Eating from pottery bowls and plates is quite a bit different to eating from plastic or mass-produced ceramic crockery. These pieces have a weight, colour and texture that add richness and enjoyment to your food.
Vaughan’s colour pallets range from the classic clean whites, browns and blacks of traditional Japanese ceramics, to playful blues, turquoise and greens, drawing on natural landscapes of oceans, forests and night skies, as well as the earthy greens and browns of quintessential 60s and 70s stoneware.
Choose your aesthetic
The combination of glaze and temperature during firing determine the colour of the finished product. While variations in colour occur naturally, the general style can be chosen. Each piece comes out unique and no two pieces are ever the same.
Photos by Vaughan Norman.
The Pottery Process
All pottery starts it’s life as raw clay, sourced from Aotearoa and the USA. Flat pieces such as plates, wakas and serving dishes are made from thin, rolled-out slabs of clay. Whereas circular pieces such as mugs or bowls are spun on a pottery wheel.
Vaughan is delighted to take custom orders from anywhere in New Zealand. Be inspired by anything you see on this website and tell him your dream pieces. He will walk you through the process of creating a custom order so you can be confident you’ll get something you’re going to love!