Neils involvement with clay developed during the 90s and in 1999 he left behind his career as an Architect and principal in an Architectural practice to pursue his passion for pottery. Galleries throughout NZ were selling his work and he expanded this base and joined 2 pottery co-operatives in Christchurch. He joined with the other directors in setting up the Arts en Vogue Gallery in 2004.
Form, colour and attention to detail are features of Neils work, developing from his architectural background, his natural ability in building things and his interest in chemistry which has flowed into a passion in the use of coloured glazes and different methods of firing. Much of his work is reduction fired in a gas kiln and he is also a salt glazer, with raku firing another of his specialities.
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