For me, art is in the making. Returning to my Hahei ceramic studio each year is an annual opportunity for experimentation with form, surface texture and colour where the complexity of glaze making, and the vagaries of reduction firing ensure surprise, delight and chagrin.
Between 1970 and 2018  the traditional ceramics of the 1970's morphed during graduate years into figurative sculpture, experience and environmental installations.  Then, post graduation, experimental soft sculpture provided a seemingly endless variety of form with which it was possible to express and exhibit ideas about growth, structure, life and the immensity of the universe.   These days this experimental method is applied to multi-panel painting and reticulated glazes, examples of which can be seen on my website under ceramics and/or painting.
Betty Collings has been Named a Lifetime Achiever by Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles. They have endorsed Betty as a leader in the arts industry.Over 50 years experience in the visual arts Betty has been an innovator as artist and as curator. A graduate of Ohio State University, Collings holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts.  Her extensive exhibition schedule includes numerous solo exhibitions  across the U.S.A. and internationally. Group and travelling exhibitions in New Zealand and in the U.S.A.
Betty Collings is a principle founding member of the Mercury Bay Art Escape.
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