Paul Melser

life has been focused around pottery since age ten. At that time, I used to play in the pottery at Ardmore Teachers College after school. I’ve continued that play ever since – building a pottery in Wellington around 1960, Featherston in 1966 and at my present Carterton property in 1974. Apart from short periods of travel and catastrophe (the Carterton pottery burned down in 1976), I have been making pots continuously throughout that time.
Painting became a major preoccupation when I started Life Drawing regularly in 1990. This was followed by study at Auckland University of Technology where I completed a BFA in 1999, an MFA from Massey Wellington in 2004 and a PhD from Massey in 2011


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