We love this gorgeous ceramic set from Makerie Ceramics. Made to order from glazed white earthenware with New Zealand beach sand folded through, it’s the perfect way to enjoy a homemade soup supper.
We’re in love with the amazing depth of colour in this elegant crockery from Nelson potter Stephen Robertson. A full time potter since 2013, Stephen makes pottery that is meant to be used and enjoyed. His work has a signature intricate crazing to the glaze, highlighted by the rich colour and deep black rims on each piece.
War sTOrY explores the things that are imbued into our psyche to make the sacrifices of war possible. It looks at the men and women who become toys on a plastic field whilst others play a blind game of tactics, and officials who treat numbers on a page as expendable goods, and asks: when do the toys become real? War stories are told from person to person and become fleeting, changing memories and more are found in the archives and the documents left behind, showing us a new and larger story.
A lecture series presented by Dr Gwen Parsons, history tutor at the University of Canterbury and ceramics workshops are being held as part of the exhibition – find out more here. The Tin Palace is at 13a Oxford St, Lyttelton and the exhibition is open Thursdays and Fridays 12-4pm and weekends 10-4pm.
Flood Tide Mark Jugs by Tatyanna Meharry
Tatyanna Meharry teaches pottery at Risingholme Community Centre and works as The Busy Finch creating artisan ceramics for the home. She also makes more experimental ceramics for show and has exhibited widely, most recently at Sculpture on the Peninsula. In 2013 she and her sister Natasha won the Supreme Award at the World of Wearable Arts for their stunning ceramic two-garment entry, The Exchange.
Andrew Carran has been working in clay for the past six years after a long career in soil and environmental science. He also teaches pottery at Risingholme and has a special interest in glaze development and using local rock and earth materials in his work.
The Tin Palace is at 13a Oxford Street, Lyttelton. The exhibition is open 10–25 May, Thursdays and Fridays 12pm–4pm and Saturdays and Sundays 10am–4pm, so if you’re in the area make sure you don’t miss their stunning creations.