Briar Monro

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I began working with clay in 2017 after 30 years as a director and producer of theatre, dance, events and festivals and working in arts sector development.

I primarily work with New Zealand clay, creating wheel-thrown functional-ware. My work is strongly influenced by the natural environment, traditional Japanese pottery, and mid-century modern aesthetics.

I was born and raised in Whangārei and recently returned to Te Tai Tokerau to build a studio, wood kiln, food forest and home on a half-acre of clay and kikuyu in Parua Bay. Since returning home I have joined the Quarry Arts Centre board and helped to form the Northland Woodfiring Roopu which will begin regular community wood firings from May.

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