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Updated: Mar 7, 2019

Dame Doreen Blumhardt was a notable arts educator, a persuasive public advocate for craft and a distinguished potter.

Helen Mason, Dish, 1960. Materials: stoneware. Collection of The Dowse Art Museum, Dame Doreen Blumhardt Collection

An exhibition honouring her is showing at the Dowse Art Museum. Doreen Blumhardt: Jet-Powered Meteor features some of Dame Doreen’s own pots and a selection of works from her personal ceramics collection.

Dame Doreen was known for her generosity, energy and vigour and was described by her colleagues as a ‘jet-powered meteor’. The exhibition highlights some of her key relationships by displaying works by close friends and mentors, including Shōji Hamada, Peter Stichbury and Helen Mason.


Doreen Blumhardt: Jet-Powered Meteor

Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt

Until 1 April 2018



First published ArtZone #73