It is with great sadness that I write this memorial blog post. I began writing a memorial post a week and a half ago for Manos Nathan (Te Roroa, Ngati Whatua, Nga Puhi), a pioneering Maori clay artist and one of the pou of Nga Kaihanga Uku – a foundationalRead more

To commemorate the life of the late New Zealand potter Peter Stichbury our curator of art and design Justine Olsen looks back over his life’s work. It is with great sadness that we farewell Peter Stichbury – the last of the Leach generation of New Zealand studio potters. Equally at home behindRead more

With the recent death of Len Castle, New Zealand has lost one of its greatest potters who developed a long and innovative approach to clay that can be bound up in the search for national identity. Castle began working with clay from 1947 experimenting with commercial clays and Westmere beachRead more