Rynne Tanton started potting in the 60’s while at Teachers Training College in New Zealand. He studied ceramics in Melbourne and then went on to teach Pottery at tertiary level in Launceston. At the same time, he started making and selling pottery under the workshop name ‘Crickhollow Pottery’. Physically textured, functional pots were the initial focus that developed into visually textured surfaces with glaze on glaze decoration and macro-crystalline glaze effects. Rynne’s work may be found in a number of national and international collections, as well as many private collections. Rynne is now no longer teaching but working as a full-time potter and edging into sculpture with a recently completed bronze foundry.