I’ve been a full-time potter since coming to New Zealand eight years ago, holding the Ceramicus 2015 Award. I have experience throwing with many different styles, however, my favourite has become the Japanese Style, shown to me by Shige Ohashi, who’s been an inspiring teacher during his stay here and has opened many doors to my creativity.
I was his student for five years until he left New Zealand. Since his departure for Japan, a number of WPA members asked me to share the techniques I learned, leading me to organize the Japanese Style Pottery classes I’ve been running for three years now. I will be more than happy to share everything I know with you.