“My work is about shapes and forms and I like to keep it all as simple
as I possibly can. Less is more.
I have always enjoyed working with textured panels of clay and
combining this with structural strength of curves bends circles.
I am inspired by the architectural concepts of support, span and
I studied ceramics in the Art Department at Otago Polytechnic
1975-76. He was a founding member and worked at The Moray Place
Studio in Central Dunedin.
I moved to Invercargill where he tutored in the Art and Community
Studies Dept at Southland Community College and exhibited at
numerous local exhibitions.
In 2006 I joined Auckland Studio Potters and reconnected with the
Ceramic community. John Parker is responsible for this.
In 2013 I was selected to exhibit in the Portage Art awards and in
2014 received a Portage Art Awards merit award. In 2015 I was
awarded the Auckland Studio Potters Art Residency sponsored by the
James Wallace Art Trust.”
Frank has worked in Theatre as a set builder for a number of years
and has been part of the N Z Opera team over the past 4 years.