portage ceramic awards 2018

As an annual update on the state of ceramic practices in Aotearoa, the Portage Ceramic Awards provides insights on current directions and future possibilities. Established in 2001, the awards are a hallmark event for the New Zealand ceramics community, showcasing some of the best contemporary work, and serving as a platform for dialogue about developments in the ceramics field. 

This year’s Portage Ceramic Awards will be judged by American artist Bari Ziperstein. Ziperstein is at the forefront of a thriving ceramic scene in Los Angeles. As well as gallery-based exhibitions and site-specific public installations, Ziperstein also produces functional ceramics through her company, BZippy & Co. Ziperstein will select finalists and winners for this prestigious event, organised and hosted each year by Te Uru in Titirangi with support from The Trusts Community Foundation.

There will be a free exhibition tour with Bari Ziperstein on Saturday 10 November, 12noon.

For Portage-related information and events, visit the Portage homepage or follow the Portage Facebook page. Visit the Auckland Festival of Ceramics Facebook page for information on further festival events.

9 November 2017 – 10 February 2018
Awards evening Thursday 8 November, 6pm

Tickets $40 - (09) 817 8087 | info@teuru.org.nz