Cook is a potter who lives in the tropical mountain village of Paluma,
near Townsville in Queensland, Australia. He makes useful
domestic pots, ceramic sculpture inspired by the coral forms
of the Great Barrier Reef, and work glazed by natural ash
deposits which occur in four day wood firings in his ten
Paluma Pottery is surrounded by tropical rainforest, but wood for his
anagama firings comes from drier country to the west. Not far
from the pottery is a view of the sea and islands to the east.