My favourite place on campus is the School of Art, because everything you need is here. It's a lovely environment to work in and has a very supportive community. There are lots of nice outdoor areas to have a break and relax in and the library is fantastic.
If I were free for an afternoon, I love food and cooking so I'd try some new recipes and then take my whippet to the oval.
I consider the work I do to be silversmithing, which is the craft of using sheets of metal to make hollowware, for example, teapots, bowls, jugs, and trophies. While I don't make these traditional types of hollowware, I make small metal vessels that prompt interaction and give viewers an opportunity to explore and discover subtle variations and details. I like to make peculiar forms with lots of varying texture and detailed interiors.
It was an honour and very exciting moment to be selected for Talente (2015 International Talente Craft and Design Exhibition). I was able to go to Munich for the exhibition, which was a great experience and fantastic opportunity to meet lots of other artists and designers. I saw lots of amazing work and was very inspired.
Next year (2016) I will be a graduate in residence in the Gold and Silversmithing workshop. This means I can continue to use the fantastic facilities and be part of a really exciting and supportive communal workshop. In 2014 I was awarded the EASS Kin Gallery Outstanding Graduate Award, which means in March I have an exhibition at Kin Gallery at the Hamlet in Braddon.
Over the summer I will be focusing on making new work for that. I was also awarded the Boronia EASS Prize, which will help me purchase tools for when I set up my own studio in the second half of the year. The School of Art's EASS (Emerging Artist Support Scheme) is a really important program and has really helped me feel able to embark on the real world.