Manukau Courier : January 6th 2011
2 MANUKAU COURIER, JANUARY 6, 2011 NEWS 19 Kenderdine Rd (Off Wyllie Rd) Papatoetoe Ph: 277 0994 2 Coronation Rd (Off Shirley Rd) Papatoetoe Ph: 278 8454 48 Tennessee Ave (Off Massey Rd & Chadwick Cr) Mangere East Ph: 258 5093 Web Page: www.kiwicarepreschool.co.nz Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Parents of babies to 6 year olds Do call our friendly staff today about your child's needs THIS SATURDAY And every Saturday afterwards 6PM - MIDNIGHT Free live entertainment, 200 stalls, 50 food stalls, Xmas bargains, arts n crafts, fashionware, antiques, electronic games, rides. All weather, in the carpark under The Warehouse, Westfield Pakuranga Plaza Phone 576 5223 or 027 689 9520 Cnr Picton & Walter MacDonald St's, Howick 88 Great South Road, Manurewa www.resthavenfunerals.co.nz Ph 533 7493 Ph 267 2530 MT WELLINGTON WITH PASTORS PETER & BEV MORTLOCK Mt Wellington Highway - Entrance, Aranui Rd, Opposite Sylvia Park 6am-TUESDAY&FRIDAY 9am-SUNDAY TV3 PRIME .com 3271649AE Potter a pioneer Dynamic duo: Peter and Diane on the deck of his old home studio. Peter Stichbury's name might not be on everyone's lips but his mugs might have been. Reporter Hinerangi Vaimoso and photographer Simon Watts visit one of New Zealand's pottery giants Pot plants: One-off pots that didn't quite make the cut. CONTINUED Page 3 Queues of people used to line the long driveway of Peter Stichbury's south Auckland home just to get their hands on his work. It was the 1970s. The revolution of liberation and individuality that had started in the 60s was now in full swing. Kiwis liked experimentation, they liked life a little left of centre and they were well over the floral teacups of the 50s. That's what made the annual open day on the back lawn of New Zealand's most prolific potter and his wife Diane's Manurewa home so appealing. They'd send out at least 1000 invites and for seven weeks leading up to the first Sunday of December, life for the whole family would be flat tack''. The open days were great. People used to come and do their Christmas shopping and meet up with friends,'' Diane says. We'd have all our family here help- ing out. Even the children, just so we could swan around and say hello to everyone.'' Diane's legendary scones were always a hit,'' Peter adds. The couple worked tirelessly in Peter's home studio making thousands of pots, teacups, bowls and plates to keep up with demand. We'd be carrying load after load to the kiln and I remember just being so tired I couldn't walk any more,'' Diane says. While the Stichbury name might not seem familiar at first glance, images of his work are likely to trigger fond memories of a classic Kiwi upbringing.
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