2015 Maori Art Exhibit and Cultural Exchange

Clatsop Community College Presents:

2015 Maori Art Exhibit and Cultural Exchange


Uku-Aotearoa : The Spirit of Materials

Te Mauri o Nga Toi 


An exhibition of Maori clay artworks and cultural exchange


Clatsop Community College

Art Center Gallery

1651 Lexington Avenue

Astoria, Oregon  97103


Exhibit will be open to the public from May 7th - July 30th


Attending Artists:

6 Maori clay artists will be attending the cultural exchange and exhibiting their artworks.

Todd Douglas

Rhonda Halliday

Baye Riddell

Carla Ruka

Colleen Waata Urlich

Dorothy Waetford




Exhibit opening and artist reception  

CCC Art Center Gallery

Thursday, May 7th,  6:00 PM

Open to the public


Clay workshops

CCC Ceramic Studio

Friday, May 8th & Saturday, May 9th; 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Open to the public-seating is limited please contact Richard for details


Invited students from the following schools will also be present:

Linn-Benton Community College, Albany, Or

Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, Portland, Or

Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, Or


The Spirit of Materials

Community Lecture/Discussion 

Performing Arts Center

16th and Franklin Ave, Astoria

Friday, May 8th     6:00 to 8:30 PM

Open to the public

Music by Al Perreira

Hula dance by Ilikea Aguiar-Galloway


Maori Cultural Experience

With Local High Schools at Astoria High School

Tuesday, May 5th

Invited students only

Not a public event


Evening Discussion with the Maori

Museum of Contemporary Craft

 Portland Oregon

Tuesday, May 5th  6PM

Open to the public


Other dates and events TBA

For more information about any events please contact Richard at:

Richard Rowland or (503) 338-2449


Maori Web Links

Toi Maori Aotearoa

Creative New Zealand

Artist Images

All photos courtesy of artists


Colleen Waata Urlich

Colleen Urlich Photo


Colleen Urlich Image 1

Hine Te Iwa Iwa; Deity to flax, women, children and childbirth, 2000

Raku clay, gas redunction fired 

90 cm x 35 cm

Collection of Dargaville Medical Centre


Colleen Urlich Image 2

Hine Tiri: Deity of Plantations, 2000

Raku clay, clay beads, copper wire, stained sigillata, gas reduction fired 

147 cm x 60 cm

Collection of Te Puni Kokiri, Maori Affairs Wellington


Colleen Urlich image 3

Lapita Series, 2002

Raku clay, terra sigillata. Oxidation fired

70 cm x 30 cm

Private Collector


Colleen Urlich Plate Image

Rangitoto Series


Colleen Urlich Image 4

Kapowai Series: Dragon Fly Lake2007

Tall Hinaki– Eel trap

White clay, various terra sigillatas

45 cm x 37 cm

Collection Whangarei Art Museum



Baye Riddell

Baye Riddel Photo

Baye Riddell Image 1

Seven Days, 2012

Dimensions 2.1 m high

Terra Cotta, oxide, sgraffitto and incised decoration


Baye Riddell Image


Baye Riddell Image


Baye Riddell Image


Dorothy Waetford

Dorothy Waetford Image


Dorothy waetford Image 1

Paihau, 2011


Dorothy Waetford Image 2

E Ru Ana

 500 mm x 500 mm x 150 mm

Ceramic saggar-fired


Carla Ruka

Carla Ruka Image


Carla Ruka  Image 1

Hineukurangi Series – Whakahono 


Carla Ruka Image 2

Deliah Series - Halloween


Carla Ruka Image 3

Hineukurangi Series – Mataiwi


Rhonda Halliday

Rhonda Halliday Image


Rhonda Halliday Image 1

'Kaitiaki - Guardian'  Series

Rhonda Halliday Image 2

'Kaitiaki - Guardian'  Series

Rhonda Halliday Image 3

'Kaitiaki - Guardian'  Series

Rhonda Halliday Image 4

'Kaitiaki - Guardian'  Series



Todd Douglas


Todd Douglas Self portrait


Todd Douglas image 1


Todd Douglas image 2


Todd Douglas image


Todd Douglas Image 5


Todd Douglas Image 4


We are proud to be supported by Clatsop Community College and the following:

Tillamook County Womens Resource Center LogoTillamook County Women's Resource Center

Community of Astoria 

Nancy Walsh

Richard Rowland

Sue Legrand

Commadore Hotel

Wimahl Family Clinic

Clay Art Center tacoma

Cannery Pier Hotel

chinook indian nation

Pier 39 Fisherman's Suites

Lums Auto Center

Creative New Zealand

Columbia river Maritime Museum

Columbia River Maritime Museum


North Coast Food Web Logo 

This program was made possible in part by a grant from Oregon Humanities (OH), a statewide nonprofit organization and an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, which funds OH's grant program.

Oregon humanities logo

Oregon Cultural Trust Leaderboard


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