Beakers of thinly rolled coloured porcelain look just as good holding flowers as they do on the dinner table.
Brian Gartside creates rich, colourful bowls using a carefully selected set of glazes.
“Brian Gartside has been established on the NZ art scene for 40 years, firstly as a Teachers College Lecturer In Art and Ceramics and later as a successful and respected potter and clay artist. He has work in most of the Art museum collections in New Zealand. He lives in Pukekohe and his ceramic work is noted for his strong colourful images that reflect NZ with geographical symbols and images.”
Vases and bowls and beautiful cups – pure white clay with dashes of colour, some with scribbles, others with words or fine lines – austere simplicity, naive but clever.
Kiwiana, nostalgia, retro – hotel jugs, tiki, NI/SI bowls, and swans in matt black and lovely satin-glazed white.
Strong earthenware with a rustic weathered appearance – plates, cups, jugs and bowls, with dark and imaginative figures, faces, fish, dogs, whales and abstract patterns – the skill of a lifetime working with clay.
Traditional press-moulded and hand-thrown stoneware in classic glazes – dinner sets, teapots, jugs and platters – some of it wood-fired.