Marie E. Potter has been a committed multi media artist, arts administrator and volunteer for the past 20 years. She has exhibited her work in New Zealand and abroad and has won over twenty national and international awards.
These awards include wearable arts, creative basketry, high fashion, fibre art, mixed media, sculpture, design, colour and painting.
She has been the recipient of two Queen Elizabeth II travel grants and has been a guest speaker in New Zealand, Australia, England and America.
Marie has work in the Auckland Museum’s permanent Textile Collection, Wellington University and other public and private collections both in New Zealand and overseas.
She has been dedicated to the arts at community, regional and national level in a voluntary and professional capacity, as a tutor, advisor, arts advocate, curator and founder member of five national arts groups.
Last year she was invited to submit her work to the Becroft Garden Sculpture Exhibition, which raises funds for the Women’s Refuge. For this Marie created her first Oamaru Stone Sculpture, which was well received. She felt so encouraged by the response that she began to work more in stone and consequently has developed a series of new sculptures for Crossing Over.
This exhibition celebrates a professional crossing over for her. It will be her tenth solo exhibition and her first using Oamaru stone.