Davina Duke

Name
Davina Duke
Iwi/Ethnicity
Ngātiwai/Māori
Ngāti Rehua/Māori
Patuharakeke/Māori
Taitokerau/Māori
Date of birth
1975
Place of birth
Auckland (city)/Auckland (region)/New Zealand
Nationality
New Zealander
Biography
Born in Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland, Davina Duke is a ceramicist now based in Takahiwai. In the early 1990s, she studied at NorthTec in Whangārei under the tutelage of the ceramicist Geoff Wilson, later being mentored there by Manos Nathan and Colleen Waata Urlich.

Duke has since forged a practice that explores the form and layers of clay. Using a *sgraffito* scratching technique, she embellishes her vessels with puhoro patterns that connect with her Tai Tokerau whakapapa.