three installations Giovanelli Grech Warburton Articulate

Viva Mexico! Horror Vacuii Articulate

Riparian Rites WVRAP Maitland RAG


In Good Company (Fuping connection) Masterworks Auckland

Cry Me A River, Williams River Valley Artists Project (WVRAP) Tin Sheds Gallery Sydney

Picture window, Toni Warburton Peloton

Lino Alvarez: Collaborations in Clay Bathurst RAG

Littoral, Carnegie Gallery Hobart Curator Vivonne Thwaite


Where we know: Toni Warburton Peter Cooley Wollongong City Gallery

Making it New: Focus on Contemporary Australian Art, curator Glen Barclay M C A Sydney

The good the bad & the muddy, Mori Gallery.

Coal Clay Water Wood, 9th Ceramics Triennial, curator & participant, Mori Gallery

Replacements: other drawing, reveries of the everyday, curator & participant, Tin Sheds Gallery


Salute Fusions Gallery Brisbane curator Janet Mansfield

Art Room Adelaide curator, Vivonne Thwaite

Works from the collection ( incomplete entry) Art Gallery of Western Australia


The cup show Helen Stephens Gallery, Bronte Rd, Waverly

Australasian Ceramics Museum of FLICAM Collection Fuping China.

Hill End Connection, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

Undermining Rivers Sydney’s Drinking Water Endangered by Long Wall Coal Mining, curator, Jo Holder at The Cross Arts projects with Deborah Vaughan, Patrice Newel and Julie Shepherd of Rivers SOS.

Grounded: artists activism and the environment, curator, Jo Holder Campbelltown Art Centre


Clemenger Contemporary Art Award National Gallery of Victoria

The Crafted Object 1960s 80s, National Gallery of Australia

Mayday show curator, Joe Holder at Cross Arts Collaborative work: Toni Warburton with John von Sturmer and Daniel Wallace


Transformations the Language of Craft curator, Robert Bell, National Gallery of Australia (Catalogue)

Lapped, curator, Peter Fay, at Campbelltown Regional Art Gallery (catalogue.)

2005 Common Ground, contemporary ceramics, curated by Merran Esson for Delmar Gallery Sydney (catalogue)

SCARTS Ceramics at Ceramic Art Gallery Sydney


Ceramics at Boutwell Draper Gallery (catalogue)

Forty, Object Gallery Sydney

Reflections, SCARTS glass at Wagga Regional Art Gallery

Plane to Line and point Marie McMahon, Patsy Hely, Kitty Kantilla, Fiona McDonald, Leslie Giovanelli, Tin Sheds Gallery Faculty of Architecture, and University of Sydney

The Landscape Show (room work: Boatshed.) curated by John Kirkman,Lewers’ Bequest Penrith Regional Art Gallery


At Home with Peter Fay National Gallery Canberra touring show (catalogue)

Future function curated by Helen Stephens) ceramics with Trisha Dean and Mrilirrtjarra women’s’ ceramic Centre, Manly Regional Art Gallery, Sydney. (Catalogue)


New Acquisitions, Art Gallery of Western Australia

Sharawaggi and The Scholar’s Table, ceramics by Toni Warburton and Anders Ousback Ceramic Art Gallery Paddington essay John Mc Phee. (Catalogue)

Less is more; less is a bore, Ceramics at Brisbane City Gallery. (Catalogue)

The Vase Show and anniversary for the Inner City Clayworkers Gallery Glebe.


dealbatus, Toni Warburton, double damask, Margaret West two installations. Mori Gallery, Sydney

Drawing curated by Marie McMahon with Toni Warburton and Sue Pedley, Tin sheds Gallery, University of Sydney, and Faculty of Architecture

The Sum of Disparate Parts, Staff and Students of Gymea TAFE, Hazelhurst Art Centre Community Gallery.


