At present I am very fascinated with raku firing, the element of surprise, the variety of colours and working with fire. My work includes functional tableware, candle holders, wind chimes and much more. The work in my gallery is all original and made on the premises.
Find more images on the Ceramics by Renate Facebook page (Previously named Tai Tane Pottery)

Come visit me in the Marlborough Sounds or send me an email to order by post.

Wall Art

Ceramics with New Zealand flax

Functional work

Homeware, cups bowls and more


Wood-fired pottery - Not suitable for food

Garden Sculptures

A bit of intrigue in the garden

Tall People

Elegant statues

Collaborative work

Working with other artists


Renate von Petersdorff

In the beautiful environment of the Marlborough Sounds where I have my studio and gallery, I am creatively inspired by nature and the peacefulness of what is around me. I was introduced to pottery in 1992, and I fell in love with it. It is a very tactile form of art and I love working with my hands. Back in Germany I attended a graphic design school for two years from 1980 to 1982 and then trained in organic farming.
I have been here 30 years and I opened my own studio and gallery in 1996. I work mainly on the wheel but also enjoy doing some slab work and hand building.

Come visit in the Marlborough Sounds

Just 30 minutes drive from Picton, 45 minutes from Blenheim or 1 hour from Nelson

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Contact information

Get in touch.

Ceramics by Renate
810a Queen Charlotte Drive
RD1 Picton 7281
Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand

Phone: 03 574 2140
Mobile: 021 124 1779