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Botanica by Claybenders
September 26 @ 11:00 am - October 13 @ 3:00 pm
26 Sept – 13 Oct
Open Wed – Sun 11am – 3pm
Opening event Sat 28 Sept 7 – 9pm
“Botany originated in prehistoric times when humans identified , and later cultivated, plants that were edible, medicinal or poisonous.”
The term “Botany” is now the science of plant life. Botanica has many meanings including…. natural healthcare products and remedies, and other plant-based products or services and gardens.
The definition that is proposed for this year’s Claybenders exhibition is that it is plant inspired ceramic art. Claybenders are a group of ceramic artists who have completed, or are completing the Diploma of Ceramic Arts and have been tutored by some of NZ’s leading ceramic artists.
The celebrated Chuck Joseph is our guest exhibitor. His stories are retold in clear symbolism and strength of colour, specific to him and his work.
This plant inspired exhibition will feature a variety of ceramic techniques, wheel thrown pottery and hand built ceramic pieces.