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I am really enthusiastic about process understanding. Pottery demands this in spades!

Follow my blog to share the pains and delights of continuous learning in this craft.

Keep an eye on my events for opportunities to participate in my experiences.

Buy lovely supporters, Buy! if you spot a piece that you love please buy it.

During 2019 I will be facilitating a body of work for the

Generation Taihape - Tile Project

  • Sgraffito Experience
    Attend a one-hour Sgraffito Experience at Do-i
    Do-i……….? Yes….. Do-i !
    the creative space at the back of Fluffymilk.com, 321 Main Street, Palmerston North

    Take an after-work hour, learning and make your own personalised rustic tile.

    Experience this groovy decorative method for decorating raw pottery. I will help you plan and do your own tile. These are groovy for newborn records, pet memorials or just your favourite art style.
    I will look after your tile while it dries and take it through the two firing processes. Then you can pick up your finished work.

    Have a look at other tile work I am doing at https://www.facebook.com/groups/GenerationTaihape/

    Need to know a bit more?

    The greatest thing about sharing my creative experiences is watching the results achieved by people who once believed that they were not creative!

    Sgraffito Experience runs from 5.15pm to 6.15pm and covers some planning and tool use skills. All you need to decorate your tile is provided.

    You are welcome to bring your cuppa or cold drink in with you. This is a groovy afterwork break scheduled to sneak some creativity into your busy life.

    Tickets sold through fluffymilk.com.
    Door sales between 4.45 & 5.10 if any spaces are available.

    Sessions
    Wednesday 10 April
    Friday 14 June
    Monday 19 August
    NZ$ 48.00 Per Pax
  • Shape Making - 5 May 2019, Single Piece Moulds
    We are making One Piece Casting Moulds
    Join us for a collaborative, hands on workshop where participants will
    • Make and resolve several forms to cast
    • Pour your plaster cast (one main and several mini ones)
    • Experience slip casting in an existing mould
    • Dress your mould for later use.

    Casting is a wonderful method for making sets of pottery work, bringing consistency to your production.
    Cast making skills will allow you to be more deliberate in your form making and give you freedom to explore your glazing work in a way that can bring your body of work together.
    Join us!

    The workshop is held at Sculpture Play 3D, Newbury, Palmerston North.
    Places are limited.

    All materials supplied.
    Bring a note book or visual diary
    Bring inspiration for tumblers, bowls or tiny plates.
    Bring your lunch
    Pottery wheel available for use.

    Please see T&C for Cancellation Policy
    NZ$ 168.00
  • Porcelain Edith's Tumbler
    I have made these cast porcelain tumblers as a nod to the old style glass I remember my grandfather using. The dimples round the base settle into your hand when you hold it.

    This is 'Edith' the second shape in this series.

    Each piece varies as they have come through a hand made casting, finishing and glazing process.

    Approximate measurements
    200ml
    100mm tall
    75mm widest

    The glaze effects are
    Nasturtium (orange)
    Cecil's Rose (pink)
    Waterfall (green)
    Blue Eyes (blue)


    If you are happy to wait for production I can make more stock in the glaze selections you choose.

    Look for casting workshops to learn how to make this style of pottery.
    NZ$ 24.00 Each
    Available from Huia Gallery and Photography
  • Porcelain Geoff's Tumbler
    I have made these cast porcelain tumblers as a nod to the old style glass I remember my grandfather using. The dimples round the base settle into your hand when you hold it.

    Each piece varies as they have come through a hand made casting, finishing and glazing process.

    Approximate measurements
    180ml
    80mm tall
    80mm widest

    Three glaze effects
    Nasturtium (orange/white)
    Cecil's Rose (pink/white)
    Waterfall (green/white)
    Blue Eyes (blue)

    I can make your selection of tumblers in your glaze choices
    Look for casting workshops to learn how to make this style of pottery.
    NZ$ 24.00
    Can be made to order
  • Tile Making Ticket
    This ticket gets you making a tile for Generation Taihape - Tile Project.

    Choose a ticket for people and families, also great for non profit organisations.

    Or choose a commercial ticket

    You can choose the size of your tile

    9 x 15cm tile (tiny portrait)
    15 x 15 cm tile (square like most of the tiles already installed)
    18 x 15cm tile (landscape)
    25 x 15cm tile (landscape)

    You could also buy multiple tiles and work in a design that goes over them all

    There will be tile making workshops in Taihape and possibly in Palmerston North from Feb 2019 onwards. There will be weekday, evening and weekend sessions offered.

    Your voucher will only expire 6 months after the project finishes to give everyone the best chance to be involved.

    You will get coaching on
    ~how this installation will look and feel
    ~how to make your design plan work

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    Ticket includes materials and firing.
    Postage is not included
    Installation is not included

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