Ceramic Artist/Studio Potter
Handcrafted Ceramics and Jewellery, pasta bowls, teapots, casserole dishes, olive oil bottles, dinner plates, coffee cups, terracotta garden pots, flower vases, jugs, urns, platters and much more
Phone: 0438 578 839 Email: email@example.com
Originally from New Zealand, Peter Knuckey travelled to Japan in 1965 where he studied ceramics under a famous Master Potter, Takeichi Kawai. After four years in Japan, Peter Knuckey returned to New Zealand with a Japanese wife and set up his own pottery studio.
In 1977, Knuckey was offered a teaching position at the Canberra School of Art. After a number of years teaching ceramics in various schools around Australia, Knuckey realised a life long dream, and travelled to Europe, teaching and working in many historic places.
Peter enjoys working, and sharing knowledge, with other crafts people.
Coal fired - Matsushima, Totsuka Japan
Wood fired climbing - Kawai, Kyoto Japan
Oil kiln (2 chamber), Auckland New Zealand
Mainly gas fired (wood/oil), Australia
Born New Plymouth, New Zealand
Studied under Margaret Milne, Auckland, New Zealand
Travelled to Japan:
Built own studio near Kawai's studio in Kiyomizu Potters District in Kyoto (working on traditional kick wheel)
Produced own work, firing in K. Kawai's woodfired climbing kiln each month. Held two one-man exhibitions at Tokyo's Takashimaya Department Store
Built own Pottery Studio and kilns at Birkenhead, Auckland, N.Z, and established "Mishido Pottery"
Produced full range of "Mishido Ware" (functional and art pieces) for selected galleries in Auckland, Cambridge, Taupo, Wellington, Christchurch, Invercargill and also Sydney, Australia
Part-time Teacher at Auckland Potters School, N.Z.
Full-time Lecturer at Canberra School of Art, Canberra, Australia (2 years)
Full-time Lecturer at Tasmania School of Art, Hobart, Australia (18 months)
Lecturer in Ceramics at Caulfield Institute of Technology, Melbourne Australia (18 months)
Designed and built interior of own Japanese Restaurant (Nanzen Japanese Teahouse) in South Yarra, Melbourne, Australia
Lecturer in Ceramics at Victoria College, Prahran campus, Melbourne
Re-established "Mishido Pottery", producing large Classical pots for gardens and interiors. Also produced large range of functional and art pieces (terracotta, stoneware and porcelain) Melbourne, Australia
Part-time Lecturer in Ceramics at Victoria College (Burwood campus)
Embarked on self-funded World Tour throughout the U.K., Central Europe, Japan and New Zealand. Held lectures, workshops and worked and shared knowledge with studio potters in England, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, Greece and New Zealand.
Artist in Residence at Terra Studios, Fayettville, Arkansas, USA
Continued "World Tour" - Japan, U.K., Germany, France, Austria, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Hungary and Romania
Won the Hungarian Throwing Championships in Sümegprága, Hungary
Producing functional wares, Richmond, Melbourne Australia
Teaching pottery class at Allwood House Living and Learning Centre, Hurstbridge, Vic, Australia
Auckland Studio Potters Magazine (NZ), Auckland
New Zealand Pottery Glass and Giftware Magazine (Potter's Life in Japan)
Building/Home Magazine (NZ) etc articles in Auckland New Zealand
Tasmania - Hobart Potters Society Exhibition - review
"The Tile" book by Kenneth Clark (England) my tile work represented
"500 Pitchers" book by Lark Books (USA) my work represented
Takashimaya Department Store, Tokyo, Japan
Takashimaya Department Store, Tokyo, Japan
John Leech Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Japan Day Exhibition, Auckland, New Zealand
’The Group’ Show, Auckland, New Zealand
East Coast Bays Festival, Auckland, New Zealand
Craft Horizons Gallery, Titirangi, Auckland, New Zealand
Auckland Potters Society Show, Auckland War Memorial Museum, N.Z.
Auckland Pottery Society Show, Auckland War Memorial Museum, N.Z.
"Images Now" C.I.T. Staff Show, Pottery Gallery, Sydney, Australia
"VCG" Victoria Ceramic Group Annual exhibition
"La Poterie du Mesnil de Bavent", Normandy, France
"AB ORIGINE" (Espacio de Diseno) Craft Gallery, Madrid, Spain
A Chalice for a Church, Coromandel, New Zealand
Wine bottles for Corbans Wines Ltd and San Marino Wines, Auckland, N.Z.
Tiles for Canberra TAFE College (50 yrs commemorative), Australia
L. Baptismal Font, Oil Bottles, Holy Water Fonts - St Marys Church, Mt Evelyn, Vic. Australia
Commemorative bowls for Allwood House Living and Learning Centre, Hurstbridge, Vic, Australia
Auckland War Memorial Museum & Art Museum, New Zealand
Waikato Art Museum, Hamilton, New Zealand
New Zealand, Japan, Australia, England, U.S.A., Argentina, Thailand, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Austria, France, Greece, Hungary, Denmark, Switzerland, Spain
WORKS IN GALLERIES - 2006
"La Poterie du Mesnil de Bavent", Normandy, FRANCE
"Hubertus Menzel and Anna Schaffler Ceramic Gallery", Roccatederighi, Toscana, ITALY
"AB ORIGINE" Craft Gallery, Madrid, SPAIN
"Topferei Starke Gallery", Lich, GERMANY
"SKEPSI" On Swanston", Gallery, Melbourne, Vic. AUSTRALIA
"Hurstbridge Gallery", Hurstbridge, Vic. AUSTRALIA
1993, 95, 96
Extensive Teaching and workshops throughout Sweden (Kuben Art School Örebro; Keramic Skolan Lidköping; Lund University; Ostra Grevie-Vellinge; Hoganas Skane)
"Gustavsberg", SWEDEN  (Teachers Group) ("Throwing / Altered Forms")