Sally Hook

I took to clay in 1980, when I joined a pottery group close to where I live.  I was taught the basics then worked with a practising potter.  I then began my own practice, building a workshop and kiln.  I spent a decade in learning a variety of techniques, selling work and expanding my range of methods and ideas.  My learning has never ceased. 

In 1990 I built a new business in designing for mould manufacture using Australian themes.  This was Ozmosis Plaster Moulds –  a mould manufacturing company which serviced the ceramic industry right across Australia for a decade.

In 2004 I completed a Diploma of Ceramics/Art at the Australian National University with a Hiroe Swen Award for Achievement in Ceramics.

Throughout the forty years of my career, making work I liked – creating things that made me happy was my essential motivation.  I have attended many workshops, met and worked with distinguished artists in the ceramic field and taught ceramics in TAFE in Coffs Harbour.  I was also on the committee of the Coastal Clay Makers Group for ten years. 

I have enjoyed residencies, studied and worked in France, England, Italy, Turkey and China.   My work is included in collections both in Australia and around the world. 

I have had numerous solo shows, participated in many groups shows and been in the final cut of prestigious art competitions in Australia and internationally.