Marion Mewburn Ceramic Artist

About Me

I love making teapots!

I guess my obsession with making ceramic teapots started during a trip to Greece and Germany in 1986, where I purchased the most beautiful teapot I had ever seen.

That teapot travelled with me from country to country for over a year, completely unscathed. It got broken, shattered, at my home here in Millers Flat, Central Otago.

For me, a teapot is something which is used every day. So it must be completely functional – it must be well-balanced, it must pour perfectly, and it must feel comfortable to hold. Which means all the functional elements – spout, lid and handle – must have specific characteristics in order for them to work properly. There are some ‘rules’ which can’t be broken…. Though it’s always fun (and challenging) to see just how far I can s-t-r-e-t-c-h them.

So I start with a completely functional teapot, then embroider it with textures, relief work, and sculptural and mobile elements, often with the aim of capturing humorous, poignant or dysfunctional moments in life.
I find my inspiration in life situations, cartoons, fairytales, buildings and looking at things through my magnifying glass.

Some of My Work

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Visit My Studio

My studio is located at 5 Beaumont Station Road, Millers Flat, the halfway point of the Clutha Gold cycle trail. You’ll cycle right past it if you’re cycling the Millers Flat to Beaumont section.

Alternatively, if travelling by car, it’s located on the corner of Beaumont Station Road and the Millenium track.

Please phone 027-4821279 to book a visit.

Contact Me

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