Therese has been designing, making and exhibiting for over 30 years. Born in the beautiful coastal city of Wollongong, school holidays were spent with family in their holiday house at Jervis Bay on the South Coast, NSW.
It was a natural progression to study Art after year 12. Therese completed her studies majoring in Ceramics and then gained work at Bronwyn Clarkes studio in Terrey Hills. When there she learned production techniques. Her first studio was in Dee Why, Sydney in 1983. Since then she has moved many times and in 2000 returned home to Wollongong.
Native Flora, coastal land-forms and ocean textures inspire her work. Forms are made mostly on the wheel before drawing, carving and impressing textures into the surface of the clay like it is her canvas. Glazes are hand made and have been developed through testing to achieve unique finishes on the surface of the clay.
Therese works as a casual High School teacher and her studio is in Wollongong, NSW