WEEKLY UPDATES



                                                   IN THE TIME OF CORONA (11.05.2020)

IN THE TIME OF CORONA (11.05.2020)

Level 2 coming up

Here are two photographs of the South Wall. Paintings are being regrouped and furniture moved around.

The photograph on the left shows a wider view of the relocated furniture and paintings being readied for what should be their final position for a while.

The photograph on the right shows a range of new pottery, three Birdleg bottles and a bowl with their first coat of glaze waiting for their next coat and three Birdy Wall hangings needing some more glaze as well. I should be able to show these items after their next glaze fire before the end of the week.

I hope to give you another update when Level 2 starts or by next Monday whichever comes first.

Hope every body is hale and hearty!

Cheers Tony

                                                       IN THE TIME OF CORONA   (02.05.2020) 

IN THE TIME OF CORONA   (02.05.2020) 

Level 3 now.

First kiln firing ready to go with a raku component as the Penguin studio gears up for Level 3 when small groups of invited visitors will be able to make and take home a unique ceramic piece as well as create their named tile ring to go on The Kaiaua Bird Sculpture.

The photograph on the left shows an exterior view of the kiln and the photograph on the right shows the interior, with the 2019 Count your Blessings platter on top holding some ceramic spikes to be used in picture framing. At top there are 2 Birdleg bottles getting bisqued, one has a visitor made bowl getting glazed sitting on its stopper. In the foreground on the lower shelf can be seen more visitor bowls and a Birdy wall hanging being glazed. The preliminary wick flame is going, ready to light the pilot LPG and eventually the forced air oil fuel feed.


                                                                    IN THE TIME OF CORONA 24.04.2020

IN THE TIME OF CORONA     (24.04.2020)

Well it is coming to the end of Level 4 in New Zealand and the Penguin Studio is changing focus a little with more emphasis on ceramic production and studio layout so that there is stock available to visitors and the studio area (inside and out) is easily navigable ,accessible and attractive enough to entice people to travel to Whakatiwai once they are allowed to.

The top photo shows the South Wall just about ready for cataloging and the bottom photo features a relatively new painting MORPHIC that is under way. On the table are completed circular tiles for the TOREA MANGU sculpture, a couple of Penguins and some ceramic stuff.

I will be making a regular weekly update of the site and I have promised a few patrons that I will be getting some autobiographical stuff done and that I will give the catalogue section some urgent attention both of which should happen in the very near future.

Hope everybody is well and not too stressed.

Cheers Tony