My fascination with pottery began roughly 30 years ago in the town of Jabiru, NT. in the days when mining companies built communities for their workers. The wet season would lock us in, even cutting access to fishing haunts. With a town full of ‘experts’ a variety of available hobbies and crafts appeared in the Jabiru Times, and I decided to take a pottery lesson.
I had a strong interest in wood turning, but after that first lesson I saw pottery as more of a challenge. When our teacher, the electrical engineer left town, it was a steep learning curve as I became the designated teacher.
Five years later in Cairns, I enrolled in a TAFE course to pursue my hobby, and since retiring and concentrating on pottery, my supposed hobby has evolved into full time production.
Firing the kilns commences at 5:30 am every Monday and Thursday to replenish stock for our markets and internet orders, and in response to customer requests we go live with www.kenisonpottery.com and face book in December.
I find working with clay more of a technical challenge than wood turning, and enjoy creating unusual works in clay and experimenting with different techniques and glazes.