I am a ceramicist, and the mother of two boys (9 and 7). My creative history has been in clay sculpting, but I have more recently switched to making functional-ware. I’ve found making useful objects very satisfying. I work on a (leg-powered) pottery wheel from the ‘60s and wedge my clay by hand. The manual process of my work is integral; I try to create objects as authentic and far-removed from factory-made-in-China as possible. I do not use molds, or any method of mass production.
Need-to-Know: - I make to order; 6-8 weeks from order to delivery, (Invoiced on date of shipment). - All functional-ware is food-safe. I only use food-safe commercial glazes. - All my work is in Earthenware clays; I recommend hand washing and not microwaving for longevity. - I have work stocked in New Plymouth (Kina NZ Design + Art Gallery), Taupo (Replete Café and Store) and Hamilton (Soul Gallery). Recent Art Exhibitions: Homework: 7 Jun – 24 Aug 2014, Puke Ariki Museum, New Plymouth. Curated group exhibition. 100 Children’s Stories: 18 Jan – 8 Mar 2014, Taupo Museum + Art Gallery. Solo show. Dollface: 18 Jan – 13 Feb 2013, Kina NZ Design + Art Gallery, New Plymouth. Solo. Mother: Oct 27 2012 – Feb 11 2013, Waikato Museum, Hamilton. Solo installation.