Review – Yvonne Rust: Maverick Spirit – Helen Martin

  Published in the Helensville Community News – Issue 108 – November 2018 Helensville has many artists, as we see by the fabulous variety of work on display each year during Labour Weekend’s Arts in the Ville. Ask any of them about the source of their inspiration and one thing they’ll talk about is the […]

Review Yvonne Rust: Maverick Spirit – Michael Godfrey

First a disclaimer. I know the author. We’re Facebook friends and we’ve even met in unpixellated life. We worked on a common project without knowing each other, and met subsequently. Her coffee is great, and was it pecan pie? Something magnificent. Aotearoa New Zealand is a small country. So small. Years ago I worked in […]

Review by Philippa Jamieson – Editor Organic NZ

Yvonne Rust: Maverick Spirit by Theresa Sjoquist (David Ling, 2011)

  I’d never heard of Yvonne Rust before reading this, so it’s just as well Theresa Sjoquist has written a biography of this remarkable potter, painter and art teacher (1922-2002), so we can all read about this determined, talented, inspiring, eccentric and indomitable woman. Rust has been hugely influential on a generation of artists and […]

Yvonne Rust, QSM – Pioneering Potter

  When we call Yvonne Rust QSM a pioneering potter, it isn’t so much because she was one of the first potters, although she was certainly one of the early rush of potters in New Zealand to make the craft popular in the late 50s and 60s. She pioneered in another way and that was […]

Yvonne Rust, QSM – Gift for human connection

    Yvonne Rust, QSM, was more than a painter and a pioneering potter. She had the gift of human connection, so much so, that people invariably felt that she was their special friend, and this made them open to her. Once a student was open, Rust could create the space for extraordinary learning, and […]