40 Whiteman Creek Road
GRAFTON NSW 2460 Australia.
Tel.Fax/ (61) (0) 2 66449685
2005-6 Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment
2000-1 Master of Education, Southern Queensland University
1978-79 Master of Science,University of NSW
1969-75 Bachelor of Science (Tech), Industrial Arts (Ceramics), University of NSW
OTHER PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
A number of “in house’ training opportunities in teaching, evaluation and train the trainer courses. Including working in cross cultural environments.
Exhibiting member, Australian Ceramic Association
Member, Australian Ceramic Society
1. Institutional strengthening and capacity building.
2. Design and development of educational programs in non formal situations for indigenous peoples including training support materials. Videos, booklets and communication skills. 3. Curriculum development for use in cross cultural situations. 4. Delivery of skills and technical/small business skills.
5. Integrated Rural Development
6. Small scale income generation projects based around ceramics
7. Small Scale Mining
Tok Pisin moderate speaking/understanding
Tiwi (aboriginal) basic
Amharic (Ethiopia) basic
Jamaican patois basic
Pititintajara (Aboriginal language) basic
Other languages that have some passing acquaintance are Arabic, Bahasa Indonesian. manderin and Latin.
Indonesia 8 weeks 2004, 3 months 2008
Aboriginal Australia 4 years 2008
PNG 3 years 2001
Ethiopia 1 year 1995
Oman 1 month 1992
Jamaica 3 years 1988
STATEMENT: All of my development work has had a large component of personnel development. Each situation has required the parallel development of structural changes and the progress towards the strengthening of individual self esteem within a culturally relevant context and subsequent ownership of decision making and direction setting. This has including fostering the empowerment of women within varying cultural constraints. Institutional development and capacity building has been facilitated within Government structures, NGOs, para-statial bodies and the private sector. Most of this work has required inter-agency liason and multi-donor program development All components are required for the sustainability of any development program.
2008 Facilatator for the evolution of Remote indigenous ceramic communities network. Ernabella, Hermannsberg, Tiwi Designs and Munupi Arts and Crafts working togetherin the network.
2008 Australian business Volunteers in West Timor helping with small business development of a village based pottery at Wepriamata
2007 Work with aboriginal potters from Ernabella and Tiwi Islands
2006 Three Tiwi aboriginal potters working in my studio at Whiteman Creek for 5 weeks exploring new experiences in ceramics.
2005-6 Consultant for Ernabella aboriginal community in Northern South Australia facilitating the economic development of women’s pottery project from a trial situation to financially viable facility. The major thrust of the capacity building was to encourage those participating in the pottery section to take on responsibility for decision making around making, decorating, pricing, exhibition selection and planning. This means that the pots produced were the what the women potters wanted to make. The program included training programs, economic management and marketing.
2004 Consultant for UNIDO developing the educational program successfully applied in PNG for Small scale mining to World wide applications (Africa, South East Asia and South America.
2002-4 Consultant PT KEM continuation of community awareness programs and Development of a regulatory system for SSM when restoration is completed.
2002 Consultant PT KEM advising on mine closure activities relating to small scale gold miners. Possible development of awareness programs and develop support systems for the SSM community.
2002 Informal ceramics skills assistance for Tiwi arts centres at Nguiu and Pularumpi.
1998-02 Small scale mining advisor (AusAID), Wau, Papua New Guinea. Institutional strengthening and capacity building within the Small scale mining Branch of the Department of Mining.. Education program for small scale miners OH&S and technology. Production of videos, pamphlets and appropriate technology for a travelling education program eventually moving all over PNG where ever small scale mining takes place. Survey of extent of small scale mining and review of various acts relating to this. Training three counterparts to take over the position including communication with village level people and public speaking at conferences and public occasions. Devising of appropriate technologies (solar driven TV and video unit to travel around PNG for the education program) applicable to small scale mining. Planning to set up vocational training program including costing, curriculum guidelines, buildings etc. Devising 5-10 year plan for the development of small scale mining in PNG. Management training for Assistant Director Small Scale Mining. Liaison with the private sector to obtain support for the program both monetary and in kind. Liason with other donor bodies, ADB, World Bank, JSDF, CASM, other AusAID bodies including the Incentive Fund. PNG Advisory Support Facility (managed by Sagric International)
1996-1998 Casual and visiting lecturer at a number of colleges and universities including ANU, Sydney Uni, Uni of Western Sydney.
