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Perfectly Imperfect

Jane Trask created Wonky Jane Pottery in 2020 after a journey of self-discovery. Jane had dedicated more than 30 years to teaching dance and, having come from that perfectionist environment, gave herself back her creative freedom in the form of creating distinctly imperfect, uniquely wonky products. She now makes and sells her wares from her pottery studio in Omanu, Mount Maunganui. Jane’s journey to make a living as a potter was filled with failures, challenges and beautiful moments along the way, but she feels a connection between this passion project and her past in dance. “Combining my love of the ocean and dance means each piece of pottery has living creativity poured into it, I love the tangible way the clay moves and moulds, much like the human body does in dance. Perfectly imperfect, just like life.”

Wonky JANE Pottery sells online and occasionally at markets and offers handmade workshops and custom orders. wonkyjanepottery.com. @wonkyjane_pottery