Our current issue includes a feature on vases, and while we like everything stylist Trudie Kroef sourced for the shoot (the photographs were taken by Toaki Okano), a particular favourite is the vase in the centre of this image, designed by the late Estelle Martin of Hawke's Bay's Kamaka pottery (the vase on the left is by Jonathan Adler from Askew, while the yellow bowl at right is by Campbell Hegan from Masterworks).
Estelle and her husband Bruce travelled frequently to Japan in the 1970s, where they learned the art of wood-fired anagama pottery. Their work has won many national awards and featured in major exhibitions. Bruce still lives in the couple's Hawke's Bay home (designed by John Scott), where he sells works of his own and Estelle's, and writes this blog. We featured Bruce and Estelle's West Coast bach (also by John Scott) in the magazine's December/January 2010 issue, and on our blog at this link here. If you're in Hawke's Bay, Bruce's studio is a very special place to visit.