At present I am very fascinated with raku firing, the element of surprise, the variety of colours and working with fire. My work includes functional tableware, candle holders, wind chimes and much more. The work in my gallery is all original and made on the premises.
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Wood-fired pottery - Not suitable for food

Wall Art


Raku Kiln

Using the Raku Kiln with wood chips

Raku Fire

Raku in full flame

Cleaning bowls

Cleaning the bowls after being Raku fired


Renate von Petersdorff

In the beautiful environment of the Marlborough Sounds where I have my studio and gallery, I am creatively inspired by nature and the peacefulness of what is around me. I was introduced to pottery in 1992 as I came first to New Zealand and I fell in love with it. It is a very tactile form of art and I love working with my hands. Back in Germany I attended a graphic design school for two years from 1980 to 1982 and then trained in organic farming.
20 years ago I moved to New Zealand. I opened my own gallery in 1988. I work mainly on the wheel but also enjoy doing some slab work and hand building.

Come visit in the Marlborough Sounds

Just 30 minutes drive from Picton, 45 minutes from Blenheim or 1 hour from Nelson

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Contact information

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Tai Tane Pottery
810 Queen Charlotte Drive
RD1 Picton 7281
Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand

Phone: 03 574 2140
Mobile: 021 124 1779