The Boggy Creek Pottery is situated near Bellingen in northern New South Wales, Australia. From a studio with lovely views over her garden and into a forest Kari Winer creates work that sells through a potter’s cooperative – Bellingen Studios – at the famous Bellingen Community Markets on the 3rd Saturday of every month – Look for the Bellingen Studios stall in the ‘old markets’ area. If you can’t make the markets contact Kari for a studio visit.
Kari says “The surface treatment of clay is my primary concern. I try to enhance the character of clay rather than hide it under glazes. My animal sculptures have become a vehicle to explore the naked clay surface. Rather than hide cracks and textures of the clay I use them to highlight my work. My raku work is also generally naked raku – highly burnished with a fine slip to enhance the naked clay surface marked only by smoke“.
Contact The Boggy Creek Pottery at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Artist – Kari Winer
Kari was a high school teacher of music and art before embarking on an academic career. Kari lectured in Arts Education at the University of Canberra and the University of Southern Queensland. She now dedicates her time to classical guitar and ceramics.
In 2013 Kari will be exhibiting as part of a group show “Quinessential” along with artists George Partos, Ann O’Brien, Robyn Simon and Lyndall Edsall. The Quinessential exhibition is in the Nexus Gallery at the Old Butter Factory 1 Doepel Street, Bellingen. Quinessential opens at 3:00pm Sunday May 26 2013 and runs until June 21.