Specialising in sculpturally designed forms using distinctive glazes and styles on handmade ceramic pottery that’s not mass produced, I’ve been creating pieces of fine ceramic art and tableware for more than 30 years.
I started potting when I was 14 years old. Weekends were spent with friends exploring the characteristics of clay and experimenting with glazes using wood ash and clay materials. My father bought me my first throwing wheel for my 15th birthday. I went on to study pottery and sculpture at Elam Art School at The University of Auckland, and later headed north to live in the Hokianga, making pottery, building my own house and studio on 24 acres of bush clad hills and starting a family. I moved back to Auckland in the 1980s and now work from a purpose built pottery in Avondale. - Bob Steiner, Steiner Ceramics