Federation, curated by John MacDonald, National Gallery Canberra (catalogue)


Mirror: tea tree water table, table top component of installation with Patsy Hely and Susan Ostling. Gallery 482, Brisbane.

Green, a collaborative installation Toni Warburton, Margaret Roberts and Leslie Giovanelli at Kudos Gallery College of Fine Arts (COFA) University of New South Wales Sydney. University of New South Wales

Wingecarribee Swamp, curated by Phillip Kodela, Toni Warburton and Stephen Mori and David Tranter, Mori Gallery, Sydney, a fundraiser for web site designed by Sharon Beder and commissioned by David Tranter for Roberston Environment Protection Society (REPS)


White, Ceramics Art and Perception Gallery, Paddington


Initial. Curated by Judith Ducquemen, Installations at Gallery 132, Balmain (catalogue)


Nature as Object, Perth International Craft Triennial, curated by Robert Bell, Curator of Contemporary Craft, Art Gallery W.A. (catalogue)

Ground, Canberra Sculpture Forum, site specific collaboration with Susan Ostling (catalogue)

Contemplating the Bowl, Distelfink Gallery, Melbourne.


Toni Warburton, Wake, Ceramics, (installation), Tim Maguire, (Paintings) Kelly Thompson (Ikat), Dari Vongpoothorn, (installation) Mori Gallery.

Multiplication, the multiple object in art, curator, Zara Stanhope, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria.

North Queensland Ceramic Award, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville,

Home Brand, curated by Jan Guy and Mitsuo Shoji contemporary ceramics at Casula Powerhouse, Liverpool (catalogue)

In Context, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Potters Society.

Australian Crafts for Tea curated and performed by Margaret Price, Australian Embassy Tokyo.


Misread in the Fortress, curator, Jan Guy, Kinesis Gallery, Leichhardt.

Vessel, curator, Peter Saines, ANU, Canberra School of Art Gallery.1996 Ceramics Conference. (Catalogue)

Delinquent Angel, Australian ceramics at Faenza, curated by Jo Pacoe 1995-6-7 toured Italy, Kyoto. Sydney (catalogue)


Interlock, staff and students, Ceramics, NAS, Artspace.

Under a Hot Tin Roof, Tin Sheds Gallery.

Oceanic Influence, curated by Nick Waterlow, Ivan Dogherty Gallery, COFFA. (Catalogue)

Being with Objects, curator Helen Stephens, travelling show, Orange Regional Gallery, Crafts Council of NSW, and Shepparton Art Gallery Victoria. Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville Nth Queensland. (Catalogue)

Women Hold up Half the Sky. Curated by Roger Butler: Australian National Gallery, Canberra travelled to Monash University Gallery Melbourne Victoria.


Walking the Street, Newtown. Terminal 21 performance of airline stewards and aircraft crash cards with Jean Hartman and Bruce Tindale.

Place: Product, curator, Susan Ostling, Ipswich Regional Art Gallery. (Catalogue)


Shhh… Curated by Jo Holder, Mori Gallery, Sydney

Wish Hard, Curated Jo Holder, pre renovated Wollongong City Gallery formerly the Council Chambers (catalogue)


Ceramic Design Group, Rod Bamford, Rebecca Chapman, Peter Cooley, Michael Keighery, Patsy Hely, Toni Warburton. Mori Warehouse, Sydney,

Newtown Walking the Street Festival.

Working in Clay Today, curated by John McPhee, Australian National Gallery Canberra, and National Touring exhibition.

Vic Health Craft Award, Guest Curator, James Mollison. National Gallery of Victoria (catalogue),


Transformations curator; Diane Lloyd, Bondi Pavilion (catalogue)

Fata Morgana 1, Gallery Constantinople, Fata Morgana 2, curator; Tess Horowitz Legge Gallery Redfern Sydney.


