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Exhibitions 2021 - 2022 

    2 MAY ~ 3 JUNE 2023, PREVIEW APRIL 29 2~4PM

  • ECHOES Portage Premier Award Winner 2021 ︎ Portage Ceramic Awards Te Uru - Waitakere Contemporary Art Gallery

  • ARTEFACTS Merit Award Winner 2021 ︎Ceramics New Zealand National Exhibition Diamond Jubilee, 2021

  • TENT 2021, Mothermother, Finger Pricks & Curses, Nov 2021

  • Mothermother Iteration 10 Portraits @ Aotearoa Art Fair 2021

  • Foolscap, RM Gallery and Project Space Aotearoa Art Fair 2021

Exhibitions 2020 - Prehistory 

  • ECHO BONE, New Ceramic Aquisitions @ Pah Homestead 2020

  • ECHO BONE, Studio One Toi Tu Ceramics Creative Studio Residency Exhibition, 2018 - 2019

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Portage 2021 Press ︎


  • RETURN OF THE PORTAGE review by Jemma Giorza ︎  Ceramics New Zealand Magazine Winter 2022


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Teresa Peters is an artist and filmmaker based in Tamaki Makaurau, currently working in clay and ceramics, photography and moving image. She is interested in bodies, earth bodies, forming and transforming. Chemical compounds and molten entities, in intimate combustion. ‘Excavating’ primordial totems’, as we move on into the sixth mass extinction. Ceramics is alchemy. Earth, water, air… fire...

mothermother @AOTEAROA ART FAIR NOV 16 - 20 2022



VANITAS - PORTRAIT AS LANDSCAPE 2021 @ Mothermother Iteration 10 Portraits 


VANITAS - PORTRAIT AS LANDSCAPE – continues to explore value systems in times of late capitalism. Echoing into the timeless, but referencing the tradition of Vanitas paintings of 17th Century Europe. Subverting the glory of traditional art categories, Vanitas were established as symbolic works of transience of life, futility of pleasure and the certainty of death. These works, often juxtaposing symbols of wealth with those of ephemerality.

Human skulls. Composting fruit and flowers. Bubbles. Smoke. Music. Fire. Time.

Revisited in contemporary times, by artists from Jana Sterbak to Damien Hirst, Vanitas meaning vanity, emptiness, futility or worthlessness in Latin. The Biblical view was that earthly goods and pursuits are transient and worthless. "Vanity of vanities. All is vanity." Ecclesiastes 1:2 succinctly describes the Vanitas movement that began in response to the imperial prosperity in 17th century Holland, These works created to remind us that our vanity or material possessions and pursuits do not preclude us from death, response – ability or earth’s transitory laws.