Biography of Royce McGlashen

Born in 1949 in Nelson, New Zealand.

Educated in Richmond, leaving Waimea College in 1965.

1966
  • Commenced 5 year apprenticeship at Waimea Pottery.

1971
  • Completed apprenticeship, qualified Master Potter.

1972
  • Worked a further year at Waimea Pottery.

1973
  • Travelled to Australia - worked at Montville Pottery, Queensland. During this year held an exhibition in Brisbane and conducted schools in Brisbane and Sydney.

1974
  • Travelled to South Africa en route to Great Britain. Worked at Le Dieu Pottery, Norwich. Exhibited in Norwich. Travelled in Europe and Great Britain.

1975
  • Returned to New Zealand, established Cob Cottages Potters in Beach Road Richmond.

1977
  • Lecturer Massey University Summer School.

1978
  • One Man Show, Brisbane, Australia. Conducted schools in Brisbane and Sydney.

1979
  • Travelled in South America, particularly Bolivia and Peru, looking at pottery, weaving and other crafts. Also travelled to England, visiting potters in the south of England.
  • Exhibited in Melbourne, Australia. Nine Nelson Potters.

1980
  • Established Cob Cottage Pottery on its present site, 128 Ellis Street Brightwater, Nelson.
  • One man exhibition C.S.A. Gallery Christchurch.
  • Exhibitor Fletcher Brownbuilt Exhibition Auckland.

1981
  • Held first of annual Summer Schools at Brightwater.

1982
  • One Man Exhibition Alicat Gallery Auckland. N.Z.

1983
  • One Man Exhibition Louise Beale Gallery, Wellington. N.Z.
  • One Man Exhibition C.S.A. Gallery Christchurch. N.Z.
  • Merit Award Fletcher Brownbuilt Exhibition Auckland. N.Z.

1984
  • New Vision Gallery Auckland N.Z.
  • One Man Exhibition Gallery 242, Hastings N.Z.
  • Exhibitor Fletcher Brownbuilt Exhibition Auckland N.Z.
  • Established Mac’s Mud Co, producing stoneware and porcelain clays for own use and to sell to other potters. Approx 200 tonnes a year.

1985
  • Selected as the New Zealand representative to attend the 1985 International Academy of Ceramics Symposium in Tennessee, U.S.A. (4 weeks working with 19 other ceramic artists from 14 countries).

1986
  • NZ Craft Expo '86 Canada
  • Exhibitor Fletcher Brownbuilt Auckland NZ
  • 5 Potters Exhibition Auckland NZ
  • Contemporary Ceramics Govett Brewster Gallery
  • "NZ Ceramics & Glass" Santa Barbara USA