Discover some of Wanaka's up and coming clay lovers.

Featuring six past students who are at varying stages of their journey.

Rosemary Wolfin-Brash

Rosemary has a wild curiosity.

Her assembled creatures come

from strange notions,

questioning the beholder if

they are useful or sculptural.

Her ethereal animal and

human-like forms are amazing.

Rosemary is working towards

going public with her work.


Tanya is captivated by her natural surroundings.

Mountain landscapes, topography and colour layering are a predominate theme throughout

her unique and playfull pieces.

She specialises mainly in thrown everyday dish-ware and useful pieces for the home.

Tanya now lives in Australia!


Hilary's work is inspiring and unique.

Developing her own sense of style early, her work has grown from small thrown pieces to large modern hand-built pots.

Her surface design verges on abstract landscapes with textural components and delicacy of hand.

Hilary's website is coming soon!


Erica's work abounds with adventure of snow-cloaked mountains and tussock filled grasslands of New Zealand's high country.

Her work has an ever evolving moody colour palette of muted earthy tones and rich coloured landscapes.

She specialises in thrown

functional forms and dish-ware for the home.


Dorie has a passionate sense of craftsmanship. 

Her pieces are thoughtful, simple and strong, offering a clean and crisp aesthetic.

Her developing contemporary dish-ware has a determined use of glaze, keeping honesty with her forms by often allowing the base clay colour to show through.


Blair's travel experiences reflect strongly in his design approach. Intense use of colour and textural carved surfaces dominate his work. 

Blair is a disciplined creator. His dish-ware is classic in shape and modern in design. His vases are beautiful textured silhouettes.

He shows great promise towards becoming a full-time potter.

I believe we are part of a generation who want to do something true and meaningful.

Good craftsmanship and the history behind ceramics are very important.

Maintaining this centuries-old skill and passing the knowledge to the next generation keeps an age-old practice alive.

I hope future generations of potters continue this deep respect for this art form and pass their knowledge on to others as well.