Kirk WInter

Education

1999 Graduate Diploma Ceramics, Monash University, Gippsland, Victoria
1994 Bachelor of Education, Visual Arts (Ceramics), Institute of Education, University of Melbourne

Professional Experience

2006 Speaker on panel for 'Encrusted', celebration of Australian wood fired ceramics, RMIT lecture theatre
2002 Built large wood burning kiln, Cranbourne, Victoria (current kiln)
Guest lectures at Monash University, Caulfield, Brookvale and Campbelltown Tafes
2000 Community ceramics teacher, Monash University, Gippsland
Artist in Residence, Monash University, Gippsland
1998 Built wood burning kiln, Monash University, Gippsland
1997-98 Production potter, Northcote Pottery
1997 Artist in Residence, Institute of Education, University of Melbourne
Pottery Instructor, Pentridge, Jika Jika, K-division, Melbourne
1995-96 Pottery study tour of Japan, Mashiko base, visited ancient kiln sites, built wood
burning kiln in Kasama
1994-95 Production potter, Northcote Pottery

Solo Exhibitions

2007 'Wood fired ceramics', Mura Clay Gallery, Sydney
2006 'Wood fired ceramics', Skepsi Gallery, Melbourne
2005 'Wood fired ceramics', Mura Clay Gallery, Sydney

Group Exhibitions

2009 'New look', Curated by Dr. Janet Mansfield, Cudgegong Gallery
2008 Sturt Wood Fire Conference, Mittagong, N.S.W
2006 International Wood Fire Conference, Flagstaff, Arizona, U.S A
'Encrusted' Australian woodfired ceramics, Skepsi Gallery
2005 Australian Woodfire Survey, Curated by Dr. Owen. Rye, Canberra
1994 Numerous group shows onwards, Australia, Japan, U.S.A

Awards

1998 Pat Emery Award, First Prize, judged by Dr. Christopher Hedley
1994 Walker Ceramics Award, First Prize, judged by Peter Rushforth
1986 Deans Art Award, First Prize

Collections

Walker Ceramics Award Collection
Manningham Gallery
Castlemaine Art Gallery
Bendigo Art Gallery
Selfridge Collection (Canada)
Kendon Collection (Victoria, Australia)
Numerous private collections Australia, Japan, Canada, U.S.A

Published Articles

'What does it take?', Ceramics Art and Perception, Issue 65 2006
'Tanja woodfire conference', The Log Book, Issue 12, November 2002
'A personal approach to the anagama evolution', The Journal of Australian Ceramics, 40/1, March 2001