Ceramics and pottery
20 years of the Kāpiti Arts Trail
We are excited to be celebrating 20 years of the Arts Trail with a wonderfully diverse range of artists, and a chance to get close to many of our working artists as they create their artwork.Find out more
Ceramics and Pottery
12. Janet McDonagh, Two Sisters Pottery - Janet enjoys making pottery inspired by the colours of nature and the garden around her. Recently becoming very interested in exploring designs organic and functional in shape.
16. Sue Wilson, Two Sisters Pottery - The last 12 months Sue has been creating new designs and some larger pieces suitable for outdoor or indoors. and has also been working on a range of domestic serving dishes and plates.
20. Frank Light Pottery - High-fired domestic stoneware pottery in classical glazes.
23. Jenny Shearer Pottery - Jenny's work is mainly porcelain in the form of usable vessels such as cups, teapots, jugs, bowls, and vases.
27. Sarah Pou, Illustration and Art - Sarah loves to work with ceramic tiles and has created a unique range of wall art called "light boxes". Her popular range of hand crafted “Kapiti Coasters” will also be showcased.
29. Tanya Shearer, Shearer Pottery - Tanya’s work focuses on hand built domestic table and oven ware using stoneware clay and fired in a gas kiln. Also a range of flat fronted fun vases.
38. Rebecca Neal Ceramics, Greendale Studio - Rebecca's passion for clay encompasses all aspects, from wheel-throwing domestic ware, to handbuilding garden pieces, and large collectable decorative work. World travels have influenced her forms, to which she applies her colour and texture.
42. Jennifer Turnbull, Jailhouse Studio and Garden - Jennifer works in a variety of clays, and fires in electric and gas, and wood kilns, and uses a combination of techniques including throwing, altering, slab work and hand building.
44. Margaret Hunt - Margaret's pottery is made using a variety of clays, and firing in both gas and electric kilns. Her work is creative and diverse, being both decorative and domestic ware.
47. Paula Archibald, Clay Art Ceramics - Paula works with a variety of clays and different techniques to create her one-off pieces. Bright glazed water features, totem poles, garden art, and ceramic marionettes. Figurines both in white clay, colourfully glazed and natural stone clay. Hand-built candle sticks for indoor/outdoor plus much more.
50. Rod Graham, Clayworks Ōtaki - works with a variety of clays and techniques making garden art with a sculptural flavour, and particularly interested in colour and surface decoration.
52. Tom Beauchamp, Natural Build Sustainable Sculpture - Wood, aggregates and binders of clay and lime are combined with different fibres including straw and harakeke to create representational and abstract work.
56. Brent Craig, Awatea Pottery - Brent has been creating pottery Art for the past 28 years. He is currently a tutor at the Ōtaki Pottery Club. He creates large stoneware platters/plates, casseroles & jugs of vibrant colours.
58. Donna Clarke - The inspiration for my work is the landscape in which I live and the beauty that surrounds me.
59. Isabel Fernandes-Day - I work with clay, textiles and like to dabble in organic dyes. My art is influenced by nature, its patterns, flora and fauna, especially birds.
Hubs and Galleries
13. Kāpiti Arts and Crafts Society - This long-time Raumati Village shop has been serving our talented members for over 34 years, a must-visit for quality original knitting, sewing, pottery, and woodenwares, together with paintings.
14. Kāpiti Gallery - exhibits works by Kapiti Arts & Crafts Society members and guest artists throughout the year
17. Te Ara Korowai - Te Ara Korowai Wellbeing Centre is a peer support and wellbeing hub located in Raumati. Our workshops and events welcome all ages, backgrounds and abilities with a special focus on those facing mental health challenges or going through tough times.
34. Kapiti Youth Support (Hub) - Kāpiti Youth Support (KYS) is a youth one-stop-shop for young people ages 10–24. We provide a range of health and social services whilst supporting various youth activities including the arts.
40. Big Mac Slabs Creative Centre (Hub) - The Creative Centre showcases an extensive display of Kapiti Creativity, with over 40 Artists work & Creative Businesses on-site year-round to inspire you. Demonstrations will be happening throughout the trail. Tours available for groups by appointment.
45. Old Courthouse Gallery - Local Art & Craft Cooperative including clay-works, textiles, photography, mixed media, paintings, sketches, natural fibres and steelwork.
46. Ōtaki Pottery Club and the Tote Modern Gallery - The Gallery is designed to offer something special for everyone. The Otaki Pottery Club is a centre of learning, where you can attend classes, watch and learn pottery processes and see the final work on display.
49. Toi Matarau Gallery - Toi Matarau is a gallery where emerging, established and high profiled artists of Te Āti Awa, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Toarangatira showcase their work as well artists from Te Wānanga o Raukawa and those with a connection to Ōtaki and Kāpiti.
72. Mahara Gallery - The Mahara Gallery is the district public gallery for Kāpiti Coast, and shows a balance of local and national content. The gallery will be hosting 100 Days a Journey – 2020, featuring 24 Kāpiti artists working across a wide range of media and content, in partnership with Tutere Gallery + Creative Space.