Ceramics

Caroline Moss

Ceramics

Keriblue Ceramics

We are a renowned Ceramics Manufacturing Company that designs, hand-paints and distributes ceramic home ware and accessories throughout NZ and the world. Amongst the items we manufacture are hand-painted functional tableware, vases, wall plaques and decorative tiles.

Walking into our studio offers a feast of colour, design and innovative things to see. In addition, our customers can watch the artists paint and create the very designs offered for sale on the shelves. Whilst here they can grab a cup of coffee and try our own handmade fudge as well.

Julie Cromwell

Ceramics

Julie Cromwell is originally from Leeds, England and since 2003 has lived in Maungatapere, Whangarei. Cromwell studied studio ceramics at Derbyshire University graduating in 1992. She worked as a thrower in different potteries in England and Ireland along with attending UK craft fairs demonstrating, and selling work. In 1996 graduated as a teacher, gaining an HONS degree in 1998.

Whilst teaching Visual Art she continued create and develop in her own field of practice. In 2017 Cromwell embarked on a MFA course and was involved in the Collaborationsnz. Her passion is creating wheel thrown vessels completed with in variety of firing processes such as: Raku, Gas, Pit and Wood firing.

Nanette Chambers

Ceramics

A Samoan born Kiwi, I retired to The Bay of Islands 20 years ago to take up my love of gardening and Art.

I had been interested in pottery over the years making small items of beads and Polynesian artefacts so this was an ideal place to pursue my hobbies.  I also paint on Tapa cloth sourced from the Mamanucas in the Fiji Islands, print my Polynesian designs on fine canvas and paint Pacifica designs on Gourds which I grow in my garden.

Nicky Jolly

Ceramics

Burnt Earth Clay Art “Jolly Hot!”

I transform clay into art with head, heart, hands and heat.

Pottery has been my craft for 35 years. I have a ceramics certificate, Bachelor of Visual Arts and have taught both Art and Pottery. My pieces utilize strong colour, simple shapes, surface texture and mixed media. They are often quirky, sometimes spiritual.

My range constantly evolves with a current new range of glazes and domestic ware pairing earthy and bold colours.

One of my focuses is now on selling my work at local craft markets and my home based studio.

Rhonda Halliday

Ceramics

UkuToi Studio, Art and Clay

Rhonda’s work is inspired by Maori mythologies, Aotearoa NZ’s past and its effects on our present and future. Continually acknowledging her mixed heritages of being of Maori and Pakeha descent is important to her. Her latest works are inspired by her maunga, mountains, and the stories and histories they contain.

Since gaining her BAA in 2000 and becoming a member of Nga Kaihanaga uku and Taitokerau Maori Arts Collective Rhonda has been travelling and exhibiting nationally and internationally.
At present her gallery/studio Uku Toi is set up at her residence in Waipapa where she also promotes other Maori artists.

Rhonda Halliday has highly burnished ceramic pieces and is influenced by her dual Maori/Pakeha heritages

Uku Toi Studio is open by appointment.