Stéphanie Cahorel.

Stéphanie Cahorel is a young French ceramic artist living in Raumati Beach.

Training and History

As a child Stephanie loved to draw and had a desire to pursue the Arts.

At high school she studied Art and then went to Rennes 2 University in France where she obtained a degree in “Arts Plastiques”.

Whilst working for a “paint your own pottery” studio in London, she fell in love with the process of making a slip cast piece, decorating it and then glazing it and firing it.

In Dublin, whilst managing another pottery studio, Stephanie taught decoration techniques, designed some commissioned pieces and then took a one week introduction course to hand built pottery.

Stephanie then moved to New Zealand and picked The Kapiti Coast to pursue her newly found passion for pottery.

"I felt attracted to the landscape of hills and sea of Raumati and also its established artistic community".


"My work is contemporary inspired by my direct surroundings and also by a merge between human figure, architecture and botanical forms. I also believe that visual images and memories from my French upbringing and years of travel influence my work".

Stephanie hand builds and sculpts her pieces using mainly slabs and coils in a variety of clay and firing techniques (pit fired, raku fired or glaze fired).


Stephanie won the Emerging Artist Award in 2009 at a group exhibition called MIXT: Kapiti-Horowhenua Arts Review at The Mahara Gallery, Waikanae. 

In 2010, Stephanie won the Open Award at group exhibition Select/Ed also held at The Mahara Gallery, Waikanae. 


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