We proudly introduce a stunning body of ceramic works by Amber Smith. Shining a light on the beauty of Te Reo Māori, with the use of Whakataukī, Amber intricately applies her motifs with the method of sgraffito. We had the pleasure of asking talented artist, Amber, about what makes her tick and what her creative process looks like.

What does a regular day in your studio consist of?

I'm hand building or painting. When I’m making ceramics it’s all consuming. Ceramics are needy, once you begin you can’t walk away. Pieces need to be worked on at the correct stage of dryness or they are ruined. I work from the beautiful Kiln Studio alongside Jamie Smith and Tom Baker. Two talented potters who own Kiln studio and who are running Nelson Clay Week this year.