Ceramics

Alan Thomas

Ceramics

My work is largely wheel-thrown, and alongside others I will be demonstrating wheel-throwing throughout each day. Come and see elegant forms rise from lumps of clay!

With a background in creative scientific research, my approach is experimental and risk-taking, so each piece is unique. The pieces range from classic to fractured modern forms, inspired by that place where science meets soul. Art is transformation and with ceramics this process is extreme, turnings muds into glass, soft and yielding into firm and smooth, greys into vibrant colours. Feed the spirit!

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.

Diana Galbraith

Ceramics Sculpture

My grandparents were potters in the 1960s and 70s, and I was always fascinated by the process of creating with clay. When I returned to live in my home town of Kerikeri in 2009, I took up ceramic practise. Initially I did classes at Northtec, and subsequently set up my own small workshop at home. I particularly enjoy throwing pots on the wheel. My work is a mixture of functional ware and sculpture. As well as using earthenware glazes I also raku fire some of my work.

I am exhibiting for KOAST at 22 Mill Lane Kerikeri.

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.

Lynda Harris

Ceramics

I have been interested in our New Zealand native birds for many years and in finding ways to depict them in clay.  I enjoy drawing and painting and have found a way to paint bird images onto white clay in a graphic manner that retains the essence of the birds.

I have been working with clay for 40 years and moved to a new studio overlooking the Kerikeri inlet last year.  I have exhibited and taught nationally throughout my career.

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.


Sandrine Vansevanant

Ceramics

Originally from Belgium, I moved to New Zealand in 2002. I trained as a speech therapist, worked as a travel agent, owned and managed a B&B, worked in a school...

In 2007, I was lucky enough to be able to turn my hobby of 20 years into a job and I opened my little pottery studio called “Crazy Gecko”.

Mostly self-taught, I enjoy hand-built forms inspired by New Zealand wildlife and nature, and by the magic that surrounds us.  Often quirky and colourful, I like to call it “pottery with a sense of humour”.

Besides my clay work, I have been hand-painting New Zealand made merino wool socks for the last 6 years under the name “On Your Feet”.

Check out my Facebook page here.