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