4th National Sculpture Triennial, National Gallery Victoria (catalogue)

Architecture of Light, Mori Gallery Sydney

Three Artists from Australia, curator Peter Timms Auckland New Zealand. (Catalogue)


Inside the Greenhouse, Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney University.


The 80s a New Generation, Australian National Gallery.

A New Romance, curated by John Mc Phee Drill Hall, Australian National Gallery.

Indian Petrochemical Corporation (IPCL) sponsored Terracotta Workshop Exhibition, Vadodora, Gujarat India.


Fire and Earth, Manly Art Gallery.

Recent Acquisitions Drill Hall, Australian National Gallery.


Earth Plastics, Penrith Regional Gallery,

Brickworks, figurative sculptures made by local artists at Ralph Britain and Son’s Brickworks Reading Pitts, Griffith University. (Catalogue)

5 Artists in Manly, curator Peter Timms, Manly Art Gallery. (Catalogue)


Perspecta, curated by Ursula Prunster, Art Gallery of New South Wales; (catalogue)

OZ Drawing Now, curated by Arthur MacIntyre Holdsworth Contemporary Galleries;

Queensland Film and Drama Centre 1975- 85 curated by Margriet Bonnin, Griffith University,

Selection Exhibition, Guest Curator Tony Bond, Manly Art Gallery;

Australian Crafts Survey, Meat Market Melbourne;

Caltex North Queensland Invitational;

Fremantle Crafts Centre Invitational

Australian Crafts Survey, Meat Market Melbourne;


Landscape Mori Gallery.


Living in the Pacific, Curator Ace Bourke, Crafts Council Gallery Sydney

Opening Show, Mori Gallery 68 Catherine St Leichhardt Sydney


The Hieroglyph ’81,

Inner City Clayworkers, Potters Society, Mori Gallery and Terrapotta, Newtown.


Students Gallery (now Mori).


Group Show Students Gallery. (Now Mori)


Elli Walsh Toni Warburton, Artist Profile pp 82-87 issue 43 2018

Ann Finnegan review of fieldwork-artist-encounters, Artlink 2016 fieldwork-artist-encounters/

Louise Martin -Chew Daughters, Mothers – Future Feminist Archive Sydney College of the Arts Galleries, Rozelle, the University of Sydney, review Eyeline number 84 (2016)

Merran Esson and Abdullah M.I Syed. essays in Drawn to Form 2015 – catalogue Blacktown Regional art Centre-

Cementa 2015 catalogue WVRAP instruments of democracy-H20 Agit pots

Jan Guy. The course of objects: The fine lines of inquiry [on line]. Journal of Australian Ceramics, Vol. 53, No. 3, Nov 2014: 53-55.

Glen Barkley, So hot right now? Contemporary Ceramics and Contemporary Art. Art and Australia May 2014

Susan Ostling The Course of Objects – Fine Lines of Enquiry Catalogue and Journal of Australian Ceramics, April 2014

Margaret Roberts Exhibition Practices and Permeable relationships-conference paper AAANZ 2012

Adam Geczy Making it New, Art Monthly Australia p14 #227 March 2010.

Helen Stephens Where we Know:Peter Cooley and Toni Warburton catalogue essay, pub Wollongong City Gallery 2009

John von Sturmer catalogue essay Go Tell it on a Mountain p157. Making it New: Focus on Contemporary Australian Art pub Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney 2009

Catriona Moore Not Just a Pretty Picture : art as ecological communication in Water Wind Art and Debate : How environmental concerns impacat on interdisciplinary research. Birch, G. editor University of Sydney Press Sydney, 2007 pp390-391.

John von Sturmer, Warburton works: on the Lookout catalogue essay, pp 26-27 Clemenger Contemporary Art Award curators, Kelly Gelately and Jason Smith pub Council of Trustees of the National Gallery of Melbourne,Victoria 2006

Robert Bell, catalogue entry p30, Transformations, the Language of Craft, National Gallery of Canberra, 2005.

