Graeme Storm

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1936


  • Stoneware
  • Purchased, 1980
  • 328 x 380mm
  • 80/58

Graeme Storm began producing brilliant peacockcoloured pots after he returned to New Zealand in the 1960s. He had visited Asia and Europe and his work showed the influence of the Finnish Arabia Studios. This development in his work was in striking contrast to the then common practise in New Zealand of using natural earth colours. After weathering initial criticism, Storm’s work was hailed as a welcome new direction. His signature use of colour is achieved through copper glazes and high temperatures in the kiln. Storm was born in Auckland. He worked as an Arts and Crafts Advisor for the New Zealand Education Department and travelled extensively in the UK, Europe, North America and Japan. He worked as a potter in England and Canada, studied at the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London during the 1950s and became a professional potter in 1964. In 1971 Storm contributed to the ‘International Exhibition of Ceramic Arts’ at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. His distinctive work is held in galleries, museums and private collections throughout the world.

Exhibition History