Marisol discovered her passion for Pottery when she arrived in New Zealand with her family. “The first time I touched clay, I was immediately fascinated by the material and how you can create a unique form from clay and water”.
She began her pottery journey at Studio Potters and furthered her training in ceramics at The Clay Centre. Simultaneously, she dedicated over a year to receiving specialised instruction in Japanese Pottery at Yamada Pottery.
She is based in Glendowie, Auckland with her studio space now conveniently situated at The Clay Centre in Ellerslie.
Each piece is wheel-thrown and fired at a high temperature. “During throwing I draw my attention to each piece in order to have harmony between lightness, shape and touch”. She designs pieces for everyday use to bring a sense of calm and beauty to daily life.
Marisol's pottery work is a beautiful fusion of her Peruvian heritage, her experiences living in Switzerland for over 20 years, her love of Japanese ceramics, and her deep appreciation for the natural beauty of Aotearoa.