Artist Profile

Rene Boyd approaches working with clay in her own unique style using botanical themes as patterns which makes her work instantly recognisable. Her work is crisply contemporary and can be found in galleries and design stores around New Zealand.

Many of her pieces are pierced, allowing light to play its part in the overall sculptural effect of Renes wall sculpture, lamps and vessels. Each piece is made by hand, by building up slabs of clay using subtle textures and delicate matt glazing. The intent of her work is to express movement, texture and light with a contemporay theme and this imagery is reflected in the designs of her sculpture and table ware pieces.

Rene has a Diploma in Ceramics and her work has been selected for various exhibitions in recent years including New Zealand's premier ceramic exhibition, The Portgage Ceramic Awards.