Patti Cocker

Address

34 Brookes Street
Inglewood

Category

Ceramics

Features

Studio will be open for the full 10 days

Studio open by appointment outside the trail days

Wheelchair accessible

Art Trail

East Taranaki

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I got hooked on pottery by a potter friend who had built a brick diesel fired kiln and later converted it to gas fired. That was over 40 years ago. A few years later I bought a gas fired kiln of my own and that enabled me to pot full time. At that time I was making wheel thrown domestic ware and some hand made slab work. I was also a member of a pottery co-operative in Auckland. However when we moved to New Plymouth and I attempted to restart the pottery I struggled with the direction that I wanted to go in. I had been impressed with Katy Gold's style of work and that's when I decided to focus on making totems, bird baths, flowers, hanging baskets etc. using bright colours. When Brian retired we decided to work together to produce a range of work for indoors and out in the garden.