South Island win for teen

Clutha ceramics artists who were successful at the South Island Ceramic Art Exhibition in...
Clutha ceramics artists who were successful at the South Island Ceramic Art Exhibition in Christchurch, from left, champion of champions and 14-18 years trophy winner Sarah Jackson, underglaze trophy winner Elaine McKenzie, 10-14 years trophy winner Mavis Gunn and figurines trophy winner Frances Staples. Photo by Rachel Taylor.
Balclutha's Sarah Jackson (17) was named champion of champions over 434 other entries in last weekend's South Island Ceramic Art Exhibition in Christchurch.

Miss Jackson arrived back in Balclutha with both the champions title and the 14 to under 18 years trophy.

She estimated her winning entry - a ceramic planter with a woodland scene and two raccoons - took about 19 hours to finish, with each colour applied three times and touched up after the first firing.

Miss Jackson started taking Saturday morning ceramic classes at the Clutha Ceramic Studio about five years ago, and said despite her win, it would only ever be a hobby.

Elaine McKenzie brought home the underglaze trophy, Frances Staples won the figurines trophy, and Mavis Gunn was awarded the 10 to under 14 years trophy.


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