Lynette Hirst is based in Tasman, having worked with clay for 16 years, it is only over the last 5 years that she has been able to dedicate herself fulltime to this artform. Lynette has mastered various techniques, including a Japanese method called nerikomi, orginating from China from 2000 years ago. The process involves constructing hand coloured clays to build up multi coloured blocks to eventually make absolutely unique pieces. Her work can be found in homes around New Zealand, as well as overseas.
"Every item I create is designed, coloured, formed, structured, melded or decorated and fired by my hand and all pieces are totally unique. I consult with my eye and the natural beauty around me to create an abstract alternative."