From the Good Earth

Greg Barron and Jin Ling are internationally renowned clay artists based at Glenbervie near Whangarei. Adept at converting raw earth into vessels and sculptural forms of great beauty, it’s no surprise they chose to build their workshop, gallery, and three-bedroom home from the good earth, ‘poured earth’ in fact. Earth building stronghold Greg managed the […]

Yvonne Rust, QSM – Potter, Painter, Inspirational teacher

Spirits Bay by Yvonne Rust, QSM - Photo Theresa Sjoquist

Yvonne Rust, QSM – An introduction – New Zealand’s influential pioneering potter, artist, arts teacher, with an unmatched gift for inspiring motivation. Yvonne Rust, QSM, was born in 1922 in Whangarei while her parents were living at Awarua in Northland, where her father had a few weeks earlier been posted as the native school headmaster. […]

The Quarry – Famous New Zealand Arts Resource Centre

The Quarry Arts Centre - Photo Theresa Sjoquist

The Quarry arts resource centre based in Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand, was founded by Yvonne Rust, and is famous for its Summer Art camps. The Quarry Arts centre in Whangarei was started against all odds, during the economic recession of 1980, by Yvonne Rust, QSM. New Zealand was only just recovering from the 1975 recession. […]