Ngāti Ngahere/Te Whakatōhea/Māori
Date of birth
Tangimoe Clay is a weaver from Ōpōnae, in the remote Waioeka Gorge. An interest in harakeke (flax) began in her marae’s plantation, where she learned about the various flax types and their uses. This grew into an experimental weaving practice that echoed the traditions within which it was founded, taught to her by kuia (female elder) Maggie Tai.
Clay is the owner of Tangata Whenua Gallery in Ōpōtiki, which sells her work and that of other Māori artists and makers.
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