Inspired by Barry Brickell's domestic ware 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.
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 a glaze gathered by one of my students en route to the rock glaze workshop that I tutored during my residency.
"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.