Layla Walter, Auckland, New Zealand Aotearoa
Layla Walter is a full time glass artist and Vice President of the World Craft Council - Asia Pacific Region - South Pacific. Based in New Zealand she is on the board of WCC Australia and runs Mahi ā Ringa, Craft New Zealand Aotearoa, an entity to promote and connect artists from Aotearoa with the World Craft Council, local and international audiences of craft. Find us on instagram @craft_newzealand_aotearoa
Walter has demonstrated and presented about glass and New Zealand craft in Australia, Canada, Germany, Kazakhstan, USA and Uzbekistan. She represented her country for the first International Handicrafters Festival in Uzbekistan (2019) and was a guest speaker at Uly Dala Elі - Forum of Artisans in Kazakhstan (2019). There she curated and showcased the works of 14 leading New Zealand craft artists, across mediums of glass, ceramic, fibre, weaving and jewellery. Her glasswork is held in Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Auckland Museum, and is displayed in museums, galleries and cultural embassies around the world. @layla_walter_glass
Mahi ā Ringa, Craft New Zealand Aotearoa wishes to thank Jarcinda Stowers Ama and Tuaratini from the Pacifica Arts Centre https://www.pacificaarts.org/ , Object Space https://www.objectspace.org.nz/ and the individual artists, presenters and communities across all videos. As our name Mahi ā Ringa translates from Māori ‘work by hand’ is what you will see in this presentation, a diverse selection of raranga, weaving, fashion, fibre, basketry, embroidery, textile, aute and hiapo (barkcloth) from Aotearoa in the South Pacific.