“In my art work I enjoy the feeling of being unrestricted by traditional concepts. By keeping the form simple and basic I can really 'let go' on the surfaces, drawing and painting with ceramic and other materials. I enjoy the ever expanding discovery that is possible when basic glazing "rules' are set aside and imagery is allowed to flourish."
Brian Gartside has been established on the NZ art scene for 40 years, firstly as a Teachers College Lecturer In Art and Ceramics and later as a successful and respected potter and clay artist. He has work in most of the Art museum collections in New Zealand. He lives in Pukekohe and his ceramic work is noted for his strong colourful images that reflect NZ with geographical symbols and images
For the past twenty years he has published magazine articles, contributed to several international conferences and taught workshops in ceramics on a regular basis in Canada, USA, Britain and Australia and has been a guest artist in Hungary, Finland, USA and Canada.