AWARDS (1990 -    )

Creative New Zealand Arts Grant toward creating new work, 2017

Premiere Award, Portage Ceramics Awards, New Zealand, 2015

Juror's Award, Gyeonngi International Ceramic Biennale, South Korea, 2015

Creative New Zealand Investment Grant, 2009         

Creative New Zealand Grant to create new work 2005

Premiere Award, Portage Ceramic Awards, New Zealand, 2004

Premiere Award, Norsewear Art Awards, 2004

Creative New Zealand Grant toward The Dowse exhibition catalogue 2002

1st World Ceramic Biennale, Icheon, Korea, Honourable Mention 2001

Creative New Zealand Grant to create new work, 2000

Antarctic Artist Fellowship 2000

Creative New Zealand Grant 1998 toward residency Shigaraki, Japan

Fletcher Challenge - Merit Award, 1997.

Norsewear Art Award  1997.

Fletcher Challenge 1994 - Judges Commendation

QEII Arts Council Grant 1993 

Cleveland Ceramic Award - co-winner Premier Award, 1993

Norsewear Art Award - merit 1993

QEII Arts Council Grant 1990


2019        I Too Am in Paradise II, Objectspace, Auckland, N.Z. 

2016-17  I Too Am In Paradise, The Dowse, Lower Hutt, NZ.

2014      On A Plate, Bowen Galleries, Wellington, NZ.

2013      Wasters, Bowen Galleries, Wellington, N.Z.

2011      Fiat Lux, Rh Gallery at Woollaston, Upper Moutere, N.Z.

QEII Arts Council Grant 2009      Fragile, Bowen Galleries, Welliington, N.Z.

2006      Stow Cool, AVID Gallery, Wellington, N.Z.

2006      Designs on Antarctica, Michael Hirschfield Gallery at City Gallery, Wellington, NZ.

2005      Designs on Antarctica, Objectspace, Auckland, NZ.

2005      Homelight, Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch, NZ.

2004      Tabula Rasa? Part 1, Photospace, Canberra School of Arts, ANU, Canberra, Australia.

2003      Gifts of Civilization, AVID Gallery, Wellington, NZ.

2003   Terra Nova , Te Manawa Art Gallery, Palmerston North, NZ.

2002   Terra Nova, Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt, NZ.

2000   A Fine Line, Wellington, NZ.

2000   South by Degrees, Gallery VC, Queenstown, NZ.

1998   A Southern Landscape, Masterworks, Auckland, NZ

1997   Memories of the Mainland, Avid Gallery, Wellington, NZ.

1992   Dual Nature, Pots of Ponsonby, Auckland, NZ.

Selected Group Exhibitions ( 1993 - )

2016  Inspired: ceramics and jewellery shaped by the past, Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa    Tongawera, Wellington, N.Z

2015   Portage Ceramics Awards, Te Uru, Auckland, NZ.

2015   Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale, Icheon, Korea.

2014   Notes: artists’ books on music, Bowen Galleries, Wellington, NZ.

2012   A View From Where I Was Sleeping , The Dowse, Lower Hutt, NZ.

2012   Raewyn Atkinson and Ben Webb, Rh Gallery, Woollaston Estate, Upper Moutere, NZ .

2011   Ruby: A 40 Year Love Affair with the Dowse, Lower Hutt, NZ.

2011   All Fired Up TSB Bank Wallace Art Centre, Auckland, NZ.

2010   “Korero & Huihua” International Ceramics in Conversation, Taiwan Ceramics Bienale, Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan.

2008   Crossing the Tasman, Bowen Galleries, Wellington, NZ.

2008   Symphonia Antarctica, The Dowse, Lower Hutt, NZ.

2007   Mad about Mud, The Dowse, Lower Hutt, NZ.

2006   Raewyn Atkinson and Kazu Nakagawa, Campbell Grant Galleries, Christchurch, NZ.

2005   NorseweART Award, Hawkes Bay Exhibition Centre, Hastings, NZ.

2005   James Wallace Art Award Touring Show, James Wallace Gallery, Auckland, Pataka Wellington, Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch.

2004   The Portage Ceramic Awards, Lobdell House, Auckland, NZ.

2004   NorseweART Award, Hawkes Bay Exhibition Centre, Hastings, NZ.

2002   Conversation Pieces, Collaboration Works, Michael Hirschfield Gallery at City Gallery, Wellington, NZ.

2002   process idea+art? Raewyn Atkinson and Ann Verdcourt, selections from the Massey University    Collection, Palmerston North, NZ.

2002   East-West Collaboration III, University of Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii.

2001   1st World Ceramic Biennale, Icheon, Korea

2000   Sidney Meyer Fund International Ceramics, Sheparton, Australia

2000   Millenium Medallions, City Gallery, Wellington, NZ.

1999   Sidney Meyer Fund International Ceramics, Shepparton, Australia.

1999   The Vessel , Guest Artist,  Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch.

1998   Fletcher Challenge Ceramic Awards, Auckland Museum, Auckland, NZ.

1997   Fletcher Challenge Ceramic Awards, Auckland Museum, Auckland, NZ.

1997   H2O, The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt, NZ.

1997   Aesthetic Departures- the Art of Death, Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch, NZ.

1994   Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Awards, Auckland Museum, NZ.

1993   Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Awards, Auckland Museum, NZ.



Te Papa Tongarewa, The National Museum of New Zealand, Wellington, N.Z.

The Dowse Museum, Wellington, N.Z.

Fletcher Challenge Collection, Auckland,N.Z.

Te Manawa, Palmerston North, N.Z.

Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ.

The Auckland Museum, N.Z.The Otago Museum, N.Z.

Waikato Museum of Art and History, Hamilton, N.Z.

The Bathhouse, Rotorua, NZ.James Wallace Collection, NZ.

