• albarelli

    I hope that my Albarelli tell a story, a narrative that explains the way I handle clay and fire, and also the way I consider parts of a vessel.

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  • bottles

    I’ve always had a soft spot for the bottle form. When I was learning how to make pots it was a shape that challenged me.

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  • functional

    There is a beautiful connection that happens when I use a favourite mug or bowl in my daily rituals of eating and drinking.

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  • exhibitions

    Current and recent past examples of work I've entered for exhibitions, or notices about forthcoming exhibitions.

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Welcome

I am a studio potter based in Mackaytown, Paeroa, New Zealand and specialise mainly in wheel thrown work. I also enjoy wood firing and vapour glazing.
My Gallery page has links to my picture galleries and information about why I make these kinds of pots.
The Information page has my contact details, my gallery contacts and lots more.
I'm keen to take on workshops and other teaching assignments and I have more information about what kinds of classes I run under my Teaching page.
My Glaze pages contain a basic glaze course and information useful for exploring the world of glazing.
Another of my interests is kiln designs and I have built a number of wood fired, gas and diesel fired kilns, see these on the Kilns page along with other radical kiln ideas.
Under Information I have a few stories about my travels (mostly ceramic focused) including my recent ICF escapade, see the Travel page.

 

Latest News:

  • August, 2017
  • Last Weekend Workshop for 2017

  • Wild Clay and how to use it.

    Times: 10am to 5pm
    Dates: 7 & 8 October
    Costs: $300
    Ever wondered if the sticky stuff at the bottom of the garden is any good? Bring it along as we explore how found materials can be incorporated into your clay work. We look at the technical possibilities and how to respond to the unpredictable. Throwing and hand-building skills are useful, bring your own clay and tools, other materials provided. Maximum 6 people..

Useful Links:

  • Rahu Road Pottery & Gallery

    This is the new site I've created as a home for Rahu Road Pottery & Gallery, which is basically where I make pots. It will be where I'll post up news about building the studio, new pots from the kiln and what's happening in the gallery.
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