Born in 1949 in Nelson, New Zealand.
Educated in Richmond, leaving Waimea College in 1965.
Commenced 5 year apprenticeship at Waimea Pottery.
Completed apprenticeship, qualified Master Potter.
Worked a further year at Waimea Pottery.
Travelled to Australia – worked at Montville Pottery, Queensland. During this year held an exhibition in Brisbane and conducted schools in Brisbane and Sydney.
Travelled to South Africa en route to Great Britain. Worked at Le Dieu Pottery, Norwich. Exhibited in Norwich. Travelled in Europe and Great Britain.
Returned to New Zealand, established Cob Cottages Potters in Beach Road Richmond.
Lecturer Massey University Summer School.
One Man Show, Brisbane, Australia. Conducted schools in Brisbane and Sydney.
Travelled in South America, particularly Bolivia and Peru, looking at pottery, weaving and other crafts. Also travelled to England, visiting potters in the south of England.
Exhibited in Melbourne, Australia. Nine Nelson Potters.
Established Cob Cottage Pottery on its present site, 128 Ellis Street Brightwater, Nelson.
One man exhibition C.S.A. Gallery Christchurch.
Exhibitor Fletcher Brownbuilt Exhibition Auckland.
Held first of annual Summer Schools at Brightwater.
One Man Exhibition Alicat Gallery Auckland. N.Z.
One Man Exhibition Louise Beale Gallery, Wellington. N.Z.
One Man Exhibition C.S.A. Gallery Christchurch. N.Z.
Merit Award Fletcher Brownbuilt Exhibition Auckland. N.Z.
New Vision Gallery Auckland N.Z.
One Man Exhibition Gallery 242, Hastings N.Z.
Exhibitor Fletcher Brownbuilt Exhibition Auckland N.Z.
Established Mac’s Mud Co, producing stoneware and porcelain clays for own use and to sell to other potters. Approx 200 tonnes a year.
Selected as the New Zealand representative to attend the 1985 International Academy of Ceramics Symposium in Tennessee, U.S.A. (4 weeks working with 19 other ceramic artists from 14 countries).
NZ Craft Expo ’86 Canada
Exhibitor Fletcher Brownbuilt Auckland NZ
5 Potters Exhibition Auckland NZ
Contemporary Ceramics Govett Brewster Gallery
“NZ Ceramics & Glass” Santa Barbara US