Open Ceramic Awards 2021

Witness Leans
Selected by Carla Ruka for the
Open Ceramic Awards 2021

Quarry Arts Centre, Whangarei
26 November – 18 December 2021

Update: Winner of the Judges Merit Award for ‘judicious use of colour’ (Masters) 

View the online catalogue here.

The Wairarapa is a river, awa valley from the Tararuas to Onoke, Ngutu o Te Awa. Always there were/are river stones, bedding the river, under the soil. Time is measured vertically in layers of rocks connecting us to our ancestors through the land, te whenua, woven by the Ruamāhanga and all its tributaries. Witness leans as if against a fellow stone under the dark green flowing river water, wai, dented with age.

QuarryArts Witness Leans Lisa Donaldson Ceramics

“Witness Leans”