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Title Waikato Soc of Potters - Bill Powell - Ceramic Artist
Category Workshop
Dates Saturday January 18, 2020 - Sunday January 26, 2020
Location Waikato Society of Potters, Hamilton
Description Bill Powell was born in Victoria in 1959 and moved to Queensland in 1971. He completed the Fine Arts Diploma at the Darling Downs Institute of Advanced Education, majoring in ceramics. He then went on to establish his own studio on the Gold Coast in 1980.

The original focus of this studio was functional wares, selling a wide range of pieces on the local and interstate art and craft market circuit. Throughout the years Bill honed his wheelthrowing skills as a contracted production potter within many Queensland potteries, quickly developing a reputation as a master of the pottery wheel.

The past decade has seen an enhanced emphasis on the one-off expressive piece. The functional heritage is still in evidence, but the direction is one of high quality and increased attention to detail. Bill's signature technique is the inclusion of crystal glazes. Each piece is unique and unreproducible in its design. All pieces are hand signed and individually serial numbered.
Website http://www.waikatopotters.co.nz/
Contact Bea Mossap for more information: managerwaikatopotters.co.nz