Shannon Courtenay

Dry Riverbed and Restaurant Commission

Dry Riverbed

For this project, I set out to create ceramic sculptures that speak to ecology and our impact on the environment. I also worked on a commission with an Auckland restaurant.

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Dry Riverbed

Dry Riverbed

This work is a study of rocks from the Cardrona River. My ceramic rock-making stems from concerns of human impacts on the ecology of our precious lakes and rivers, and what this means for our future. To make the work, I 'borrowed' eighteen rocks from the river which I intend to return. Although a small gesture, I believe that small things accumulate to make big changes.


Restaurant Commission

Tamaki Estuary Mugs

The plates are composed with food and functionality in mind as an extension of a chef's presentation. They offer restaurants the opportunity to buy locally-made and are a collaboration between maker and chef.

Restaurant Commission

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