Peter Stichbury: A potter's world
Exhibition now closed
12 June 2010 – 1 July 2012
Enter the world of New Zealand master potter Peter Stichbury (born 1924), whose experiences in England and Africa have shaped a remarkable career spanning more than fifty years.
In the 1950s, Stichbury travelled to the Leach Pottery in St Ives, England, and to Abuja in Nigeria, where he worked alongside influential English studio potter Michael Cardew and local potters. These experiences provided an enduring source of inspiration for Stichbury. They also allowed him to build a unique and highly personal collection of ceramics – including work by the Leach Pottery and Michael Cardew, and by indigenous Nigerian potters.
Don’t miss the opportunity to view this fascinating and diverse collection of ceramics by one of New Zealand’s finest potters, and the masters whose work inspired him.
Check out Stichbury’s work in Te Papa’s collection.