"My focus has been on making functional ware that can be used in everyday life. I aim to make work that is beautiful to look at, feels good in the hand and is pleasant to use. I think functional wares should be made with their purpose in mind, a vase should enhance the beauty of the flowers, not compete with it, and a bowl or plate should compliment the food served in it.
My aim is not perfection, on the contrary, my belief is that imperfections make the bowls come alive, make them easier to relate to, make them more human. Nature’s perfection lies within its own asymmetry." - Elena Renker
An exhibition of Elena Renker's latest wood-fired pottery opens on the 20th of May at Brendan Adam's Front Room Gallery, 300 Point Chevalier Road, Point Chevalier, Auckland.