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My journey in ceramics started when I was 16, at a night class run by the Auckland Studio Potters. But it wasn’t until I started studying ceramics at tertiary level that I realised that I was hooked. For the last 22 years I’ve been a professional potter, developing my love of clay and fire.

Check out my Posts page for how my last woodfiring went.

The Pottery portfolio pages have also all been updated with my latest work with the newest pots featured first.

If you want  to know more about me or find an outlet for my work then check out the Information page.


If you want a kiln built or advice about firing - then please get in touch. I've built wood and oil kilns for myself and clients, including anagama, bourry, dutch oven, salt and soda kilns. I also have experimented with a variety of performance kiln.

Rahu Road Pottery and Gallery

In 2015 Charade and I moved to Rahu Road and started building our pottery. Check out pottery website and blog for more information - especially about the workshops we run.


I have taught a variety of classes and workshops over the years - from beginner to tertiary level. Currently I run my own workshop series through Rahu Road Pottery.

Recent Work

Fired September 2021

Swapping clays

The two clays that I have been using in my clay mix are no longer available and so I have to come up with a new mix. It’s not a...

The endless pursuit of a new flashing slip

One of the pleasures of wood/soda firing is the use of flashing or effect slips over your clay or clays. I mainly use two clay mixes, one higher in iron...

First of the year

There’s nothing like making pots in a hot tin shed in summer. Instant drying makes timing all those crucial steps, like slipping or applying a handle all a bit of...