My ceramics are inspired by the beautiful Waitakere Ranges, my home for the last
13 years.

It is always very exciting to see how the shapes of my latest treasures like leaves
and seaweed turn out when I print them into clay. The surface of dishes and vessels are textured this way expressing the uniqueness of all forms found in nature.

A wide range of slip colours, glazes and glass applications is an opportunity for me to experiment and find surfaces for my ceramics which enhance the textures or
become the means to create playful patterns on my vessels.

Apart from being a ceramic artist with my own studio here in NZ for the last 17
years with participating in cooperative shops and selling my works to design stores, I have been tutoring clay classes for children and adults at Corban Estate Arts Centre, Artstation, Studio One and Mairangi Arts Centre.

 

KAIRAVA GULLATZ