Andy Kingston is a contemporary ceramic artist, based in Northland. He says of his work:
Pottery is often viewed as a 'low' art, a hobby craft or a cheap tourist commodity. Also, pots are a common and familiar object we use every day, often with little regard for. In these contexts, pottery provides a good standpoint from which to celebrate naivety and amateurism. These traits appeal to me as they have a certain honesty and gentle humour.
The ordinary and sometimes tragic idioms of the common pot provide a huge dichotomy of ideas to work with. My work is rooted in this ideology and is constantly growing and evolving.'