Merran Esson Catalogue essay for Common Ground at Delmar Gallery. J

John Von Sturmer, Springfield Gazette, November 2003

Adam Geczy The touch of ceramics, catalogue for Boutwell Draper Gallery

Ann Elias, Review, Art and Australia, summer 2002.

Bronwyn Watson, interview Gone to Pot, SMH, May 2002.

John McPhee, A Grain of Sand, Ceramics Art and Perception, winter 2002, John McPhee, review: Two installations that redefine Art, SMH, 19/9/2001,

Margaret Roberts, review Drawing: artists talks Eyeline, no 46 spring 2001 pp52-54, Courtney Kidd, Herald, Jan 2001.

Catriona Moore, Mirror, Eyeline 44,2000-01, Helen Stephens, review (mirror) Object,1,2001,

Adam Geczy, Handheld gardens-Toni Warburton’s ceramic objects. Object 2/2000. Courtney Kidd, Herald, April, 2000,

Bruce James, Herald May 1999,

Snell, Ted, Third International Craft Triennial, Object: no 4 1998.

Sheik, Gulam Mohammed,(editor) Contemporary Art in Baroda, pub Tulika, New Delhi, 1997,

Kate Ravenswood, “mm…Nice bowl” comparative inscriptions upon contemporary ceramics. Eyeline 30 autumn/winter 1996,

Jenny Zimmer ed. Contemporary Craft Review. Collected Essays and Themes in Australian Craft.

Being with Objects, Forum Papers, Pottery in Australia, Issue 35/1 autumn, 1996. Anne Brennan, review in Object 1/96.

Being with Objects catalogue essay and images republished in Nouvel Objet Issue 1/96. Pub Design House, Seoul Korea. 1995.

Helen Stephens, catalogue essay, Being with Objects published Ceramic Art and Perception, no 19 March,

Arlene Dalton, “Reflexive Measures, Allusive Pleasures,” Periphery, Issue No 24.

Stephanie Lindquist, When History and Art Practice Collide, Ceramics, Art and Perception Int,1995 issue 22,

Mary Horton, place * product: Rod Bamford, Maree Bracker and Toni Warburton, Ipswich regional Gallery, Ipswich, Eyeline, 27 autumn /winter 95.

Craig Douglas, Investigating the History of Ceramic History in Ipswich, Museum National, August, 1995

Susan Ostling, catalogue essay, Place. Product pub Ipswich Regional Art Gallery 1995.

Courtney Kidd, Something up her Sleeve, Art Monthly 1995.

Felicity Fenner, Flirting with the West, 2 Agenda, SMH, 17.3.95.

John McPhee, Toni Warburton, Catalogue focus essay, Delinquent Angel, Curated Jo Pascoe.

Sarah Guy, Allegorical Idioms, Craft Arts International, No 24 1993;

Diane Losche, Tangled Identities, Anthropological Discourse & Craft, Craft in Society, Anthology, edited by Noris Iannou;

Peter Timms, ‘Showy Design and Skill for Skill’s Sake’ Object Winter ‘92.

Michael Bogle, Sydney Review, 1992.

Cochrane, Grace, the Craft Movement in Australia, a History, NSW University Press 1992.

Diane Losche, `Nature’s Futility, Culture’s Eloquence’, Crafts Magazine, Autumn 1991;

Elwyn Lynn, `The Wild Boy of Aveyron’, Review, Weekend Australian, Dec 1 2, 1990;

Diane Losche, `Toni Warburton Transit Zone’, Art and Australia, Vol 8 No 1, Spring 1990;

Catalogue, 4th National Sculpture Triennial;

Sylvia Kleinert, Cover and `Ceramics in the Decorative Arts Exhibition’ Pottery in Australia, May 1989 Vol 28 No 2;,

Peter Dormer The New Ceramics Brit 1988, ,

Janet Mansfield, The Collectors Guide to Australian Ceramics/88;, Craftsman’s Press; Patriot, 20th Sept, 1988;

