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Auckland Studio Potters: Fire & Clay 2017
November 14, 2017 - December 10, 2017
Aaron Scythe,Yobitsugi style bowl (2017), 14X14.5 H9
Master Bedroom, Upper Lobby
Fire & Clay 2017 showcases and awards the outstanding pottery and ceramics of members of the Auckland Studio Potters (ASP). This annual exhibition celebrates excellence in ceramic practice, and demonstrates both the depth and breadth of experience of ASP members, who range from senior practitioners to impassioned amateurs, as well as students studying in craft, design or fine arts programmes. The work on show includes functional ware and sculptural pieces, and encompasses a wide variety of making, glazing, and firing techniques.
There will also be a display of work by Whanganui-based guest artist Aaron Scythe. Aaron’s vessels combine influences from Japan and Aotearoa with an innate sensibility for decoration, as well a sense of humour – his work is masterful, beautiful and intriguing.
Our selector this year is Mary-Louise Browne, current Gallery Manager of Two Rooms Gallery in Grey Lynn. Browne graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from the Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland in 1982. Since then she has exhibited widely throughout New Zealand and overseas, is represented in both public and private collections, and has produced several major public art commissions.
Opening Celebration: Tuesday 14 November 2017, 6-8pm.
We would like to acknowledge the sponsors who support our exhibition: CCG Industries, The Driving Creek Rail Trust, The Rick Rudd Foundation, Corelli’s Cafe and Bar, and The Wallace Foundation, which sponsors a 3-month residency at the ASP as one of the exhibition awards. Also special thanks to our exhibition designer, John Parker.
The Auckland Studio Potters (ASP) was founded in the early 1960s. It is now a successful community organisation based in Onehunga, Auckland, with over 300 members including ceramic artists, students, collectors, and educators. The ASP promotes pottery and ceramics in the Auckland region at all levels, and gives its members the opportunity to participate in a variety of exhibitions. Our services include a premier teaching facility where each week 8 day and evening classes are held, ranging from beginners to advanced students. A Diploma in Ceramics is administered from Dunedin with studio modules taught at the Auckland Studio Potters Centre in Onehunga. The ASP also caters for many community groups, play centres, special needs groups, and school children. For more information, visit: www.ceramics.co.nz