Emma Zhang is a Warkworth based potter who grew up in Shenzhen, China. Rui is her Chinese name, meaning the first snow in spring. She is inspired by the beauty of the New Zealand landscape, particularly the beaches in Kawau Bay close to her home. When mixing her glazes, she is mindful of the earthy tones and sand, soil and sea. She runs workshops from her studio that share her joy and enthusiasm for a creative, expressive life.