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Matata Canister

Matata Canister


Inspired by Barry Brickell's domestic ware canisters and thrown on-site at Driving Creek Potteries during a month-long residency. 


All glazes were made on-site using materials sourced or processed in the Coromandel.


The clay used is a mix of Driving Creeks "Corogold", Macs Mud buff, and Pahiatua wild clay.


"Matata" is a glaze gathered by one of my students en route to a workshop at driving creek that I hosted during my residency.  My focus at Driving Creek Pottery was to make site-specific glazes from the surrounding area. 


The east coast of New Zealand has many varied volcanic deposits and I was interested in testing a selection of roadside cuttings. "Matata" is one of my favorites of the sample from the workshop, the smokey blue-green glaze sits well with the raw contrast of the clay.


19cm x 10cm x 10cm





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