sk Kia Ora Tatou
Ko Tarawera te Maunga
Ko Tarawera te Awa
Ko Te Arawa te Iwi
Ko Ngati Rangitihi te Hapu
No Matata ahau
Ko Dave toku ingoa
I connect to mount Tarawera
I connect to the river Tarawera
I am descended from the tribe Te Arawa
I am Ngati Rangitihi
From Matata New Zealand
My name is Dave
graduating with a bachelor of media arts I spent 10 years in the film industry. while working on a short film I was asked to make a painting, this was 1996, which resulted in making oiled canvases to this day. being creative and trying many types of media I stumbled onto clay about 6 years ago. like so many before me I was hooked. engineering shapes, vases, jewellery and finally I found RAKU. the last two years I have been obsessed with making RAKU sculpture and have perfected shapes and firing techniques which are unique and have universal appeal.
I live in the mighty Waikato Aotearoa New Zealand, I have three wonderful daughters and a special RAKU kiln made out of an old castrol drum. if I could I would fire it everyday because I believe as an artist I should always be making.
until we meet
Nordic MID CENTURY Design.
Ceramic artists HANS COOPER (ENG/GER) and John Maltby (ENG).
TE AO MAORI, THE MAORI WORLDVIEW.
JAPANESE ceramic technique, and concepts