Immerse yourself in arts and culture on the lively Kāpiti Coast! The mission of our flagship art event, the Kāpiti Arts Trail, is to celebrate the arts on the Coast.

The Arts Trail provides a platform for established and emerging artists for participation and opportunity to engage with visiting public and the local community.

The Arts Trail runs over two weekends, open on 27/28 October 2018 and 3/4 November 2018.

Jennifer Turnbull has been a ceramic artist for over 28 years and holds a Diploma of Fine Arts (Ceramics) 1990. She tutors for Otago School of Fine Arts as a distance tutor/supervisor for the Diploma of Ceramic Arts. She also teaches adult night classes for Otaki pottery club and runs a couple of specialised workshops each year.

Her work has evolved over the last 28 years. She works on collections, either for exhibitions or commissions, throughout the year with the majority of Jenny’s work being mainly vessel based and she alternates between functional and non-function pieces.

Jennifer’s domestic collections focus on a clean and simple forms. Sometimes adding variation of surfaces, through use of textures, slips, prints, and stamps, followed by layers of glaze, bringing vibrancy to the finished piece. Emphasis is on form. She is always aware of the importance of the way a piece functions, not only visually, but how it feels in your hands, its weight, the colour and surface, all coming together in the final piece.

She uses a variety of clays from porcelain to earthenware and fire in both electric, gas and wood kilns and pit firing. She draws inspiration from the landscape, her garden and flora of New Zealand, especially the Kapiti Coast.