Born in Te Awamutu in the North Island and then growing up in the South Island, Chris graduated from Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin in 1976 with a Diploma in Fine and Applied Arts with Distinction in Design and Sculpture and a Certificate in Ceramics. Attracted by the landscape and lifestyle he moved back to the West Coast and built a studio and kilns at Kaniere, east of Hokitika, where he has chosen to live and work.
He has gained national and international recognition, regularly exhibiting, attending residences and teaching workshops both in New Zealand and overseas. He has won several major awards and has been the recipient of Creative New Zealand Study and Creative Development Grants. He is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics and is represented in many public and private collections and has featured in several publications.
“Clay has been an obsession for most of my life, with the focus particularly on tableware. Form and function are my over-riding concerns as is attention to detail. The design process excites me and it is usually during the making that new work evolves. The teapot form interests me the most because of the design challenges and scope for expression that if offers.” - Chris Weaver
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