I began working with clay in 2017 after 30 years as a director and producer of theatre, dance, events and festivals and working in arts sector development.
I primarily work with New Zealand clay, creating wheel-thrown functional-ware. My work is strongly influenced by the natural environment, traditional Japanese pottery, and mid-century modern aesthetics.
I was born and raised in Whangārei and recently returned to Te Tai Tokerau to build a studio, woodkiln, food forest and home on a half acre of clay and kikuyu in Parua Bay. Since returning home I have joined the Quarry Arts Centre board and helped to form the Northland Woodfiring Roopu which will begin regular community woodfirings from May.
See Briar at the 2023 Arts Trail