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Join a ceramics focussed Coffee & Croissants conversation between Ben Pyne and Finn McCahon-Jones.

Ben’s Mantle Overturn is currently installed as the 2023 Courtyard Plinth Commission in Objectspace’s outdoor exhibition space. Finn and Ben were introduced during the development of this project, to kōrero towards an essay to accompany Mantle Overturn.

For this event, the pair will discuss looking beyond the final presentation with a deep dive into Ben’s design and making processes.

Weather permitting, this talk will take place on and around Mantel Overturn on Objectspace’s Courtyard Plinth.

Ben Pyne is a designer and ceramicist living and working in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. Pyne completed his Bachelor of Visual Arts at Auckland University of Technology in 2012, followed by an Honours degree in Art and Design majoring in Product Design in 2014. Recently Pyne exhibited work as part of Testing Ground at Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Pyne is a regular contributor of technical articles to Ceramics NZ magazine.

Finn McCahon-Jones is an independent writer, curator and artist. He has held the roles of Curator/Director at Te Toi Uku Crown Lynn & Clayworks Museum in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland and Associate Curator Applied Art & Design and Exhibition Curator at Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira. In 2020 he was the Auckland Library Heritage Trust scholar. Finn McCahon-Jones trained in the visual arts, attending Auckland University of Technology, majoring in sculpture. He practises under the name Finn Ferrier.

Get your $10 ticket to attend this morning talk on the first day of the exhibition with a coffee & croissant in hand.

Objectspace's Courtyard Plinth Commissions are supported by the Jan Warburton Charitable Trust.

Coffee & Croissants is a conversation series supported by our friends at Allpress Espresso and Daily Bread.


  • $10


  • Free - Registration Essential


  • Sun 13 Aug


  • 10:30 am — 12:00 pm


  • 13 Rose Road
  • Ponsonby