Slab to Songbird – Sophie Lankovsky, New Zealand Potter

New Zealand potter, Sophie Lankovsky, is based in Hawke’s Bay. Her studio is sited in a natural environment where the songs of native birds thrill her ears as she creates clay sculptures of them as like to life that they might hop out of your grasp. Born in the year of the Dragon, in Stuttgart, […]

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 […]

Aaron Scythe, New Zealand Potter – Boar in a Pottery Shop

  Aaron Scythe was born in Auckland in 1971, the year of the wild boar according to Japanese astrology. His wife, Saori, says he is exactly like a boar, running full steam ahead without looking around. Dad is a horse-racing journalist and his mother was a fashion designer who owned boutiques, and the Hadney 5 […]

Review – Yvonne Rust: Maverick Spirit by Peter Jackson

Review by Peter Jackson of the Northern Age – published 24 November 2011 Yvonne Rust was undoubtedly a Northland icon.  Prodigiously talented, she was synonymous with artistic expression, particularly as far as the non-arts community was concerned, thanks to the Quarry in Whangarei in her later life. But there was much, much more to this […]