Nelson Suter Art Society
to promote and encourage the cultivation and production of work in the visual arts
Rebekah Hall is a ceramic artist living and working at the top of the South Island New Zealand. Originally a Mental Health Nurse from the UK she moved to New Zealand with her family in 2005.
She initially undertook studies in Sculpture, Design and Life Drawing at Hungry Creek Art School, Puhoi followed by a Diploma in Ceramic Art, Auckland Studio Potters, 2013.
A move to Marlborough in 2016 saw her reconnect with her art practice, and she now works full time from The Kauri Tree Studio at her home in Picton. She is represented by a select number of galleries around New Zealand and is a member of Ceramics NZ.
"The creative process for me is always a slow one, it is about taking time to connect with the natural world surrounding me, exploring this a little deeper but also listening to the emotional response that this observation and connection ignites within me. I will draw, paint, and use chalk and charcoal to study the forms in more detail, these often become works in their own right.
My inspiration comes from pattern, texture and the colours found within the stunning landscape of the Marlborough Sounds.
Working with a select range of clays, primarily Porcelain my aim is that my pieces are an elegant, simple, restrained nod to the original inspiration rather than a direct copy. I often incorporate local clays and sand into the work to reference their humble beginnings giving my work and myself a sense of place.
More recently I am intrigued by beauty found in decay, whether from natural or manmade forms, changing colours over time made by weathering, the disintegration of material returning to the earth and shadows created by the skeleton left behind.
These works encourage you to get close, explore from different viewpoints and hopefully enable the viewer to connect with me in a shared story of place."