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Artist Talk – Carla Ruka Ceramics NZ Touring Potter Programme 2022
June 10, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
This talk is FREE but please register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/artist-talk-carla-ruka-tickets-354981528307
Artist Talk – Carla Ruka
Ceramics NZ Touring Potter Programme 2022
The Ceramics Association of New Zealand presents an artist talk with Carla Ruka.
Join one of Aotearoa’s leading ceramic artists, Carla Ruka, as she discusses her
work and practice as an indigenous artist and as a member of the Māori clay
collective Ngā Kaihanga Uku. Ruka is known for her large-scale hand-built forms
made using a unique coiling technique that she has developed during her 22-year
practice. Her series Hineukurangi and Māori Angels Series are among her most
recognised works. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Carla Ruka speak during her
visit as part of the Ceramics NZ Touring Potter Programme, supported by Creative
NZ. Please register as spaces are limited.
Carla Ruka biography
Representing Aotearoa for Indigenous ceramics Carla is a formidable artist in her
field. As an active member of Ngā Kaihanga Uku – Māori Clay Artist Collective and
committee member of Auckland Studio Potters, Carla has been a practicing ceramic
artist since 2000, completing her studies in Māori Art and Design focused on
ceramics from a Māori and Wahine Toa perspective. Ruka has participated in
national and international projects undertaken by Ngā Kaihanga Uku and has
fostered connections within the ceramics community through her work at Driving
Creek Pottery and as the Director of Auckland Studio Potters. In 2020 she curated
the exhibition “NUku” at Te Uru Waitākere Contemporary Gallery.
“My work is a reflection of my spirit, I can see a piece I made 10 years ago and still
remember exactly how I felt when I made it”
Tribal Affiliations: Ngā Puhi, Ngāti Whātua