Standing Saddleback | Bone White

Standing Saddleback | Bone White


The Saddlback or Tieke is one of the 3 wattle birds of New Zealand. The others being the Kokako and the now extinct Huia.

I first encountered the Saddleback on Tiritiri Matangi island while observing the rounds of the researchers studying the chicks of the Hihi.

About the Artist 

Coming from a background in the handcrafted pottery tradition of New Zealand Bob offers handmade sculptural ceramic tiles that capture the essence of Aotearoa’s fauna and flora (plant and wildlife in New Zealand).