As a young adult I spent four years travelling extensively through Europe and Asia before commencing a two-year full time factory traineeship in glass blowing in 1985 at the Jam Factory Craft & Design Centre in Adelaide. Post training I undertook studies at the North Adelaide School of Art, transferring to the Canberra School of Art to complete a degree in Visual Art through the Australian National University.
After my undergraduate degree I taught at Sydney College of the Arts, and was a research assistant in coloured glass before undertaking in 1995 a Masters degree in Visual Art through the University of Sydney with an Australian Post Graduate Award for research into chemistry of coloured glass, and with direct application in the field of sculpture.
Upon completion of my Masters degree in 1997 I commenced a three-year contract as Head of Glass workshop at the JamFactory Contemporary Craft & Design Centre in Adelaide. During this period I travelled to Europe for an exhibition in Venice and to demonstrate as a master glassblower in Leerdam, Holland.
In 2000 I travelled extensively through North America, Canada and Japan for further professional development. This included working in several private studios for short stints and also completing a fellowship at the Wheaton Village Creatic Glass Centre of America.
In 2003 I initiated Studio Tangerine in Canberra, a purpose built self-funded glass design and sculpture studio where I continue to work. In 2008 I was invited as an Artist in Residency at the Seto City International Ceramic and Glass Centre in Japan.