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Paul Winspear

I began studying pottery at night classes in 1975, in Darwin, Australia, after an ilustrious career in deisel mechanics and construction.

I was lucky to be accepted as a student with noted Australian potter Victor Greenaway and served a two year apprenticeship with him in Victoria where I honed my craft with massive amounts of repetition and discipline.

A move to New Zealand in 1980 marked my start as a self-employed potter in a series of solo and shared workspaces, with a number of talented craftspeople and artists around the Wellington region.

2001 saw a move to Golden Bay where I have re-established my studio/gallery in a beautiful creel-side bush stting. Golden Bay is home to many gifted artists and artisans in a wide range of media.

My current domestic range is original, functional and inviting: my sculptural and presentation pieces range from irreverent and humerous to simple and elegant.

I specialize in large pieces including bowls, platters and hand basins.

I fire in both electric and gas kilns (and participate in the occasional local wood firing)

Glazes range from vibrant marine colours, intense gold, red and plum, to subtle shino, celedon and ash.

Membership
New Zealand Society of Potters
Nelson Potters Society
Wellington Potters Society

Outlets
Home Studio at Golden Bay
Te Papa Tongarewa store, Wellington

Instructor:. Paul is available to take classes Click here for details 

Contact Details
 
03 525 7965
021 2629619
 
winspalmer@xtra.co.nz
Postal Address
15 Tukurua Rd
RD 2
Takaka 7182
Golden Bay
New Zealand
 
Web Site
http://www.winspear.co.nz