1996 Kaltja/Business Conference, Ceramics facilitator for indigenous people seeking new ways of generating income through the arts, Darwin, NT. Employed by NTU
1996 Guest lecturer NT University, August in Ceramics.
1996 Ceramic Consultant with the Tiwi Aboriginal people, N.T. (3 months). Management, technical and skills training as well as helping with exhibition preparation. Preparation of business plan to make the pottery economically viable and secure the funding to enable capital funds to be obtained. Training manuals prepared for various activities required in the pottery. Employed by Munupi Association through funding by Aboriginal Development Unit Darwin
1995 Ceramic Consultant with Project Ploughshare, Ethiopia (7 months & 3 months). Institutional development and capacity building with an NGO setting up pottery employing women and utilising Ethiopian materials, location and testing of materials and small scale mining of the raw materials. Management, technical, skills, promotion training for indigenous people. Preparation of business plan to enable financial viability including costing, budgets, production planning negotiations for the supply of materials from indigenous sources. Initiation of marketing plan for the sale of products in Addis Ababa and initial contacts for export of the wares. Skills training program for women potters and for management and technical staff. Organising the design and making of specialised equipment in Ethiopia for the pottery. Liaison with Ethiopian Development Corporation on related matters. 25 people employed in the pottery. Funded by Project Ploughshare. (Scottish Episcipalian Church Agency).
1994 Three month teaching tour of Queensland, N.T. and SA, including working at Nguiu Bathurst Island NT on reviving interest in the pottery located there where I first Worked in 1976.. Employed by Tiwi Designs at Nguiu.
1992 Ceramic consultant for the United Nations, Oman. ( 1 month) Feasibility study for setting up a ceramic manufacturing facility utilising Oman raw materials including manufacturing layout and capital costings, and study of indigenous ceramic activities to determine the needs and wants of traditional craftspeople both men and women who maintained totally separate making practices. Devise export product that would carry Oman cultural iconography and present Oman culture to the world. This required a survey of possible ceramic resources liaison with the Geological Survey Geologists and preliminary testing. Projected employment directly 35-40 people and additional craftspeople. Employed by UNIDO
1990 Lecturer in Ceramics, Ballarat University College, Victoria. 1985-88. Employed by Commonwealth Fund for Technical Co-operation and the United Nations as Ceramic Consultant in Jamaica. Capacity building and institutional strengthening at Government run facility. Raw materials technician, production management, small scale mining of ceramic raw materials, skills training and consultancy with private firms and geological survey. Tourism products developed and streamlining production to effectively use local materials and increase production to economic viability. Products had to have readily identifiable cultural iconography. 50 people employed in the pottery
1980-85 Established Whiteman Creek Pottery, N-W of Grafton.
1978-79 Part time lecturer Uni of NSW, teaching in various institutions around Sydney
1976-77 Supervisor of Tiwi Pottery, Bathurst Island, N.T. capacity building amongst tribal people still living on traditional land. Management, technical and skills training. Utilising materials found by the Tiwi on the islands. Promotional and marketing of products Australia wide. Adult education classes to train teachers’ aides to teach children in the schools. 3-4 people employed. Employed by Australia Council, Catholic Missions.
Taught in many situations, including peer group workshops, graduate & post-graduate courses and TAFE in NSW and Victoria. Have worked with aboriginal people and in the third world in both formal and informal educational situations.
In 1993 contributed to sections of the new TAFE Ceramics CBT syllabus.
Publications Relating to Development
Susapu, B & Crispin, G. (2001), Country Study Report on Small Scale Mining In Papua New Guinea, Mining Minerals and Sustainable Development Reports London
Tongo, G. & Crispin, G. (2001), Small Scale Mining Update, Proceedings of the GEM 2001 Conference, pp265-7, AusIMM (Port Moresby Branch).
The Socioeconomic Inputs of Artisinal and Small Scale Mining in Developing Countries, Gavin Hilston (Ed), “Review of Small Scale Mining In Papua New Guinea”, A.A. Balkema, 2003
Crispin, G. (2003) SSM and Large Mine Relationships- PT KEM Mine Closure and SSM, Proceedings of CASM Annual Conference, Elmina, Ghana.
“Women in Small Scale Mining In PNG” in Women Miners in Developing Countries K Lahiri-Dutt & M MacIntyre, (Eds), Ashgate, Hants, 2006.
A number of articles have been published in ceramic professional magazines relating to development work based around small scale income generation projects. These magazines include: Ceramics Technical (International) Ceramic Review (UK) Ceramic Art and Perception (International) Pottery in Australia, The Logbook (Ireland) Computer skills Microsoft Word, some Excel, Microsoft Publisher. Macintosh- Claris Works etc Photoshop etc