Presented by the internationally acclaimed Kiwi Potter Rick Rudd, this two-day workshop focuses on immaculate hand-built pottery.
If possible, participants should bring a basic pottery tool kit (sponge, cutting wire, wooden knife, wooden shark fin rib, steel rib, needle tool and trimming tools).
Bisque firing of finished pieces can be arranged for an additional cost. Details will be available at the workshop.
Rick Rudd was born in Great Yarmouth, England and trained at Great Yarmouth and Wolverhampton Colleges of Art, attaining a Diploma of Art and Design, Ceramics in 1972.
In 1973 he arrived in New Zealand and since then has won several awards including the Fletcher Brownbuilt Pottery Award (1978), the Winstones Bowl Award (1981), the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, Caltex Oil Award (1983), the Norsewear Art Award for Pottery (1995) and the Ballantynes Contemporary Tableware Award (2001).
Rick has exhibited widely throughout New Zealand, regularly in solo exhibitions, numerous times as guest exhibitor and his work has been included in international exhibitions in Italy, Australia, Canada, USA, Singapore, Japan, Finland, Hong Kong, Guernsey, and Taiwan.
His work is held in many of the museum and art gallery collections in New Zealand and represented in several books.
Rick was a member of the Trust Board of the Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui (1991 – 1997), and a member of the New Zealand Ceramic Heritage Trust (2013 – 2016). In 2013 he established the Rick Rudd Foundation, a charitable trust, and in 2015 opened Quartz, Museum of Studio Ceramics. In 2020 he was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
Read more about Rick on his website.