The Portage Ceramic Awards have long been considered indicative of the health of ceramic arts in Aotearoa. The Awards, hosted be Te Uru, showcase the best in contemporary work and provide a platform for discussion and development for the ceramics community.
This year the Premier Award went to Wellington artist Richard Stratton who's been working internationally as a ceramics afrtist since he graduated from the Otago School of Arts in 1992.
His winning entry is called Forced turn teapot - which the judges described as a "deconstructed teapot inspired by historical ceramic practices". Richard Stratton joins Simon Morris in the RNZ studio.