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.
December Firing Success
- The latest firing is just out of the kiln, a hot and heavy firing, rich and dark. My clay mixes using local clay is inspiring an interesting direction - no pallid, insipid, off-white pseudo Scandinavian minimalism here! Just rich, earthy and bold clay in strong domestic forms.
- The Portage Exhibition is still on - well worth a visit. Both Charade and I got through the selection process. To see the piece that I entered visit the EXHIBITION page
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.