Biography

Sue Newitt

1973-1978 Matamata College

1979-1981 Otago Polytechnic School of Fine Arts

1982 Otago Polytechnic Diploma of Ceramics

1983 After finishing my ceramics training I joined a working studio of new graduates in Dunedin set up by Geoff Wilson

1984 Zenith Pottery, Nelson, with Bob Heatherbell and Chris Hinkley

1985-1986 Travel to Europe

1989 Set up own studio workshop with Chris Hinkley at Weka Road, Mariri (near Nelson)

Working here at Weka Road ever since, developing a pottery and a twelve acre property

It has been a wonderful journey being a potter and being self employed. There are many challenges to this lifestyle, but it is a rewarding choice.

Making pottery is like any job, it is a huge commitment of time and energy, but to create something for others to use and enjoy in their lives is what we strive for.

We are lucky in Nelson to have a well established network of potters and other creative people working in the arts. Nelson is a beautiful part of New Zealand with its stunning beaches and coastline, mountain views and outdoor activities from swimming, tramping to biking with the added bonus of plenty of sunshine.