Rangiora Pottery Group is showing the work of 12 potters from the group at Art On The Quay’s latest exhibition, Pottery Plus until 17th November.
As well as all types of ceramics from thrown work and slabwork the exhibits show a range of firing techniques too.
The Plus part of the show refers to the other arts and crafts that are practised by this talented group including tapestry, sculpture, paintings and pastel.
Ruth Stanton McLeod’s delicate orange and black raku pots were admired by many at the opening night as were the salt glazed bowls of Les Taylor and the shino glazed boxes by Andrew Carran.
Adam Robertshaw’s white glazed abstract forms reflect the influence of his recent trip to Japan.
The Club, the only one in North Canterbury, was formed some 48 years ago in 1968 by a keen group who built their own kilns, dug their own clay from Okuku Bullock Creek and Kakahu which they somehow managed to blend into a suitable stoneware clay that could be thrown and fired.
“What an achievement and how lucky we are today as all we need is a phone call away,” says potter Les Taylor.