Conceived during the Covid-19 Level 4 lockdown and created in partnership with the Ceramics Association of New Zealand and Creative New Zealand, Share a Cuppa offers the opportunity to get creative and get involved with a series of make-along tutorials for home potters, and the commission of 40 studio potters around Aotearoa to make four tea cups, which are now being packaged as artisan tea gift sets and will be available through Share a Cuppa on Felt from 29th to 31st August.
Gwen has been working with clay for more than a decade and specialises in hand-building techniques. Her current work often explores the tension between functional and non-functional. Gwen works in porcelain to create forms reminiscent of functional domestic-ware, but through alteration and a process of elimination undermines their functionality. She teaches ceramics and runs General Pottery in Christchurch.