Mark Rayner, Clown Teapot
220 x 270
Largely self taught, Mark Rayner has been working in ceramics since 2003, producing works for local and national exhibitions during this time. For the duration of 2005 he successfully produced one ceramic piece a day, culminating in the 365 pieces being shown collectively at Thermostat Gallery in Palmerston North under the title ‘Headspace’. In August 2007, he and his brother Paul opened Rayner Brothers Gallery in Whanganui, where they continue to show their own work along with guest artists.
Mark Rayner’s glazed plates and figurines are a modern and playful take on the grotesque; a style characterised by exaggeration, excess, the fantastic and sometimes the abject.