First solo exhibition

Studio potter Cath Stevens, at her first solo exhibition ‘From the Forest to the Sea,’ at the Muddy Waters Gallery

The latest exhibition at the newly refurbished Muddy Waters Gallery, features work from Dargaville local and studio potter, Cath Stevens, in her first solo venture ‘From the Forest to the Sea’.

“I started working with clay when I was in my twenties and I had to give it up because of other commitments but I’ve always enjoyed it, and then I had the opportunity to start again about eight years ago,” Cath said.

“I am inspired by the environment I live in, with all the fantastic scenery and wildlife we have here in the Kaipara.

“I enjoy working in clay as there is always something new to learn, be it glazing, firing, sculpting, turning, and so much more. It can be challenging at times as so much can go wrong, but when a piece does come out of the kiln after it has been fired and works out as expected — this can be so rewarding.

“I work in and experiment with many types of clay such as earthenware, raku, stoneware and porcelain. I have electric kilns, a raku kiln and also pit fire my pottery.”

The exhibition has 42 clay sculptures and runs until Thursday, November 3. The Muddy Waters Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 11am-3pm and Saturday 10am-1pm, at 43 Hokianga road.


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