Ipu Uku

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An intimate masterclass with master potter Wi Taepa ONZM. In this class, Wi will explore storytelling and our relationship with Papatūānuku through uku (clay) and kōwhaiwhai.

Participants will be guided through the process and techniques of creating an ipu, using pinch, slab and carving techniques. If possible, attendees 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.

[Photo credit for header image: Wi Taepa, Ipu Moko, circa 2011, Collection Pātaka Art + Museum]

Tue 04 • 12pm - 5pm
Day 2
Skill Level
Beginner to Advanced
Kiln Studio - 123c Bridge Street, Nelson
Early bird

About the Tutor

Wi is recognised as a significant figure in NZ ceramics, recently awarded Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for contributions to Ceramics.

Wi is also a founding member of Nga Kaihanga Uku.