9.30am start. This catalogue features the estate collections of Dr Denis and Joy Hanna. Denis and Joy were both strongly involved in the Auckland pottery and art scene. Born in Auckland
Denis graduated from Otago Medical School, he took up postgraduate training in London, becoming a consultant physician in Auckland. He was introduced to pottery making through his wife Joy's interest and started potting himself about 1958 at Avondale College under the tutelage of Patricia Perrin. Later he had tuition from both Barry Brickell and Len Castle. In 1960 he recorded the work of village potters in Fiji and in 1964 visited Japan adding extensively to their collection. He took a special interest in Shoji Hamada’s 1965 visit to New Zealand. It is with great pleasure that we offer The Hanna Collection of Pottery and other fine New Zealand art, international bronzes and objects in this catalogue.