Michael is one of New Zealand’s most respected potters. He established Tarariki Pottery in Hauraki over 20 years ago.
Mike’s ability as a thrower is excellent and his glazes are stunning, but the essence of his pieces goes way beyond technicalities. There is a quality that makes each piece a statement.
In Mike’s words-
“It becomes my voice in clay. Talking to, and from, the relationship of this environment and culture.”
His tile stories and pots are rich in imagery and symbolism.
Mike is the recipient of numerous National awards and deserves the title-Master of Clay!