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Things for the Table - New work from Chris Weaver

18 March - 01 April 2017


Chris Weaver has earned a reputation as one of New Zealand’s best potters over a career spanning more than 40 years.  He completed his formal training in 1976, graduating with a Diploma in Fine and Applied Arts with Distinction in Design and Sculpture, Certificate in Ceramics - Otago Polytechnic School of Art, Dunedin.

He has been a regular winner of awards and exhibition honours throughout his career. In 2001, he was one of five international guests for the Ceramic Arts Association of Western Australia Is the Dinner Party Dead? symposium and exhibition.

Since 2006, Weaver has been invited to China on three separate occasions. Initially, he was invited as Ceramic Artist for the Workshop on Contemporary Tableware at the Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum. In 2007 he was one of the six New Zealand ceramic artists in residency at the Fule International Ceramic Art Meseum in Fuping. And in 2009 he was the invited Ceramic Artist at the Huaguang Design Symposium in Zibo. 

In 2010, he was invited to be Artist in Residence at the Sturt Arts Centre, Mittagong, NSW, Australia and in 2011 was awarded second prize in the Portage Ceramic Awards, a national annual competition run by Lopdell House, Titirangi, for a pair of his “Made to Measure” teapots.

Most recently Weaver travelled to Peters Valley in New Jersey to take up a scholarship from the 2014 Portage Ceramic Awards.


I participated in a soda/salt workshop by John Hasegawa, reviving my interest in salt-firing as a surface for my work. That led to another invitation to Peters Valley and a series of residencies and workshops in the US and Canada last year, where I developed a new series of faceted tableware.

Chris Weaver’s work is represented in private collections and museums throughout New Zealand, Australia, China and Japan.

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