Maria Brockhill, clay artist

Bowl


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 turquoise.

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.


Maria lives and works in New Plymouth
Ph 06 755 1582

email Maria at mbrockhill @ xtra.co.nz (remove spaces)

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