Title: Dotty Holding Rod
Medium: Ceramic pod
Status: Original Artwork
Dimensions (cm): 12 cm high
Kaye Bustin works with the elements of Nature – clay from the Earth, water to work it, air to dry it, and fire to harden it in her kiln. But Nature also powerfully enters her artwork in design – she loves what she finds in the New Zealand environment to bring beauty and texture to the surface of her ceramic art.
Her works are graced with imprinted impressions of kina and scallop shells, pinecones, and the seedpods of native kowhai, pohutukawa and manuka.
This piece was inspired by the shapes found in the tiny bits of driftwood washed up by the tides. She then transferred this into a 3D shape and form and decorated this piece with slip.
Kaye likes to let the clay show through, so this piece is unglazed.
About the Artist
Kaye’s passion for pottery was initially ignited at the age of 11. She trained as an art teacher and has taught art and ceramics around the world.
Since leaving the England and moving to New Zealand, Kaye has set up Kaye Bustin Studios, where she gives workshops for all ages. Kaye loves helping others to discover their own creative style. The natural beauty on the Kapiti Coast inspires the ceramics that Kaye produces, most of which are hand built.