New Zealand's Leading Potter
Via Royce McGlashen
This area of the South Island NZ is known for its artisan community. The sunshine, sea, beaches and wild countryside provide inspiration and many natural materials are to be found in the surrounding areas. None is more prevelant than the clay soil, which is considered very special for the local potters, of which there are many.
Royce McGlashen is well known as the NZ leading potter, with a wealth of experience and an MBE for his services to New Zealand's pottery services and natural heritage. He specialises in pots that evoke the natural NZ flora and fauna and is especially keen on items that display the beautiful shells to be found locally. He uses a combination of styles with wet shiny and dry slips to imitate the textures found in nature.
On previous visits here I have visited his studio and this was no exception. Royce was away but his wife, Trudi, kindly showed us the studio and the new contemporary works being developed.
I loved these
And bought some
And these too
The spoons are cute!
|The McGlashen Studio|
|Where all the goodies are made|
|Trudi McGlashen in their shop|
|This sea/sky blue was amazing|
|It was hard to choose|
|Pottery and paintings by Royce McGlashen|
I do hope you enjoyed this visit to a famous pottery as much as me.