The Waterman Chronicles - a gallery of works by New Zealand artist, potter and poet John Waterman
A gallery of works by John Waterman :: New Zealand artist, potter, poet
New Zealand Ocean Wave CD - digitally recorded and mastered at Front Beach, Whitianga

NZ Ocean Wave CD

Now available - digitally mastered relaxation CD by HumanTouch Studios
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One hour of pure New Zealand ocean waves for stress reduction, relaxation, sleep enhancement and undemanding listening enjoyment. Digitally recorded live at Front Beach, Whitianga, Coromandel Peninsula.
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Welcome to The Waterman Chronicles

     A gallery and archive of New Zealand clay, pottery, ceramics, sculpture, poetry, computer art, space and earth-orbit images, writing and inspiration by NZ artist John Waterman.
     I like to share what inspires me. I don't get too caught up about whether what you find here is right or wrong, good or bad, politically correct or not - a fuzzy universe allows for all possibilities. Learning, like life, is a fractal process each individual must embark on for themselves - you ride the wave of your own intelligence. Where any content or work is not my own and the source is known, I'll say so. The Waterman Chronicles continues to be a work in process. Enjoy, and thanks for visiting.

NZ studio pottery and ceramics

Having explored - with the help and generosity of other New Zealand potters - the gamut of diesel, wood, LPG and electric-fired clay, I've assembled a small gallery of my own work - a collection of pottery, ceramics and stoneware pots fired in oxidising and reduction atmospheres from 1100 to 1300ºC. Some pieces have had additional lustre and enamel firings.
View Ceramics and Pottery Galleries


New Zealand poetry by John Waterman

Poems that explores the human and societal shadow - poetry that attempts to penetrate that which we; as individuals and as a society; lock in "the basement below the basement" - out of sight and rarely investigated. Bringing light into this darkness tends to dissolve political correctness and reveals the inauthentic masks with which we overlay the raw fact of our primate being. Take the journey and grow.
View Poetry Index


Notes To Myself

A collection of writings, stories, ideas and insights. In our culture almost all the old mentors - the wise old men and women filled with rich teaching and knowledge - have been pushed aside. The cellular learning that happens when you stand next to a mentor for long periods of time has been replaced by a kind of shallow pseudo-teaching that devolves into the frantic rush for survival, money, position and power - an extremely leaky boat indeed. Notes to Myself is a sort of brain jogger and mental dust-buster - a reminder that when I take one step toward the soul it will step toward me a hundred.
View Notes to Myself and other writings Index


Space images of New Zealand from orbit

A re-engineering of your current world view will reaffirm your online presence enabling a more effervescent solution. Upscaling voluminous networking exchange solutions will result in your achieving an excellent systemic electronic data interchange synchronization, thereby exploiting technical environments for mission critical broad-based capacity-constrained systems.
View Space Images Gallery


New Zealand graphic and computer art

A re-engineering of your current world view will reaffirm your online presence enabling a more effervescent solution. Upscaling voluminous networking exchange solutions will result in your achieving an excellent systemic electronic data interchange synchronization, thereby exploiting technical environments for mission critical broad-based capacity-constrained systems.
View Graphic and Computer Art Gallery


Spotlight

Blossom Wedding Flowers, flower stylist for Auckland and North Shore weddings and functions

Blossom Wedding Flowers - personal floral stylist.

Blossom Wedding Flowers is my daughter's business. An expert in floral styling and design, she intuitively understands colour and balance. She and I collaborated on the design and styling of her Blossom Wedding Flowers website.

Having worked with some of NZ's top floral designers, she now has a portfolio of successful weddings and functions under her belt. Blossom Wedding Flowers specialises in floral styles for weddings, events and functions in Auckland and the North Shore.

Discuss your floral needs with Emily and enjoy a price range to suit your budget
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:: More about Blossom Wedding Flowers

:: Visit the Blossom Wedding Flower website


Esther Kamkar - Palo Alto, California poet

Esther Kamkar
of Palo Alto, California - poet, artist, educator and my good friend.

Inspiring poetry by this Iranian American poet draw on a lifetime of walking the walk. Love, longing, politics, hope, despair and motherhood fall under the spotlight of Esther Kamkar's razor-sharp awareness and honesty, touching us with her warmth, compassion and humanity.

:: More on Esther Kamkar
:: Visit Esther Kamkar.com