About Kay Bazzard

Hawke's Bay artist and writer

At my home in Havelock North, I work in my studio most days. I have lived here since 1999, when we moved from Huapai in north-west Auckland to Hawke's Bay.  Studio of Kay Bazzard, ArtistWhat made me an artist?  I've always been a creative person, exploring painting and portraiture when career and family life allowed.  

In 2004 I attended the Ideas School at the Eastern Institute of Technology for their Level 3 full time course and discovered sculpture in clay. I have never looked back and my skills in mastering the difficult skill of creating a likeness in clay is due to a very observant eye for people and a constant practice. My work is always figurative.

The picture on the right is of my studio where I work on my clay sculpture, it is a converted former potting shed 

The painting below by Philip E. Stretton "Stable companions" was inherited by my husband from his Uncle, John Brazil, a Buckinghamshire farmer and Master of the Old Berkeley Hunt, a painting that reflected his passion and had been gifted to him. It was the sale of this painting through the Webbs Auction House which funded the conversion of the former potting shed and facilitated my development as an artist.


My work featured in a number of galleries over the years. Today my main galleries are Muse Gallery in Havelock North, and The Artshed, at Bayview. Gallery Te Puna in Tauranga has recently become a client gallery.

My studio is part of the Hawke's Bay Art Trail in October during the Hawke's Bay Arts Festival each year.  Outside of that time I welcome visitors to my Toop Street studio and request that you contact me to make a time when it is convenient to us both.