brian gartside

Brian Gartside was born in Chorley, Lancashire, England. He came to New Zealand in 1961 but in 1966 returned to London to lecture in Art at the Sydney Webb College of Education.

Returning to New Zealand in 1970, Gartside began lecturing art in Auckland. During this time he was able to set up his own studio and workshop. Now he lives at Pukekohe, where he produces a colourful range of domestic and decorative ware. Brian’s work demonstrates an interest in developing vivid and individually inspired artwork in clay.

Gartside tutors, demonstrates and exhibits widely and successfully. In the past 10 years he has conducted over thirty workshops and seminars in Australia, Canada, Britain and the USA.

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