Bill Samuels works with wood-fired ceramics specialising in shino-type glazes. His first pots – wood-fired raku – were made in the mid-1960s and he built his first wood-fired kiln in 1969. Recent exhibitions include Woodfire, Kerrie Lowe Gallery, Sydney 2017; Quietude, remembering Peter Rushforth, Skepsi Gallery, Melbourne 2016; Australian Woodfire: Curator’s Choice, Strathnairn Arts, Canberra 2015; and Making Ground, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, 2013. Samuels was President of the Australian Potters’ Society. His work is held in the Kunstgewerbemuseum, Dresden; National Gallery of Australia and Australian National University, Canberra; the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney; and numerous state and regional galleries.