17 Dec 2017

Pottery on the Page

From Standing Room Only, 2:20 pm on 17 December 2017

In the late 1950's a group of New Zealand potters decided to get serious about who they were and what they wanted to do.

They launched New Zealand Potter magazine and for 40 years, clay artists discussed, advised, reviewed, supported and often argued with each other. Along the way, they built a community.

Curator Emma Bugden has edited the first 10 years of this extraordinary magazine in what she calls a "partial archive" and a record of when our potters began to take themselves seriously. An exhibition on the life and work of notable potter Doreen Blumhardt is on at the Dowse Gallery in Lower Hutt.