Davina Duke

Te Kauae Raro

Te Kauae Raro by Davina Duke

Artwork Detail

Kei Takahiwai te tūrangawaewae o Davina Duke, i reira whakatūria ai tōna ‘ukushack’ – te whare uku e mahi ai ia i tōna toi. Kei te whakamahi ia i te uku raku mā o Ahitereiria nō te Quarry Arts Centre i Whangarei. He nui te onepū angiangi kei roto i te uku Raku, ka mutu ka taea te wera tino teitei e tika ana mō ngā ipu uku. Kei te puritia tōna kirihoutanga e pai ai hei hanga i ngā ipu kaitā. Ka whakamahia ā-ringa te tukanga niko hei hanga i ngā ipu e toru. Ka takahurihurihia te ipu i runga i te wīra rakaraka, ā, ka āta hamahamahia ā-hoe rākau, ko te taputapu tārai whakatara hei whakamaheni i te mata.

Davina Duke’s whenua (land) is at Takahiwai, where she established a ‘ukushack’ – the uku (clay) studio where she bases her practice. She uses an Australian white raku clay sourced from the Northland Arts Quarry in Whangarei. Raku clay has a large content of fine grog in the body and can be fired to stoneware temperatures. It retains excellent plasticity making it suitable for large-scale pots. The three vessels were hand-built using the coiling method. Each pot was then rotated on a banding wheel and gently beaten into shape using a wooden paddle, in conjunction with a serrated kidney tool used to create their even surface.

Title
Te Kauae Raro
Artist/creator
Production date
2020
Medium
fired white raku clay and white slip
Dimensions
300 x 240 x 250 mm
Credit line
Courtesy of the artist
Accession no
X2020/46/1
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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