The above pieces were a recent purchase from The Vivian, which is a gallery located in Matakana. It is a charming space, built specifically as a gallery, housed in a gorgeous setting on 3 acres of pasture, native bush and ponds. The Vivian was established by a group of local professional artists who exhibit throughout the country but seldom in their own community. Their intention is to show art by both themselves and other contemporary artists.
The exhibition on at the time of my visit was a show concerned with the collaboration of pieces between potters and painters. The three clay pieces I bought were by artists Harriet Stockman and Shelley Norton. They have worked together in the provision and combination of clay and the making and painting of each piece.
I am loving my new acquired artwork and the pleasure they bring and I would highly recommend a visit to The Vivian gallery if you are in the Matakana area. Not just for the art but the stunning surroundings. It is a place to spend some time and immerse yourself in the peaceful rural location.