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.more info
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.more info
There is a beautiful connection that happens when I use a favourite mug or bowl in my daily rituals of eating and drinking.more info
Current and recent past examples of work I've entered for exhibitions, or notices about forthcoming exhibitions.more info
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.
Making pots again
- After a huge break from the wheel for 3 months of shed building I've managed to make and fire some pots. It's been great to finally have a studio (admittedly a little work is needed on lighting) that I can make work in regardless of the weather outside. And just in time as the old gazebo studio is springing a few leaks and I'm tired of constantly covering work from the wind blown rain. Check out the FUNCTIONAL and ALBARELLI galleries to see some of the new work.
Rahu Road Pottery & GalleryThis 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.
WoodstokeA group of Waikato potters are once again organising another woodstoke event in Whangamata on Labour Weekend this year. I'm getting involved and already it's shaping up to be an event unlike any we've seen in New Zealand before. Check out this website for more information.