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Clay + Ash + Water

Various Artists

27 January 2023 - 10 April 2023

Open daily 10am to 5pm

Free entry

This will be the first curated exhibition in New Zealand that focuses on the process and work from potters who use wood kilns as both the means of expression and a functional tool to fire their work.

The exhibition will show the diversity of work produced and also the variety of designs of wood fired kilns that potters throughout New Zealand have created.

This resourcefulness of potters has forged a distinct culture in the ceramic community that relishes the dance with fire and the unpredictable nature of this elemental practice. 

Featuring installations by Mike O'Donnell

Ko Waikato taku awa

Ko Kirikiriroa taku whenua

Ko Michael O Donnell ahau


There is a profound wisdom co-creatively held by the water and the seed

A wisdom that is time immemorial

Ko te wai te ora nga mea katoa

Water is the life giver of all things

No water no life

Every living thing is a creative expression of water

We are a creative expression of water

Water Is our greatest creative power

Te wai wai ata o te Uku

These installations and the body of work are the reflection of my memories held within my waters worked out through the clay

I am this body of clay, a memory carrier, water carrier, seed carrier

Nau mai piki mai

Haere mai

Nga mihi Aroha ki a koutou

I welcome you all with Love


Nga mihi




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