Alex Wilkinson is the maker behind Mystery Creek Ceramics and Kapu Uku.
I found clay and my passion for the pottery medium in 2015 at a beginner’s class at The Waikato Society of Potters. Clay as it does for so many people sparked an absolute love for making and self-expression in me to the point where I find myself a ceramic artist today.
I credit pottery with helping me out of a severe period of depression and putting me back on the path of valuing myself and my contribution to the world. I simply would not be here if it were not for me trying a night class in pottery and my incredible support network.
I am currently studying at The Waikato Institute of Technology in their honours program in sculpture focusing on ceramics. Through this course I hope to extend my learning and understanding of clay and where that fits in the larger sculpture world.
Mystery Creek Ceramics has developed out of a love for nerikomi and functional beautiful tableware. I currently have three amazing staff and regularly take interns into my studio to teach them about the niche process I love so much.
Passing my passion for ceramics on is my favourite part of my practice and I do this through teaching. I currently co-ordinate and teach the Diploma in Arts and Design, Ceramics Program at The Waikato Society of Potters through Otago Polytechnic.
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