'Nioka Clay' is a ceramic practice residing in Noosa, Queensland. Founded by the maker Kerri, it is named after the childhood connection to the land, embodying Kerri's roots in the Adelaide Hills and her inspiration in the natural world.
As a primarily self-taught hand-building ceramicist, Kerri loves to experiment and explore. In her exploration, she developed a heartfelt connection with blending different clays to form unique surface patterns. To Kerri, the layering of clay presents notions of soil and terrain that symbolise the earth and her connection to it.
Kerri completed a Diploma of Visual Arts in 2019 and has since created pieces for residential and commercial projects, as well as works for international and Australian exhibitions.