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Handthrown and Saltglazed Domestic Pottery
Raku and Woodfired Sculptural Pieces

I am a vessel maker: whether thrown and altered or handbuilt using slab, or pinch-and –coil, each form is based on a vessel .
My interest in low-fired techniques began about 20 years ago with the Raku process:   The exposure to wood ash and then smoke from the reduction creates the random colours on the glazed surfaces, and in some cases natural lustres as well. Other chemicals in the glazes also affect the colour and produce the texture.
I am now using slips and glazes to achieve the final surfaces.

After many years mainly making Raku Pottery, I have just rebuilt my wood-fired kiln to reach higher temperatures, and am enjoying exploring new glazes and slips to give  finishes in the range above 1200 degrees centigrade.

I mostly like to achieve the freedom of the flame on the pot rather than the rigidity of applied decoration, hence my chosen methods of firing using mainly wood as fuel.

My domesticware was previously fired in my diesel kiln, but I have enjoyed the experience of soda/salt -firing at Auckland Studio Potters over the last few years.There is much satisfaction in making good, functioning domestic pieces that are beautiful as well as a pleasure to use.

I show a selection of work at:
                                    Depot Artspace, 28 Clarence St Devonport.                                     The Weka Room, Estuary Arts Centre, Orewa.
                                   Mairangi Arts Centre Hastings Rd., Mairangi Bay 
                                   Art of This World  Shop 1 10 Victoria Rd Devonport                                                                                                                                                            
                                  Waiheke Community Art Gallery, 2 Korora Road, Oneroa, Waiheke Island
                                                          ph (09) 3729970              
I am also a tutor at Auckland Studio Potters Teaching Centre Captain Springs Rd., Te Papapa where I have a small display of work for sale.I am available for weekend schools, demonstrations, and individual pottery tuition.


Phone: (09) 4105396
Address:  24 Merriefield Ave.,
                  Forrest Hill,
                  Auckland 0620



Tread Lightly
 Soda and Salt
300 x150 x150 cm


Silent Watcher -Woodfired Torso
60 x 20 x15cm


Wallhanging Woodfired

Slab Vase Woodfired Soda and Salt
15cm  x 17cm x 12cm


Standing Room Only

Standing Room Only - Raku


Blue Vessel Woodfired
25cm x 12 cmx 10 cm


Teabowl Woodfired Soda and Salt
8cm x 8 cm x 8 cm


Teabowl II Woodfired soda and salt
8 cmx 8 cm x 8 cm



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