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The Portage Ceramic Awards 2007

The Portage Ceramic Awards 2007
exhibition runs 12 October - 2 December 2007

DeAnne Lawford-Smith from Taupo took the top prize worth $12,000 with Keeping Quiet and Heart of Glass. ³Ideas for mysculptures come from ancient clay and stone fertility figures. I also like showing a comparison between female and vessel forms, combining the two into one whole. While the exterior form is static, I like to give a sense of an inner dimension and personality. The textures and colours allude to the thermal and volcanic nature of the central plateau where I live. I also incorporate shell, fern and koru symbols on the surface of the forms, which show a link to the New Zealand land and seascape.²

The Portage Licensing Trust and The Trusts Charitable Foundation continue their growing support with prize money totalling $20,000. The other award winners are:

John Parker, John Green Waitakere Artist Award Winner for Lattice Bowl.
Greg Barron, Merit Award Winner for Altered Vase with Crackle Pattern.
Tim Holman, Merit Award Winner for Coco.
Katherine Smyth, Merit Award Winner for Squash.
Onlie Ong, Merit Award Winner for Dining.

Lopdell House Gallery
Open 10am - 4.30pm daily
Corner Titirangi and South Titirangi Roads
Waitakere City
PO Box 60 109 Titirangi

The 2007 Portage Ceramic Awards runs 12 October - 2 December 2007
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