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See a selection of work that is in our gallery at present.

These works will be in our Front Room Gallery,
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Open Now till 
Sunday 31st March 2019
Everyday 10am to 5pm

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Charade Honey


"Our fast paced and hectic world leaves little time for us to catch our breath. I made these pieces as a bridge to help connect us to a quiet place, a space where we do have time: to meditate, to reflect, to dream. A little ritual that gives pause to the day, lighting a candle, drinking a cup of tea, making a sound that stills the air. Using ritual and objects we can carve out time for ourselves.

Each piece is carefully worked and treated with oxides, slips and glazes. Fired in the wood fired soda kiln creates a unique surface quality that encourages you to handle the work."

Duncan Shearer


"The jug is a reminder, telling us a story about serving, functioning as a continuous link to our past.

A jug’s shape has threads that link it to historical examples, threads that suggest what it could hold, threads that anthropomorphise the lips, neck, belly and foot.

I get great pleasure from throwing jugs, using the slow turning treadle wheel allows time for a soft rib to gently shape the form. The marks from my fingers applying a handle or pulling a spout are picked out in the firing process.

I’m using a variety of clays, often including a percentage of clay from my land; this inclusion adds a personality, both during the making and also the firing process, showing up as an unpredictable addition. Most of the work was fired in my wood kiln, a 13 hour process that culminates in soda ash being squirted into the kiln at 1280 degrees to produce the rich and variegated surfaces."

Soda Firing

This page features work that Brendan has fired in his soda kiln.
Designed by Peter Lange, Brendan built the kiln in our backyard with Thomas Blackstock.

Initally it was challenging to fire the kiln using lots of gas so it would get up to temperature, 1200 ºc. By the 3rd firing they think they have it sussed.

These works are in our Front Room Gallery now.

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“To Spite Your Face"

Height 18cm $280 SOLD

Acoustic Ceramic

Over the last few years Brendan has been investigating and combining electronic componentry with ceramic design.

With these pieces I aimed to make functional objects that made sound. The limitless possibilities of hand formed ceramics lends itself to investigating unique shapes for this project. In the design and making of these pieces I felt the interaction with the user is important feature, (twiddling the ceramic knobs and flicking the switches). The open ceramic body had the added advantage of good acoustic qualities. I relished the challenge of combining the oldest technologies with the most modern.

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Loops, Vessels and Landscapes


In this group of work Brendan has taken landscape and naturally growing elements to make forms that grow out of the table top, like mangroves.

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Woven Plastic Coated Cane with Ceramic Base

Over the last few years Brendan has been investigating and combining electronic componentry with ceramic design.

With these pieces I aimed to make functional objects that made sound. The limitless possibilities of hand formed ceramics lends itself to investigating unique shapes for this project. In the design and making of these pieces I felt the interaction with the user is important feature, (twiddling the ceramic knobs and flicking the switches). The open ceramic body had the added advantage of good acoustic qualities. I relished the challenge of combining the oldest technologies with the most modern.

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(e)scape

An exhibition at Kereru Gallery 

 
Escape to a room full of powerful landscapes and seascapes.
Panoramas in paint, etching, glass and clay fill our gallery space with a mix of energy, wonder and serenity.
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Navigating Everyday Spaces

An Exhibition by Brendan Adams

Brendan has been hard at work over the last few months finishing these sculptural pieces. It is his first major show since the "Passing Landscape" exhibition in 2015.

"Our relationship with interior and exterior spaces plays important part in the shaping of who we are.

In this show I have made a number of pieces from very small to larger wall pieces that investigate the relationships of single figures and groups of figures in constructed landscape and architectural interiors."

The main material will be ceramic with the inclusion of wood and metal combining the physical and graphic characteristics of the different materials to achieve a spacial dialogue.

For more information go to Art by the Sea

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Exhibitions in our Front Room Gallery

Periodically we have exhibitions of invited potters

For the opening of these exhibition we open our home and studio up.  These openings have always been well attended and social events.   Many past and present potters, family, friends and collectors come along and enjoy a catch and enjoy the work.

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