Diane Parker’s love affair with clay began as a young artist growing up in the 1970’s and 80’s and being surrounded by New Zealand made stoneware pottery, both domestic and sculptural. In 2005 she enrolled at the Otago School of Art as a distance Student for the Diploma in Ceramic Arts. It was during these years that Diane gained the ‘cornerstones’ of her ceramic/potting education and the foundation for future endeavours.
Diane’s work has been selected and represented in National as well as provincial Exhibitions. She currently tutors at The Waikato Society of Potters and has been a member, on and off, for the past 35 years holding positions as both President and Treasurer of the Society.
Humpty Planters (exclusive to Deciduus) are an example of the successful marriage clay has with plants; each complimenting the other. Every planter or vase is made by hand, one at a time before their surfaces are decorated and glazed, making each Humpty Planter a unique vessel with no two alike.