Amber Smith

Contemporary Artist and Potter

"Aotearoa inspired, my works are often illustrations of whakataukī (Māori proverbs) or waiata (Māori songs)."

"I am a ceramic artist, printmaker and painter - I've always been a maker of things. Pākehā with connections to ngāti wai through a previous marriage and child. I began working in this style 12 years ago, combining art with words in Te Reo along with their translation in english, as a quiet stand against the racism within my own environment.

Aotearoa inspired, works are often illustrations of whakataukī (Māori proverbs) or waiata (Māori songs).

The words are wise and up-lifting and they give a beautiful feeling to the art of love, hope and self-worth - a positive message, to gift yourself or another. It inspires me, that and the nature surrounding us in Aotearoa, especially our native bird life. Aotearoa Art - Aotearoa Love." - Amber Smith.

"Aotearoa inspired, my works are often illustrations of whakataukī (Māori proverbs) or waiata (Māori songs)."

"I am a ceramic artist, printmaker and painter - I've always been a maker of things. Pākehā with connections to ngāti wai through a previous marriage and child. I began working in this style 12 years ago, combining art with words in Te Reo along with their translation in english, as a quiet stand against the racism within my own environment.

Aotearoa inspired, works are often illustrations of whakataukī (Māori proverbs) or waiata (Māori songs).

The words are wise and up-lifting and they give a beautiful feeling to the art of love, hope and self-worth - a positive message, to gift yourself or another. It inspires me, that and the nature surrounding us in Aotearoa, especially our native bird life. Aotearoa Art - Aotearoa Love." - Amber Smith.