May 29, 2013
<-- was born in 1959, Melbourne, Australia and currently lives and works in Melbourne. He completed a Bachelor of Arts (Ceramic Design) at Chisholm Institute of Technology, Melbourne (1981), and graduated with a Master of Arts at Monash University, Melbourne (2001) where he is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Fine Art. Among his various achievements, Michael has been the recipient of the Out of Time Grant, Australia Council for the Arts (2005); a London Studio Residency, Australia Council for the Arts (2002); the Sidney Myer International Ceramics Award (2002); and in 1995, was awarded a gold medal at the 14th International Biennale, Ceramique d'Art, Vallauris, France. Michael's work features in many private collections, as well as public collections both locally and abroad such as the Shepparton Art Gallery, Victoria; Newcastle Region Gallery, New South Wales; Gold Coast City Gallery, Queensland; Ipswich Art Gallery, Queensland; and the Chateau Museum, Vallauris, France.