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 BA in Art at the now Sturt University, majoring in Ceramics. She then worked as a thrower at Bronwyn Clarkes studio in Terrey Hills in 1982. During this time she learned production techniques and this set her up to design and make functional pieces such as cups, jugs and teapots.

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 bush flowers, coastal land-forms and the ocean 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 over the years to enhance the surface of the clay and assist in emanating the message in her works.

Therese currently works as a casual High School teacher. Her studio is in Wollongong CBD, NSW. Open studios and classes, regular or a one-off are offered or organised if you wish to experience and learn in a private studio setting.

I acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land I work, Dharawal. I pay my respects to the elders past, present and future.