Last updated 17:22, April 12 2017
NZ-based designer of prints and ceramics by Susan Christie with some of her art school artworks. INSTAGRAM/ FORMANTICS
Potters are cool and so are their wares – I was even hooked with the British television series The Great Pottery Throwdown. Who knew you could regularly cry over bisqued forms.
Personally, I have been a fan forever, ever since I first learnt what West German pottery was and have since been a huge fan of these highly decorative, usually garish, colour-infested and various sized pots.
Monochromotic espresso cups Makerie can double as planters. MAKERIE CERAMICS / INSTAGRAM
As avid collector, I now have enough pots to ensure that any I can cope with any size of bouquet. My collection did dwindle a little (read a lot) after the many earthquakes that seen to follow me around the countryside, but that hasn't stopped me curating my collection.
Designer tableware from ceramic artist Yon Kavvas who creates functional and
beautifully crafted pieces. CLAY BIRD CERAMICS / INSTAGRAM
Colour inspiration from Auckland based Holly Houston. HOLLY HOUSTON CERAMICS/ INSTAGRAM
Australian-based artist Ruby Pilven's work references a Japanese pottery technique
called Nerikomi. This means she hand builds with coloured clay rather than glazes
all with a touch of gold. RUBY PILVEN CERAMICS / INSTAGRAM
Some of my favourite homegrown ceramicists include Formantics, Makerie Ceramics, Claybird Ceramics, Thea Ceramics, Holly Houston Ceramics, Mae Ceramics and Ceramics College.