Baye Pewhairangi Riddell - Ngati Porou, Whanau a Ruataupare
Born 1950, Tokomaru Bay. Baye began his vocation as a ceramicist in 1973. He won a Fullbright scholarship in 1989 and travelled to the USA with colleague Manos Nathon, this visit resulted in ongoing international networks, exchange visits and exhibitions with native American artists and ceramicists. He is co-founder of the group Kai Hanga Uku, Maori Ceramic artists and continues to spread the gospel through his work according to the principles of Christianity and Maoritanga .
"Mine is a simple clay - rugged and spiritual. My clay I dig from a swamp on ancestral family land and is prepared with care and respect."
Baye Riddell Nga Arahi Clay ipu