Clae is an innovative ceramics concept thought up by artistic sister-duo Tatyanna Meharry and Natasha English. Through Clae, budding creatives can try their hand at pottery and other arts with classes, kitsets, and beautiful tools and accessories. Tatyanna is currently at the helm of Clae, sharing her love of clay as a medium, the power of making as a healing balm, and the joy of a beautiful new studio space.
Christchurch potter Hilary Cowburn of Wellhandled Ceramics is inspired by nature, necessity, and the need to reduce waste. A lover of handmade New Zealand products, her journey into ceramics and becoming a full time maker started from an unexpected place – her fight with cancer.
Sylvia Sinel of StudioSinel Ltd says she has found her affinity in the forever fascinating world of clay and glazing. Exchanging a busy career life in Stockholm for a chance to follow her dreams of creativity and being close to nature here in New Zealand, she has recently taken the exciting step of becoming a full-time maker. She says “Ceramic art is the ultimate combination of all I cherish: sculpture, painting, physics, chemistry, poetry.”
Jane Mcculla’s Harbour Rim series reflects her love of nature, geology, archaeology and man’s mark on the landscape, and is strongly influenced by her surroundings in Te Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour. We think they’re just stunning – they’d make a fab Christmas gift, don’t you think?
Christchurch ceramicist Emma Turner enjoys telling stories about our every day surroundings in her artistic and functional pieces. From her home studio she produces appealing and practical thrown and hand built ceramic wares, as well as a range of striking, unique necklaces and brooches.
Emma is currently finishing her diploma in ceramics. She works with colour and decoration to create narrative works, telling stories inspired by her everyday surroundings, and sells a selection of her work in her Felt shop, Emma Turner Ceramics.
Share a Cuppa is a community event celebrating the ritual of a good cup of tea, and at 2pm on Friday 28 August, we have 200 Share A Cuppa gift sets to give away!
Handcrafted by more than 40 studio potters from around Aotearoa, they are for you to gift to the person who has been your Covid-19 hero, giving you support, comfort, and love during this difficult year.
Gwen has been working with clay for more than a decade and specialises in hand-building techniques. She teaches ceramics and runs General Pottery in Christchurch.
Jenny is a first generation New Zealander of Chinese and British descent, and a graduate of the Diploma in Ceramic Arts course from Otago Polytechnic. Her Kurinuki cups and other creations can be found in her Felt shop, One Green Leaf.
Jane makes textured, stretched, stoneware clay vessels and forms, creating fluid textures on dry glazed, stoneware pieces to suggest geology, archaeology, and mankind’s marks on the landscape, fluxed over time. Her Felt shop, Clay Creation, features a selection from her Harbour Rim collection.