Peter Collis

Biography
Full time potter since 1978. Working from own studio at Birkenhead Point, Auckland.
Peter obtained a BA and teachers diploma in Auckland in 1970’s

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE
Past President New Zealand Society of Potters, Auckland Studio Potters Society, Past Chair of The Westshore Community Arts Council, Allied Crafts Organisation, New Zealand Qualification Authority (Development of Standard Art/Craft Units), ARTS Grants Board NorthShore City, Creative New Zealand.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Extensive experience as guest lecturer and demonstrator throughout New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, HongKong, Dubai. Over 80 workshops, summer schools and residential schools.
Otago Polytechnic off campus lecturer, Auckland and Waikato.
Selected, judged over 20 ceramic awards, including Auckland Potters, Wellington Potters, Hume Gas Awards, NZ Society of Potters,The Birkenhead Licensing Trust Awards.
Directed the XPO Ceramic and Glass Awards 1995-96, Royal Easter Show Awards 1992-94.

AWARDS
Numerous awards and prizes in New Zealand. Tokoroa Awards, The Royal Easter Show, Chelsea Awards, Eastern Bays Art Awards and Manukau City Art Awards.

COLLECTIONS
Many public and private collections in New Zealand and overseas. Auckland, Southland and British Columbia Museums, The Wallace Trust.
Presented as gifts by the New Zealand Government to Nelson Mandela 1998, Mayor of Taichung, Taiwan, Ambassadors of Taiwan and Korea by NorthShore City 2001-2, The Admiral of Singapore 2002, The mayor of British Columbia 1990, Dame Sylvia Cartwright Governor General of New Zealand, President Clinton USA, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao.

RECENT EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS
2011 NZ POTTERS Annual Exhibition; Auckland
2011 URBIS DESIGN DAY Window installation ; ESSENZE Gallery, AK
2010 PORTAGE CERAMIC AWARDS; Lopdell House Gallery, AK
2010 COLLIS LIGHTING COLLECTION; ESSENZE Gallery, AK
2008 CLODAGH COLLECTION open house ; Clodagh, New York with Peter Collis
2008 BIENNALE 2008, Finalist; Yingee Museum, Taipei
2008 SEAT Collection; Zonta Tortona, Milan; ICFF, New York; Te Papa Store, Wellington
2007 ESSENZE Collection; ICFF, New York; A.D. Home Show, New York
2007 COLLIS - COLLIS – WYLIE; Statements Gallery, Napier
2006 NORSEWEAR Art Awards, Finalist; Hawkes bay
2006 100% NZ; Majlis Gallery, Dubai
2006 SKELETAL BOTTLES; Masterworks gallery, AK
2004 NEW WORK; Anna Bibby Gallery, AK
2003 SEAVIEW NZ Objects; Regent Hotel, Singapore
2003 CREAM; Anna Bibby Gallery, AK
b.1951
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