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Still Playing With Fire


Thu 21 Jun 2018, 10:00am–4:30pm
Fri 22 Jun 2018, 10:00am–4:30pm
Sat 23 Jun 2018, 10:00am–4:30pm
Sun 24 Jun 2018, 10:00am–4:30pm
Mon 25 Jun 2018, 10:00am–4:30pm

Where: Taupo Museum, 4 Story Place, Taupo, Lake Taupo

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: kstephen

Still Playing with Fire follows the successful 2015 exhibition Playing with Fire, by award-winning artist and former Taupō resident Fiona Tunnicliffe and other ceramic artists.

Still Playing with Fire has been curated by Tunnicliffe and the exhibition will display a variety of clay creations – ceramics, multimedia and pottery – from the functional to the inspirational in a new exhibition at Taupō Museum from May 19.

She said potters and ceramic artists aimed to create work that was durable and able to withstand the elements, so it is a good exhibition to find something that would last.

“Colour, surface texture and the feel of the finished piece are vital to the ceramic process whether it’s a coffee mug or a garden sculpture, and the thing that cements that process is fire,” she said.

“The process can include chemistry and physics, and to know when to call an electrician or how to sharpen a chainsaw.”

She said the group of potters either dug clay out of the ground or bought it ready-made in packages. Fire was created in a variety of ways using wood, gas, diesel, electricity or sump oil.

“It is our own approach to these variables that makes our work unique and personal,” she said.
Still Playing with Fire features the works of Tunnicliffe, Janet Smith, Maureen Allison, E.M Mertens, Elsa Lye, Charade Honey, Duncan Shearer and Gareth Andrews.

Taupo Museum is open 7 days, 10am to 4:30pm and entry is free to Taupo District ratepayers with proof of residence and all children.