• 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:

  • September, 2017
  • Successful firing number 11.

    It was good to get a new load of work through the kiln, trying new ideas and revisiting others to confirm that I new what I was doing. This firing did produce a curve ball in that the wood pile we burnt had a bit of tanalised timber in it, from an old, old shed demolition. This has produced a 'dirty' ash - darker than usual as a result of the copper. Iron dust from the nails also contributed. Depending on where in the kiln the pots were determine how this extra floating metal affected them. Have a look through my gallery section as I've updated both the bottles and functional section.

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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