19 Oct 2009

Death of potter Doreen Blumhardt at 95

8:31 pm on 19 October 2009

One of New Zealand's foremost potters, Doreen Blumhardt, has died in Wellington at the age of 95.

Dame Doreen, who was appointed to the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2006, was well-known as a ceramicist and an arts educator for about 70 years.

Her artworks have been exhibited in many galleries and institutes in New Zealand as well as overseas, including the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

Her funeral will be held at Old St Paul's Cathedral in Wellington on Thursday.