Tatyanna Meharry is an artist, potter and ceramics teacher. Practicing ceramics in a mindful manner with resources that are not renewable is a challenge for any potter and Tatyanna creates her work with this in mind. Firmly believing in the tradition of making objects with their own unique functions that are treasure not trash. In this PechaKucha talk Tatyanna will talk about her journey through the Canterbury landscape collecting and sampling local materials which she uses to create a unique paintbox of colour and texture that grounds her forms integrally in the local landscape.
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