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Works made for commercial sale through my website and studio open days between 2020-22




A River from above

June 2022, 116 objects 

A river from above stems from research into historic aerial photographs and maps of Waitaha/Canterbury’s braided rivers. Interested in the variegated paths of these river systems, their habits and developments, hemmed in by farming and colonial investments and infrastructure, this coollection of pottery visits the intrigue and beauty of an uncontrollable and rare river. Using sediments, rocks and materials from these rivers and other local sites around Aotearoa, Caitlin imagines a material collection born from these cold and unpredictable sites.




Darker Rock Velvet


August 2021, 79 objects

Darker Rock Velvet takes its name from Aotearoa’s Codium Convolutum (Darker Rock Velvet) seaweed, with the collection echoing the intertidal zones of Banks Peninsula and Te Waipounamu. Small amounts of local clays, sands and materials foraged from around Banks Peninsula are imbued in many of the pieces.



Iron Floss


December 2021, 43 objects

Iron Floss developed from a body of research into high firing clay bodies, both with gas and electric kilns, taking them up to temperatures around cone 10 (1260 dgs). Caitlin investigated high firing glazes, clays and sediments to craft a shimmering, soft and melted series of pieces.



Tidal Zone


August 2021, 4 objects

Tidal Zone is a ceramic investigation into the intertidal zone around Horomaka/Banks Peninsula in Christchurch, New Zealand. Interested in a series of dumps of sea glass from winter storms in and around Governors Bay, Caitlin sought to replicate the intertidal zone of this area through the melting of foraged sea glass, sediments and stones from that area.




Carrier


September 2020, 45 objects

Carrier is Caitlin’s first commercial collection as a potter. It follows material research into handbuilt domestic ware. Challenging the clean shapes of an Ikea store, Caitlin makes wobbly, marbled shapes to tell stories over.

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