The Hindustan Times, Sept 11, 1988;

The Sunday Observer, Sept 11, 1988;

Times of India, Sept 5th 1988; Loksata Gujarat, July, 1988;

The Week India, Nov 1988; Evening News, Sept 14, 1988; Times of India (Hindi), Sept 14, 1988; Hindustan Times, Sept 11, 1988 ;

Sunday Observer, Sept 11 1988;

Times of India, July 17, 1988, Amhedabad; Loksata (Gujerati) July, 1988;

Peter Timms, `Toni Warburton’, Craft Australia, Winter 1987;

Susan Norrie, `Artists Choice’, Art in Australia/87;

Martina Margettes, `Sun Surf Sand Sea Ceramics’, British Crafts/88;

Australian Craft Year Book 1985;

John McPhee, `Sex Politics and Religion in Australian Ceramics’, Pottery in Australia, Jan/Feb 1985; Craft Australia, Summer/84; Craft Australia, Winter/84

Carl Andre, Pottery in Australia, Summer/ 84;

Craft NSW, No 156 June/84;`

4 women 3 ceramic murals’, Craft NSW No 155 April/ 84;

Terence Maloon, The Good Weekend Herald 82;

Pottery in Australia/81 ;

Janet Mansfield, `Inner City Clay Workers’, Craft Clarion 1980.

Toni Warburton original research: published writing

Toni Warburton in conversation with Fiona Holley Journal of Australian Ceramics Winter 2018

Review of over under sideways down, Manly Art Gallery Art Monthly winter 2016

Fieldwork- artists encounters Catalogue – artist statement.

Instruments of Democracy catalogue/pamphlet collaboration with WVRAP for 2015 Cementa II at Kandos

Coal Clay Water Wood, pp12-13, the Stuttering Frog #2 WVRAP broadsheet/ catalogue, 2013

Understory review of the Narrative knot, stories in ceramics, Manly Regional Art Gallery- web article Journal of Australian Ceramics 2012

Prognosis the Stuttering Frog Williams River Valley Artists Broadsheet 2010

Stop Motion Ceramics, Industrial Sabotage: Stephen Bird’s Allegorical Figures and Pictorial plates. Ceramics Art and Perception 77, 2009. pp 98-105 (peer refereed journal)

Balmoral Blackware: Stephen Harrison’s radical Localism. Journal of Australian Ceramics 46/1-April 2007; p21

Seasons exhibition of Japanese Ceramics. Pottery in Australia 43/1 Apr 2004; p2 4 (Adapted from my Floor talk at Art Gallery of NSW)

Geoff Mincham, Ceramics review Object- issue? Volume?

Anniversary, celebrating 40 years: Toni Warburton: volume 24 no 5, Pottery in Australia, September 2001

The Stamp of one Foot Dancing, Pottery in Australia, summer 2000.

“It’s Only the Dish I serve up my Craziness about Colour in” Ceramic Art and Perception, 2001.

Reverie and Tremor in Tokyo, Object 1997.

Full Circle, the Ceramics of Lex Dickson, Ceramics Art and Perception, No 1997,

Marginal Workers and the Big Picture, Toni Warburton measures the Markey Report on Artist’s Representation, Art Workers News, vol 16 no 2, August 1995. Object, 1995?

In the Fire place there is neither Guest nor Host, Object; spring 1993 Magazine of The Crafts Council of NSW.

Objecthoods and Envelopes, Object. Spring 1992,

Diogenes Farri: Recent Works, Ceramics Art and Perception, vol.1, winter, (1990)

Susan Ostling , Pottery in Australia (1985)

Education and qualifications

2009 Advanced Diploma (distinction) Ceramics TAFE South Sydney Institute.

2000 Master of Visual Arts, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney,

1995 Post Technician’s Certificate (5453) in Ceramics Glaze and Clay Formulation (credit), National Art School, East Sydney Technical College.

