Harry and May's eldest daughter, has a small pottery at Hira, near
Nelson, where as shown here, she makes pots in her own style.
Another recent Nina Davis bowl
was born in January 1946 in Buenos Aries, Argentina - just before the
Davis family returned to England.
spent her early childhood at Crowan and (somewhat unwillingly) moved with her parents to New
Zealand in 1962. After University at Christchurch she trained with
Harry Davis at Crewenna, before going to the UK to broaden her potting
She worked with Peter Dick at
Coxwold Pottery in Yorkshire for part of 1968 and 69, and then moved to
Winchcombe Pottery to work with the Finch family. She stayed at Winchcombe
until 1971, before returning to New Zealand to work at Crewenna with her
parents. According to May's autobiography, Harry said "she was the only
person whose work he never needed to check as she was painstakingly
thorough and her brushwork on the pots was first class"
When her parents closed
Crewenna and went to Peru, Nina hitch hiked around the Pacific and South
America, and then spent over a year working at their Izcuchaca project in
Between 1975 and 1978 she worked again with Ray Finch at
Winchcombe in Somerset, England.