New Zealand's most renowned artist

Maurice Bennett: The Toastman


It was only natural that with my interest in fire and passion for unpredictability that it embodies, that I would be drawn to the art of making ceramics.
For the past few years I have engaged in the techniques of Pit firing, Raku, and the Japanese method of firing known as Anagama.
I have been amaze by the number of effects that one is able to achieve form the various firing methods and by the huge amount of knowledge that there is to be learnt, as these methods all date back over many centuries.