Pottery by John Parker

Tall vase – 31 x 8 – Clay high fired.

John Parker is considered to be one of the leading studio potters in New Zealand. His long involvement with the New Zealand ceramics community formally began with his completion of a Master of Arts (ceramics) from the Royal College in London. He is one of the few local potters to hold formal training in his area, and this period – during which he was heavily influenced by European artists Lucie Rie and Han Coper – gave a strong foundation for the disciplined and intelligent style for which he is now recognised.