In 1998 Duncan Shearer graduated with a bachelor in 3D design, majoring in ceramics and since then has been working as a studio potter. He was also the Co-Director of the Auckland Studio Potters from 2000 to 2006 and the Manager of the Waikato Society of Potters from 2008 to 2012.
Currently, most of his work begins life on the wheel, but that’s just the start of the making process. he often adds, subtracts and alters the initial round forms, looking for a liveliness and freshness that will remain through the whole making process.
Duncan uses a wood kiln to fire his work as it provides the richest surfaces that compliment his forms. The physical nature of this firing process and its inherent unpredictability give his work freshness and a decorating touch that speaks about process.