FIVE years ago ceramicist Michaela and fine artist Dieter Kloeckner made Nambucca Heads their home.
The close proximity to the stunning local beaches has since greatly impacted on both their works.
Objects found on walks frequently feature on Michaela's ceramics. She delights in collecting sea sponges which are dipped into liquid clay used to construct wondrous, intricately textured vessels.
The ceramics are not pre-meditated and simply evolve through the process creating truly unique pieces.
Bright colours bring to mind images of a coral reef, while other vessels evoke the feeling of long lost, encrusted amphorae discovered on the ocean bed.
Expressionist Dieter Kloeckner's work is not looking at actual events but their metaphysical values. His observations of the beach are recreated using delicate hues of cool acrylic colours combined with drawing and mixed media.
The duo will showcase their work at the NEXUS Gallery, 1 Doepel St, Bellingen from January 16 to February 11.The exhibition will be open daily from 10am to 4.30pm.
For more information about the artists visit www.kloeckner.com.au