The work of Snells Beach potter Jocelyn Adolf, who moved north from Greenhithe in 2005, is inspired by her surroundings.
Her home studio looks out over the beach and her work is predominantly of marine life. Brightly coloured kina and seahorse artwork with the odd kereru, koru, and intricately detailed leafy birdbath, adorn her beautiful home and garden.
Although she is an avid painter, the local potters at Kowhai Arts and Crafts group persuaded her to get stuck into the clay.
“This place is amazing, nowhere has the art or the beaches that we have here.”
Even Jocelyn’s fridge is filled with clay in various stages of the creative process. The clay is then fired, glazed and fired again. A high temperature process is used for harder wearing pieces like plates, platters, and bowls. Her work can be seen at galleries across the region including Matakana Art.