Artist Blacksmith | Sculptor
My unique practice explores the potential of contemporary blacksmithing.
My works evaluate and extend the possibilities of forging hot steel in a constant attempt to shift objects from a purely utilitarian beginning to a wholly reimagined future state.
I’m inspired by organic shapes, the ocean and the beach. I draw inspiration from the things that surround me. As I’m an avid surfer, the surfing lifestyle itself is a huge influence and the ocean in all of its moods.
I have refined my craft for over 26 years, exploring, experimenting and engaging multiple mentors. I‘ve been a resident artist at Ashmore Arts for 8 years where I have collaborated on numerous commissions for both private and corporate clients.
2023 “Humpback Whale” Private Sculpture Commission.
2022 “Emu feathers” Spirit of Tasmania, Collaborative Commercial Project.
2022 “Banjo Shark” St Leonards, Collaborative Commercial Project.
2021 “Sperm Whale” Private Sculpture Commission.
2021 “Kelp Sunrise” gate, Anglesea, Private Commission.
2020 “Eclipse”, Paper mill Gallery.
2020 “Sprawling”, Sculpture.
2020 “Not submissive”, Paper mill Gallery.
2020 “Journey to somewhere”, Private Sculpture.
2020 “Transformation”, Private Sculpture.
2019 “Kelp” Sculpture, The Point Town Park, Point Lonsdale.
2019 Central Park Memorial gates, Stawell, Northern Grampians Shire.
2019 Wedge Tailed Eagle Sculpture, Frankston City council.
2019 Shop fit-out, XTM Performance, Commercial Project.
2018 “Windswept” gate, East Geelong, Private Commission.
2018 “Moonah” gate, Breamlea, Private Commission.
2018 “Bull Kelp” gate, Anglesea, Private Commission.
2017 “Wrought in Sunshine” works, Group Exhibition
2017 “Kelp” sculpture, Jan Juc, Private Commission.
2017 Birdbath, Thornbury, Private Commission.
2017 Birdbath, copper, Jan Juc, Private Commission.
2016 Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie, Collaborative Commercial Project.
2016 “Feather” sign, Private Commission.
2016 “Sea scape”, gate, Private Commission
2019 Master class Sculpture collaboration, Waterside Metal art Footscray, Victoria
2018 Botanical intensive Master class, Waterside Metal Art, Footscray, Victoria
2002-2015 Carpenter Sub-contractor
1997-2005 Australian Blacksmiths Association Vic.
2003- Cert IV Building, RMIT
1998-2002 Apprenticeship Carpentry.