Therese is a ceramic artist who has been experimenting, 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. There she was immersed in coastal life – fishing, prawning, surfing, sailing and beachcombing. The ocean and coastal environments are strong recurring themes in Therese’s work.
It was a natural progression to study Art after year 12. Therese completed her studies majoring in Ceramics and then gained work at pottery studios in Terrey Hills, Sydney before setting up her first studio in Dee Why, Sydney in 1983.
Coastal land-forms and ocean textures inspire her work. Forms are made 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.