A collaborative ceramic work by potter Peter Collis and artist Julie Collis which was inspired by a recent trip to Bora Bora.
This new work explores the forms of weaving and basket work seen in Polynesian culture.
530 mm20 & 3/4 in
200 mm7 & 3/4 in
230 mm9 in
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Blue, black or white.
Peter’s knowledge of glaze and firing techniques merge to create a bounty of forms and tactile finishes that inspire respect, and beg to be touched.
Some pieces, like his Waka, are almost frightening with their intense colors and seemingly fragile edges. Other pieces, like his vases, are models of simplicity and elegance.
Peter has been fully focused on the art and design of ceramics since 1978 and his work is represented in public and private collections in New Zealand and overseas,
including Auckland, Singapore, Taipei, the US and British Columbia.
His work has been presented as gifts by the New Zealand Government to Nelson Mandela, 1998; to Taiwan Mayors and Ambassadors of Korea and Taiwan by the North Shore City 2001-2 as well as to the Mayor of British Columbia 1990 and the Admiral of Singapore, 2002.
Peter has won numerous awards and has judged over 20 ceramic competitions. Peter has exhibited all over the world with more than 50 solo exhibitions since 1978 in New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan and Dubai.