MARIA BROCKHILL POTTERY & CLAY ART|
I combine hand building and throwing clay on the pottery wheel.
My work is often heavily textured and impressed with stamps, which show off the vivid glazes I use, often in jewel colours in red, amber, emerald and
The making and firing of clay takes time and patience and theres many variables involved. I try to create work that the viewer will find
beautiful and interesting, and that also has a sculptural presence. I make some functional pieces, e.g. bowls and coffee cups, and
am known for the large centrepiece bowls I make in vivid primary colours.
Recently I have been doing large ornamental sculptural work, including figurative sculpture, birdbaths and other garden art.
I use a variety of clays depending on what I want to make, my clay is sourced from the Manawatu area.
I find my inspiration in the rugged land and seascapes around Bell Block on the North Taranaki coast where I live.
I exhibit my work nationally and internationally, and my work has been sold to collectors from all over the world.
I have a large workshop and showroom in the Bell Block shopping centre, 10 minutes north of New Plymouth.