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Ben Carter Interviews
Ben Carter was recently brought to New Zealand by the Ceramics Association of New Zealand.

While he was here he took various workshops around the country and interviewed various potters.

These are the podcasts of those interviews. Ben Carter    07-Nov-2018

Ben Carter at one of his workshops
Wellington Anagama Kiln Firing Part 12
The opening of the Wellington Potters Association’s Te Haunui anagama kiln and associated BBQ on Sunday 19 November 2017 attracted some 90 anagama enthusiasts, the curious and friends. Excellent weather, unlike last year, accompanied the event.

The kiln was fired for 98 hours and 40 minutes, the culmination of a great team effort involving 8 shift leaders and, at least officially, 38 shift members. Encouragingly, 36.17% of the participants were new recruits. Their work was underpinned by the preparatory work of members of the Anagama Team comprising Andy Rattenbury, Megumi Ogo, Peter Rumble, Mal Sole and Dave Marshall assisted by many other volunteers. Central to the success of the firing was the ongoing, unstinting support of June and Graeme Houston on whose Te Haunui property the kiln is located. Alan Ross    13-Dec-2017

Wicket Dance
South Street's Ceramics Go To Man
South St Gallery has closed its doors with the man behind it honoured as the ‘go-to man’ of ceramics and an all round great bloke, Judith Ritchie of the Nelson Mail reports. Mike Rogers is a legend. He’s the ‘go-to man’ of ceramics in the region, and some say, the country. Rogers is much loved and will be missed as the frontman of a gallery that has been a hub for potters for nearly 40 years.

On Sunday, after a gathering of potters, friends and supporters, South St Gallery closed its rustic doors.

The ever-positive Rogers has sold the building and is having some well-earned quiet time after greeting thousands of customers at the door. Potters adore his passion, generosity and unwavering understated support. He has clearly had a ball running his eclectic gallery. ‘‘You can’t call this a job,’’ he says. ‘‘It’s a life’s passion.’’ He is proud of the people he’s sold for, the standard of work and remembers those who have come and gone. Judith Richie - Nelson Mail    03-Apr-2017

South St Gallery's Mike Rogers with
Tasman potter Steve Fullmer

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