Northcote Pottery Supplies is proud to offer emerging ceramic artists a three month residency program. Our spacious, well lit, studio access space, provides artists the opportunity to develop and produce work, experiment or work on specific project outcomes.
Artists in residence are able to focus on their creative work, as well as share their ideas and thoughts with the Northcote Pottery Supplies ceramics community.
2023 Guest Artists in Residence
Monday 29th May – Friday 18th August 2023
Originally from Kawa-Kawa, Aotearoa, Kohl’s ceramic practice is centred around her interest in the relationships between contemporary cultural and the natural world.
Her goal for the residency was to build a series of large scale sculptures as “an investigation of the grief one may feel in relation to a mass loss of biodiversity. The loss being so large that it almost becomes abstract to the mind and the lifeforms, each of which are unique and integral to the biosphere in ways that are known, but not yet fully understood.”
Reflecting on her residency “My time as Guest Artist has sadly come to an end, and though I may be leaving behind the fully equipped studio space, I’m taking with me a set of new skills, connections with the knowledgeable NPS team, and the most ambitious collection of ceramic sculptures I’ve made to date.
I’m so grateful to have had this experience. My three-month residency allowed me the time and space to dive deeper into my art practice. I upscaled my forms, refined my hand-building skills, developed glazes and slips, made use of the library, and even tried the wheel. I can’t thank the team at Northcote Pottery Supplies enough, they supported me not only with their encouragement but also with technical advice about firing, materials, and much more. I also met many other ceramicists during my residency, which was a highlight. I’ll miss having so many people to discuss all things clay with but this is not goodbye, I’ll be back soon to frequent the shop and fire more sculptures for an exhibition held later in the year.”
Monday 4th September – Friday 24th November 2023
Hailing from California, Phoebe has always been attracted to the interconnectedness of the natural world. “For me, using clay represents a direct connection and collaboration with our home, Earth. I believe the act of adaptation is the great connector between humanity and the environment.”
During her residency she wants to expand on a series of pieces called “Ocean Vessels” which explores the relationship between our ocean environments and the impact of manufacturing.