Kōrero, Art Talk

DIY making of a gas raku kiln from old honey drum lined with insulation.

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Welcome to Karen Wilde Art’s kōrero blog. Here you will find discussions around making, ceramics, surface experiments, tutorials, kiln firings and behind the scenes of studio life. Enjoy!

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Firing Large Ceramics

Let’s be honest, when it comes to art, bigger is “usually” better when it comes to the laws of viewer attraction. There is a reason that large scale installations draw most of the attention (good or bad) at museums and galleries. I’m not saying that smaller works can’t be equally…

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How did you Make That?

People are curious by nature. We want to know how things work? Who made this? What is its purpose? When it comes to creatives and collectors of objects, the question becomes “How was this made?” Most artists will include what materials they use, perhaps a brief explanation of the process…

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Artist Karen Wilde standing on top of a mountain in New Zealand, overlooking South Island lake Wanaka and snow capped ranges.

About Me

Hi, I’m Karen. A nature-loving NZ artist who experiments with fire, clay and glaze alchemy to make unique, original contemporary sculptures and small-batch ceramics. As a practising artist, I wear a few creative hats in Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland’s art community, including gallery and foundry assistant. Read more

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