ceramics

Lest we forget: A poppy for ANZAC Day

With the current lockdown measures in New Zealand, this ANZAC Day many of us won’t be wearing the traditional poppies sold to raise funds for the RSA.

Inspired to find another way of raising funds and commemorating ANZAC Day, Christchurch ceramic artist and World of Wearable Art Supreme Award winner Tatyanna Meharry has decided to recreate the many ceramic poppies that featured in her WOW award-winning piece, with all profits going to the RSA.

Making space: a Taranaki potter’s rediscovery of creativity

Ceramicist Janine Rata was born in the north of England and emigrated to Taranaki in the late 1980s, while in her early teens. She left her background in corporate IT in 2005 to dedicate her time to beginning a family (she has been married to Hone for more than 20 years now and they have two children), and it wasn’t until 2015, while searching for a creative outlet, that she discovered the potter’s wheel. She has been addicted ever since.