Mason started working with clay after taking a sabbatical from the corporate world. He immersed himself in an intensive one year ceramic course where he learnt the Japanese technique Nerikomi.
Nerikomi (often referred to as “neriage”) is a decorative process established in Japan that involves stacking coloured clays and then slicing through the cross section to reveal a pattern.
Having spent years in kitchens, then a decade in the corporate sales game, a return to a creative work-space for Mason is refreshing, inspiring & rewarding. He is now a Chef by day, ceramicist by night.
He is now back home in Wellington, after spending the past 3 years in Melbourne. He is constantly striving to find balance between cheffing & making beautiful things with MUD.