Born in 1945, Bronwynne Cornish is a sculptor, predominantly ceramic, who is well known for her installation and multi part works. She studied to be a designer but changed paths after an apprenticeship to potter Helen Mason in 1968. She is highly influential in NZ ceramics and art education.
Cornish’s current work looks at the crossover between animals and people, placing those characteristics in fine balance and emphasising the wildness that we have lost in our lives today. She notes, “I make work that I hope will create a certain atmosphere, ring a long-lost bell, and help people create their own mythologies”.