Kairava is a ceramicist with long time experience in making as well as teaching. Kairava’s Studio is open for students too, where she teaches pottery and clay sculpting techniques. She has been tutoring ceramic classes at CEAC, Artstation and Studio One for the last 17 years. Originally from Germany, Kairava came to New Zealand in 1997. After studying Ceramic Design in her home country she enjoyed her profession as a ceramicist and participated in exhibitions which won her two ceramic awards. Since immigrating to New Zealand, Kairava finds her inspiration in the beautiful nature of Auckland’s West Coast. Her career includes 40 years of creating functional as well as sculptural ceramics.