Ceramicist Christine Thacker presents an exhibition of playful, anthropomorphic jugs and vessels. In this new series, contemplative faces peer out unblinkingly. Who are these faces? Find out more by visiting Staffordshire and me: 5 Jugs at AVID Gallery.
Christine Thacker has been a practicing ceramist since 1974. Thacker worked at Cambridgeshire Pottery, Cambridge, England in 1978, and in 1980 established her own studio in Auckland on Waiheke Island. In 1992 she took up a residency at the International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemet, Hungary and since then has gained a significant reputation exhibiting throughout New Zealand, Australia, Japan, England, Germany and Hungary. Thacker has received numerous awards including the Fletcher Challenge Award, Premier Award NZ Ceramics and Glass XPO. Her work is held in private, corporate and public collections.
Gifted painter and ceramicist Scott McFarlane reimagines traditional painted tiles presenting a tableau of characters and small vignettes.
Since graduating with honours from Otago School of Art in 1993, Scott Mcfarlane has exhibited widely throughout New Zealand. From 1997-98 he was Artist in Residence at the Rita Angus Cottage, Wellington. Originally from Wellington, he has spent time in Northland and Dunedin - the dramatic landscape of both islands influencing his work. Another major influence in Mcfarlane’s work is his interest and involvement in niche, experimental electronic music. For about the last six years this has created an evolving narrative between his music, painting and ceramic work.