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New Zealand artists featured

'Kaitiaki' by Baye Riddell are featured in the exhibit (Courtesy Clatsop Community College)
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Clatsop Community College will have a lecture and slide presentation featuring nine artists from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 17 in the college’s arts building.

Featured artists are Baye Riddell, Wi Taepa, Paerau Corneal, Dorothy Waetford, Carla Ruka, Rhonda Halliday, Stevei Houkamau, Karuna Douglas and Todd Douglas.

The artists are part of the Nga Kaihanga Uku/Maori Clay Artists Collective in New Zealand. The collective began in 1987 and was the birth of a new movement in world ceramics.

Riddell had begun his career as a potter 13 years earlier, ostensibly the first full-time Maori potter.

In later years, Riddell was joined by others and they were dubbed the Tight Five or Nga Tokorima. They have since nurtured and been added to by an accomplished new generation of artists.

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