Open Studio – Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd May , 261 School Road, 10am – 5pm
Two artists. Multiple mediums. One studio.
Of Pakeha and Nga Puhi (Ngati Manu, Te Mahurehure) descent, Todd is a multi-award winning clay sculptor whose work combines carved clay, with contrasting technical glazes and lashing. His work is particularly well known for its beautiful crystal glazes.
Of Indian descent, Karuna is a self-confessed glaze junkie, freely admitting that for her work it’s all about the surface. Supported by her extensive glaze knowledge, Karuna uses 3-dimensional architectural clay tiles to explore the macro of landscapes to the minutiae of surface.
Although they’ve worked alongside each other for over a decade, in 2013 Todd and Karuna brought together their respective skills to create large-scale ceramic work.
Their first two works, Alien Intruders, sculptures of twining and twisting steel vines, topped with otherworldly, triffid-like multi-piece ceramic flowers were selected for the prestigious biennial Sculpture in the Gardens at the Auckland Botanic Gardens (Nov 2013 – Feb 2014).
Alien Intruders was purchased by Sir James Wallace and is now on permanent public display at Pah Homestead in Auckland where the Wallace Arts Trust collection is held.
Todd & Karuna Douglas
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