Come and check out ipu from Emma (346 Ceramics) and Bryony (Mea by Bryony Puketapu) in Emma’s (hopefully) sunny garden. There will be baking, activities, pets and pots! Read more about both of us below.
Mea by Bryony Puketapu
Ko Pukeatua tōku maunga
Ko Waiwhetū me Te Awakairangi ōku awa
Ko Tokomaru tōku waka
Ko Te Āti Awa me te Kuki Airani ōku iwi
Ko Puketapu tōku hāpu
Ko Waiwhetū tōku marae
Ko Arohanui ki Te Tangata te whare tupuna
Ko Bryony ahau
Over the last year uku and its tikanga has been incredibly healing in my reclamation journey of te ao Māori. It’s helped me to realise my identity has always informed the way I work, rather than what I make.
My whānau are all creators and repairers so I am guided by practical and sustainable problem solving, leading me down my path to ngā mea ataahua. The journey is more important to me than the finished product itself. I feel this is inherently me and…he māori ahau!
Tēnā koutou katoa.
Ko Ingarangi, ko Kōtirana, ko Itāria, ko Aerana te whakapaparanga mai. Ko Tāmaki Makaurau te whenua tupu, engari kei Te Whanganui-a-Tara ahau e noho ana. Kō Emma ahau.
I started messing about with clay in April 2022 and things escalated quickly… I now have a wee studio at home which is where you’ll find me when I’m not at my day job. I love making things that people can use, and I love that my flops and failures can be recycled so nothing gets wasted (at least until it goes into the kiln!). I’ve also found a great new community in Pōneke through pottery – potters are such fabulous folks. I’m excited to be part of this cool initiative, though somewhat intimidated by being listed alongside so many professsional artists!