Matata - short round mug
Janeen's hand-thrown domestic stoneware collection is the result of a 12-year study of the geology of her landscape - explored through the alchemy of ceramic glazes.
Inspired by Barry Brickell's domestic ware canisters and thrown on-site at Driving Creek Potteries during a month-long residency.
All glazes were made on-site using materials sourced or processed in the Coromandel.
The clay used is a mix of Driving Creeks "Corogold", Macs Mud buff, and Pahiatua wild clay.
"Matata" is a glaze gathered by one of my students en route to a workshop at driving creek that I hosted during my residency. My focus at Driving Creek Pottery was to make site-specific glazes from the surrounding area.
The east coast of New Zealand has many varied volcanic deposits and I was interested in testing a selection of roadside cuttings. "Matata" is one of my favorites of the sample from the workshop, the smokey blue-green glaze sits well with the raw contrast of the clay.
Approx 90mm x 85mm
100% NZ Stoneware
Please note there may be slight variations than image shown in colour, size and design due to each piece being handmade