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Ceramicus 2017 opening night gallery

Ceramicus Award Ceremony

Here are some photos of the awards ceremony at the Ceramicus Opening Night. The ceramic artists, their work and the people involved.

They include:

  • Justin Lester, the Wellington Mayor, who gave the opening speech
  • Elaine Marland, the Wellington Potters’ Association Vice-President who welcomed us
  • Richard Stratton, our guest exhibitor and selector
  • Cam Munroe, our other guest exhibitor
  • Te Arikirangi Mamaku, our MC, from Mamaku International who also sponsored the He Kōrero Waihanga Uku Award: Māui Pōtiki
  • Paul Thompson the deputy director of Wellington Museum, sponsors of our Premiere Award

The artists and their work:

  • Oliver Morse – Wellington Museum $1,000 Premier Award Winner
  • Karin Amdal – Vessel Award for Excellence in Wheel-Thrown ceramics
  • Barin Das – New Zealand Artist Magazine Merit Award for Excellence in Wheel-Thrown Ceramics
  • Peter Rumble – Maurice Bennett Memorial Award for Excellence in Hand-built Ceramics
  • Paula Weir – New Zealand Artist Magazine Merit Award for Excellence in Hand-built ceramics
  • Karen Taylor – the He Kōrero Waihanga Uku Award: Māui Pōtiki
  • Lisa Henderson – Nelson Pottery Supplies Award for Innovation in Ceramics
  • Grace Sharp – Waikato Ceramics First Time Exhibitor Award

Paula and Karen were away on opening night

  • Justin Lester

    Justin Lester, Wellington Mayor opening the exhibition. Photo by Chris Parkin

  • Elaine Marland

    Elaine Marland Wellington Potters Association Vice President, welcoming us to the exhibition, Photo by Chris Parkin

  • Richard Stratton

    Richard Stratton, guest exhibitor and selector for Ceramicus, exhibiting with Watercolour New Zealand "Splash". Photo by Chris Parkin

  • Te Arikirangi Mamaku

    Te Arikirangi Mamaku, our MC from Mamaku International and sponsor of the e Kōrero Waihanga Uku Award: Māui Pōtiki. Photo by Chris Parkin

  • Grace Sharp, Richard Straton and Te Akirangi

    Grace Sharp receiving the Waikato Ceramics First Time Exhibitor Award. Photo by Chris Parkin

  • jug and two other pots

    Grace's award winning "Sea Tea Jug"

  • Elaine Marland, Richard Stratton and Lisa Henderson

    Lisa Henderson receiving the Nelson Pottery Supplies Award for Innovation in Ceramics. Photo by Chris Parkin

  • Two rough black sculptures with tunnels

    Lisa's award winning work "Mount Vic"

  • Richard Stratton and Peter Rumble

    Peter Rumble receiving the Maurice Bennett Memorial Award for Hand -Built Ceramics Photo by Chris Parkin

  • Black pot with curves

    Peter's Baby Gugg Pot Maurice Bennett Memorial Award for Hand-Built Ceramics

  • 2 agate ware bowls

    Paula Weir's neriage bowls received a merit award for hand-built ceramics sponsored by The New Zealand Artist Magazine

  • ceramic figures

    Karen Taylor's work "Maui: the day before", won the Kōrero Waihanga Uku Award: Māui Pōtiki sponsored by Te Arikirangi Mamaku of mamaku International

  • Richard Stratton and Karin Amdal

    Karin Amdal receiving the Vessel award for Excellence in Wheel-Thrown Ceramics. Photo by Chris Parkin

  • 11 cream sandy cups

    Karin Amdal's award winning entry: Sand Research Cups"

  • Richard Stratton, barin Das and Te Akirangi

    Barin Das receiving the Merit Award for Wheel-Thrown Ceramics sponsored by the New Zealand Artist Magazine. Photo by Chris Parkin

  • 2 large bowls

    Barin with his merit award winning glazed bowls

  • Richard Stratton and Paul Thompson

    Paul Thompson, deputy director of Wellington Museum, about to present the Premiere Acquisition Award for $1,000 sponsored by Wellington Museum. Photo by Chris Parkin

  • Oliver Morse, Richard Stratton, etc

    Oliver Morse receiving the Premiere Award for Excellence in Ceramics sponsored by Wellington Museum. Photo by Chris Parkin

  • figured vase

    Oliver's award winning work: Chartreuse"

  • people at opening night

    Te Arikirangi as MC introducing the exhibition. Photo by Chris Parkin

  • Japanese Ambassador Takata at opening night

    Ambassador Takata from Japan at the Ceramicus Opening Night

  • people at opening night

    Opening Night Ceramicus. Photo by Chris Parkin