Rod Graham | Clayworks Ōtaki
Kāpiti Arts Trail: Listing no. 50
Artistic medium: Ceramics/Pottery
Demonstration time: 11am–12pm and 2–3pm each day
I am a foundation member of the Ōtaki Pottery Club and enjoy the motivation and inspiration of working with other potters. I work with a variety of clays and techniques making garden art with a sculptural flavour. I work on the potter’s wheel producing domestic ware. I am particularly interested in colour and surface decoration.
My inspiration comes largely from the environment. My watercatchers reflect the rock pools on the Southern Coast where I grew up, which led to a collection of work entitled "Pacific Series". Aerial photos of the Volcanic Plateau influenced my "Volcanic Series". Work from both these collections will be exhibited on this year's Arts Trail. I like the spontaneous results from Raku where pots are fast-fired then reduced in smoke to develop rich coppers.
Payment options available: Eftpos, online bank transfer, cheque
Address: 35 Ngaio St, Ōtaki Beach
Open times during the year: by appointment
Mobile: 027 445 7545
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