Wednesday 25th September
Northcote Pottery Supplies is excited to host International ceramicist Chris Weaver to present a three hour Masterclass.
Living and working in a remote area in New Zealand has seen Weaver adapt unique making techniques in the production of his contemporary tableware and teapots.
In this masterclass Weaver will demonstrate the processes used in the production of his distinct teapots and tableware. During this Masterclass Weaver will discuss the techniques he has developed within his accomplished practice which spans over thirty years.
Chris Weaver graduated in 1975 with a Diploma in Fine and Applied Arts with a Distinction in Design and Sculpture and a Certificate in Ceramics in 1976. He lives and works at Kaniere, near Hokitika, on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand. He regularly exhibits both nationally and internationally, and has been selected for international award exhibitions in Australia and Japan.
He has won several major awards, received Creative New Zealand Study and Creative Development grants, and is represented in public and private collections in New Zealand and overseas.
Clay has been an obsession for most Chris Weavers life, with the focus particularly on tableware. Weaver makes functional objects rooted in tradition that have references to other things, natural or man-made. Form, function and attention to detail are overriding concerns and he likes his pots to have something of a sculptural presence. The design process excites Weaver and it is usually during the making that new work evolves. The teapot form interests Weaver the most because of the design challenges and scope for expression that it offers.
I have assembled a variety of wheel-throwing and altering techniques and a unique approach to handle- and tool-making developed over 40 years as a studio potter in New Zealand.