Tim began making ceramics because he was interested in the potential and uncertainty of the finished result.
Tim studied ceramics at Prahran Collage, Melbourne, gaining a Diploma of Art & Design (Ceramics) and this lead on to a Graduate Diploma of Education (Art & Craft)) at Rusden College, Melbourne. Since finishing formal training Tim has continued to further develop his personal education and knowledge of his art through practical endeavours.
He has progressed from using stoneware clays early on to now having become intrigued with porcelain and the process of using lustres on his pieces.
The clay is firstly wheel thrown and turned to shape; bisque fired then one of Tim’s glazes is applied, either sprayed or dipped; a second firing is done to set the glaze; then a lustre application is added and the piece is fired a third time. The kiln temperature reaches up to 1300°C.
His current work is a reflection of his interest in the process of using mainly porcelain and glazes overlaid with lustres.
Tim is a Finalist in the recent 2019 Manningham Ceramic Award.