Alex Wilkinson is the maker behind Mystery Creek Ceramics.
Alex found clay and her passion for the pottery medium in 2015 at a beginner’s class at The Waikato Society of Potters. Clay as it does for so many people sparked an absolute love for making and self-expression in her to the point where she find myself a ceramic artist today.
Alex has graduated from the honors program of The Waikato Institute of Technology specifically with an honors degree in sculpture focusing on ceramics.
Mystery Creek Ceramics has developed out of a love for nerikomi and functional beautiful tableware. There is simply nothing better for me than a beautiful object that she can use every day in the kitchen and through mystery creek she strive to create fun, colourful objects that are functional but also beautiful.
Nerikomi is an incredibly slow way of making ceramics 1 piece can take over a month to construct and then two weeks to fire but I absolutely love it. Alex loves the randomness of the process. We can control the pattern to an extent but once the piece gets in the slab roller and in the kiln all kinds of weird and wonderful things can happen. She found that giving in to the serendipity of the process is incredibly cathartic.
Alex’s sculptural work has got into juried exhibitions all over New Zealand including the following shows in 2021; The National Contemporary Art Award, Portage, Waiclay, The Molly Morpeth Sculpture Exhibition and the Diamond Jubilee Exhibition of the Ceramics Association of NZ.