The Kiwi Development Trust, Royal Sun Alliance Centre Collection, Auckland, NZ.  

The Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art, Shigaraki, Japan

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California, U.S

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, New Zealand (Wellington), Fiji (Suva), U.S.(Washington).

Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah, N.S.W. Australia

Russell McVeagh, Wellington Offices, N.Z.

The Glenn Schaeffer Collection

The Portage Collection

The James Wallace Collection


Melanie Oliver, 'I Too Am In Paradise II', Objectspace Publication, 2019.

Rangihīroa Panoho, 'E kōrero ana ngā rākau : the trees are talking’, Objectspace Publication, 2019 

Altair Roleants, 'Material thinking and sustainability in contemporary ceramics', Artlink, Contemporary Art of Austraila & Asia-Pacific, Issue 36:1 | March 2016 BIG IDEAS,

Jenny Bornholdt, 'Empire of Dirt:Writing about Ceramics', Objectspace, November, 2015, 8/15 

Karl Chitham, 'An Accumulation of History', The Journal of Australian Ceramics, April, 2013 

"This article was published in Issue 52/1 of The Journal of Australian Ceramics, April 2013.Permission has been given to make it available on this website.© The Australian Ceramics Association 2013" 

Peter Gibbs,'Inspired by deep icy imagery', The Nelson Mail, February 2, 2011

Felicity Milburn, 'Under Pressure, Raewyn Atkinson's Deep Time #26, Art New Zealand, no.136/SUMMER 2010-1011. pp.49-53

Sul-ling CHIANG (editor), Korero-Ceramics in Conversation:Taiwan Ceramics Biennale 2010:Taiwan International Ceramics Biennale, pp. 132-133

Amanda Fielding,'Conversations', Ceramic Review, 243, May/June 2010

Moyra Elliott,The political perspective’, The Journal of Australian Ceramics,46#, April 2007, p.p.34-38. 2007.

Sarah Farrar ‘Raewyn Atkinson’s Designs on Antarctica, City Gallery Wellington, brochure in association with the exhibition ‘Raewyn Atkinson – Designs on Antarctica, 2006.

Kiran Chug,’Designs on Antarctica’, The Dominion, 2006.

Gina Irish, ‘Southbound’, Art New Zealandno.117/SUMMER 2005-2006, pp. 42-46.

Felicity Milburn, ‘Raewyn Atkinson's Designs on Antarctica’ Ceramics Art and Perception, no. 63, pp.37-38 2005

Felicity Milburn, 'Designs on Antarctica', Objectspace, October, 2005

Felicity Milburn, ‘HOMELIGHT’,b.141, Bulletin of the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu. winter 2005, pp. 26-27.

Tania McCauley, ‘Paintings not good enough for Norsewear selectors’, Hawkes Bay Today, 2004

NZPA ’Antarctica inspires winning artist’, The New Zealand Herald, October 15, 2004.

Douglas Lloyd Jenkins, At Home: A Century of New Zealand Design’ Godwit, 2004.

Peter Lane, ‘Contemporary Studio Ceramics’, A&C Black Publishers (London) & University of Pennsylvania,2003.

Mattias Osterman, ‘The Ceramic Surface’, A&C Black Publishers Ltd (London),2003. Moyra Elliott,

Existenz in Wind und Eis, translated by Gabi Dewald, Keramic Magazin, no.6, pp.46-49, 2003.Moyra

Elliott,   ‘Raewyn Atkinson’s Terranova’, Ceramics Art and Perception, no.54, pp.30-34, 2003.Claire

Regnault, ‘partners in a cold climate’, Object magazine, no.42, pp.74-75, 2003.

Chris Orsman, ‘Primer of Ice and Stone: for Raewyn Atkinson’, Pemican Press, 2002.Chloe Groser, Antarctic Inspires Artist’,Hutt News, 2002.

Marcia Morse, ‘Feats of Clay’, Honolulu Weekly,September 18-24, 2002.

 Virginia Were, Nothing Comes on a Plate, Art News, pp.46-8,Summer 2001.

Moyra Elliott, Raewyn Atkinson’s Engagement with History, Ceramics Art and Perception, no.45, pp.55-9, 2001.

Nick Barnett, ‘Fine Line Between Maori and Pakeha, The Dominion Post, 2000.

Dianne Decker,’ Poetry in Clay’, N.Z.House and Garden, February, pp.62-3, 2000.

Frances T.J. Shao, Everlasting Hill: An Encounter by Chance between the New Zealand Ceramist Raewyn Atkinson and me,Ceramic Art (Taiwan) no. 23, pp. 74-801999.

 Hilary Pederson. An Outsider’s Perspective, New Zealand Potter, Vol. 40, No.1, 1998.Helen Schamroth,100 New Zealand Craft Artists’,Godwit Press, 1998.

Keith Stewart,’Moments like this far too rare’, Sunday Star Times, 1997,

Douglas Lloyd-Jenkins, ‘A Change of Heart,1997 Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Award’, Ceramic Art and Perception, no. 29, pp. ,1997.

Janet Mansfield,Contemporary Ceramic Art in Australia and New Zealand’,Craftsman House,1995.  The Delite (Taiwan), January , 1995 pp. 170-171

Linda Niccol.,Home and Building, April/May, 1994Helen Shamroth, Dual Nature, The Herald,1992.

Peter Gibbs, ‘The Glorious Goblet’. Craft New Zealand, Issue 36, Winter, p.18,1991.


Nightline, TV3, June 4, 2002

The Big Art Trip, TV1, August 17, 2001

TV 3 6pm News, April, 2001

Nightline, TV3, June 9, 2000



What’s On with Lyn Freeman, interview, 6.15p.m., Radio New Zealand 27May, 2002