Annette Bull creates her beautiful ceramic wares from her studio in Clive, Hawke’s Bay.
Annette has a diploma in Ceramic Design from Otago Polytechnic and has since developed her own style of simple vases, jugs and bottles.
“I began working with clay after the birth of my son Max. Initially this involved grabbing moments in the shed with a kickwheel, and then the opportunity to do more formal study through Otago Polytechnic.
My practice is still centered around the wheel, although I think of it more as a tool I use to realise ideas, than as a primary way of working. All sorts of things inspire and influence my work, from rusty wire in my fathers’ shed, my garden, family, and history as a nurse.”