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Creative and functional clay in schools

I would like to see clay being used in schools to enhance learning in other curriculum areas, as well as for the purpose of experiencing and learning different ways of working with clay for either its aesthetic or functional value.

Artist Information

Fiona Lander


Phone: 09-427-9091 or 0210304159

Email: mikefiona@actrix.co.nz


I am a qualified primary teacher. I've been at home with my own children and in this time I've developed a passion for Clay. I've been working with clay for the past 10 years and I'm now completing the diploma in ceramics part time through Otago Polytech. I've successfully exhibited and sold my work through the Orewa Estuary art Gallery and prior to that the Warkworth Craft Gallery. The photos that I've uploaded are photos of my own work as I've not yet undertaken work in schools. AS I would love to combine my teaching and ceramics this is the next obvious step for me.

Programme Information

Arts Practice Medium: Visual Arts

Topics or Genres of Expertise: sculpture, tile making, functional pottery and mould making

Languages Spoken: English

Target Age Group: Junior Primary, Middle Primary, Senior Primary, Junior Secondary, Senior Secondary

Preferred Group Size: Small (1-8)

Regions: Auckland

Space and Resources Required: Clay and firing included, Materials

Indicative Costs:

  • $200 per hour
  • Travel: $0.65c per km

Mode of Delivery: artist in residence, Workshop

Cultural Context: European, European


For the past year I've done general day to day relieving for Red Beach School, and you're welcome to approach them for a character reference. I am currently working out a workshop for Wainui Primary school, costing is flexible and I prefer to work this out with individual schools to suite their needs.

Programme Materials Provided for Schools: No

Photos of Relevant Work by This Artist

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