1977-79 part time pottery apprentice with Richard Brooks and Lex Dickson in domestic ware production at Booralie Pottery Duffys Forest.

1970-1973 Diploma of Art Education, National Art School and Alexander Mackie College.


1986 awarded a Commonwealth Institute Research Fellowship taken up at as a non collegiate student in the Sculpture Department at Maharaja Sarajevo University Vadodara, Gujarat, India. (November 1986- September 1988)


2013 Fuping Group, Sturt Workshops, Mittagong

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.

Individual research grants

2002 New work grant, Visual Arts/ Craft Board of the Australia Council.

1994 Professional development grant V.A.C.B, travel and research into representations of Australian Flora in Australian decorative arts crafts and Indigenous art in public Museum Collections in Tasmania, South Australia, Northern Territory, and NSW.

1988-1989 VACB Grant field trips: research mud granaries of Kaatch. Based at Bharat Bahavan Tribal Institute, Bhopal.

1986 Commonwealth institute Fellowship

Collaborative research grants

2006 Australia/China Council grant for air fares to participate in International residency program at Fu Ping pottery village completed works included in Australasian Ceramics Museum with Fiona Fell and Michael Keighery (commissioner)

2002 Ceramics Studio Sydney College of the Arts. Research technology grant.

1992 Professional Development Grant Ceramic Design Group. Project assisted by VACB Australia Council for collaborative research into limited edition and serial production.

1989 1990s Committee of Management, Art Workers Union. Grants from NSW Ministry for the Arts and VACB Australia Council. Funding for Artists Housing Project and to employ an industrial officer

1985 86 South Sydney Visual History Project. VACB Australia Council funded ceramic artist and social history researcher on collaborative project with Susan Ostling and members of Redfern Factory Community Centre to research histories of land use, in Redfern from before white settlement to the present for production of Ceramic Tile Murals about land, community and industry. Installed at the Factory Centre and in the library foyer of Redfern Primary School.

1984: Workshop Development Grant Crafts Board of the Australia Council with Patsy Hely and Susan Ostling,for Glebe Estate ceramics workshop

1978 for Leichhardt Work Experience Project established and taught in the ceramics studio. Funded by the Schools Commission


1997 the North Queensland Ceramics Award, work acquired by Perc Tucker Regional Gallery ownsville, QLD.(Judge: Gwyn Hansen Piggott)

Curatorial research projects

2009 Curator/convenor/participant, Replacements other drawing, reveries of the everyday. Tin Sheds Gallery. University of Sydney

2009 Curator/participant/speaker/ writer, Coal, Clay, Water, Wood. Julie Gough (coal) Stephen Harrison (clay), Catherine Rogers (wood). Toni Warburton (water). NSW Ceramics Triennial, Mori Gallery.

2006 Curatorial Advisor to Mosman Art Gallery for Norman Hetherington retrospective.

2002 Curator, designer, researcher, for exhibition “The Art of Norman Hetherington, Mr Squiggle, marionettes, cartoons, graphics and fun” featuring the work of Norman Hetherington cartoonist and creator of the television character and program Mr Squiggle. Commissioned by Sue Wallace artistic director 5th One Van International Festival of Puppetry. Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre. Jan 20th –27th

2000-2001 Researcher, facilitator, co-editor of image and text with Jo Holder and Stuart Slough for Trade Union web site ( established for Friends of Currawong to try save the historic Unionists’ holiday site at Pittwater from being sold by Labour NSW.

2000 Co-Curator with Dr Philip Kodela, Stephen Mori, Luke Parker advisor Dr David Tranter from Robertson Environment Protection Society (REPS) awareness and fundraising exhibition about the destruction of Wingecarribee Swamp by peat dredging (permitted under coal mining legislation).

The Proceeds funded Dr Karen Beder to develop a web site ( no longer active)