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Are you following this program on Saturday nights at 7.30pm? Would you like to become a potter and learn some of the skills shown in this program?

Maybe you would like to join a pottery club somewhere in New Zealand. We have 29 clubs from all over the country who are affiliated members of NZ Potters. You can locate any of these clubs from our "Clubs" page. The listing has contact details and some clubs have their own pages..

Click here to go to our "Clubs" page where you can see a list of club's contact details. You can click on a map to locate a pottery club in your region.  

What's On
The Human Expression - John Lawrence
Thursday July 21, 2016 - Sunday October 30, 2016
Te Manawa - museum of art, science & history - Palmerston North
All Fired Up 2016
Friday September 30, 2016 - Saturday November 5, 2016
Bottle Creek gallery, Pataka Art & Museum, Norrie St, Porirua
National Potters Week - Northland Exhibition
Monday October 3, 2016 - Monday October 24, 2016
W.D.C. Native Bush Court, Rust Avenue, Forum North, Whangarei
Woodstoke Aotearoa 2016
Friday October 21, 2016 - Monday October 24, 2016
Whangamata, Coromandel, New Zealand
Chester Nealie - Book Launch and Talk
Saturday October 29, 2016 - Saturday October 29, 2016
Canterbury Potters Association, 395 Memorial Ave, Christchurch
Opening Blizzies Studio Pottery
Saturday October 29, 2016 - Saturday October 29, 2016
Queenwood Shopping Village, Herbert Rd, Hamilton 3210
Canterbury Potters Association - 43rd Annual Exhibition
Thursday November 3, 2016 - Sunday November 13, 2016
Canterbury Museum Visitors Lounge
Ceramicus 2016
Saturday November 5, 2016 - Sunday November 13, 2016
National Portrait Gallery, Shed 11, Wellington Waterfront
Halswell Pottery Group - Annual Members Exhibition 2016
Wednesday November 9, 2016 - Sunday December 4, 2016
Down by the Liffey Gallery, 1 James St, Lincoln
Bayclay 2016 - Bethlehem Pottery Club Annual Exhibition
Friday November 11, 2016 - Sunday November 13, 2016
Baycourt Exhibition Hall, 38 Durham St, Tauranga
Festival of Pots & Garden Art 2017
Saturday January 21, 2017 - Sunday January 29, 2017
Anam Cara, 150 Rangiuru Rd, Otaki
Greg Barron Workshop - Otaki Pottery Club Inc in conjuction with The Festival of Pots & Garden Art
Monday January 23, 2017 - Tuesday January 24, 2017
Otaki Pottery Club

Images from Hands On Hawkes Conference

Jane McCulla (RCM Canterbury/West Coast) and Wendy Cunliff (RCM Northland) were kind enough to supply some images taken at the Conference in Hawkes Bay.
Click here to see their images.

Janet DeBoos workshop Thursday 13th October – Sunday 16th October inclusive.

Janet DeBoos is coming to Dunedin after judging the Portage Ceramic awards in Auckland. She will conduct a 4 day workshop to be held at OPG beginning on Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th inclusive. The cost of this workshop will be approximately $240 per person for the four days, depending on the numbers.

This is a huge opportunity for OPG members as Janet is a very highly regarded ceramicist and teacher.

Please email to register your interest in attending this workshop. We would also like feedback on what sort of techniques people are interested in learning, so let us know this via email too please. Janet has offered to do the surface enrichment workshop, which would include creating our own lazer printed decals to be applied at the workshop. She has also included throwing, turning and hand building as other options for demonstration.

We will send out a list of requirements for all workshop attendees closer to the time.

Click here for more information about Janet DeBoos  

Special Exhibition

Japan Foundation's Travelling Exhibition

Japanese Pottery

The Rising Generation
from Traditional Japanese Kilns

September 1 - 14
First Floor Gallery at St James Theatre
(77 - 87 Courtenay Place, Te Aro, Wellington
The Embassy of Japan, in cooperation with the Wellington City Council, is very pleased to announce that the Japan Foundation’s travelling exhibition– “Japanese Pottery - the Rising Generation from Traditional Japanese Kilns” will take place from 1st -14 September 2016 at the First Floor Gallery at St James Theatre.

This exhibition introduces the works of 35 artists active in seven major traditional kiln sites in Japan…The theme of the exhibition is ‘Vessels” A total of 71pieces will be displayed demonstrating the difference in approach from the traditional to the more contemporary. All of the artists will be leaders of the of next generation of “Ceramic Art” in Japan

The Japan Foundation is the Japanese Government’s cultural affiliate to promote international cultural exchange activities.
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 7:00am-7:00pm, Sat & Sun 8:30am-4pm (theatre performances may vary the opening hours)
Free Admission

Download a pdf file poster which you can print off and display.

NZ Potters - 50th Anniversary Mosaics

To celebrate 50 years since incorporation we are constructng a mosaic of current members work. Simply click on an image to enlarge it and discover the name of the potter.

To see the mosaic page click here

Latest News Items
New Zealand
"Wellington Anagama Part 11 Te Haunui Anagama 2016 - A stalwart Departs"
The Wellington Potters Association Te Haunui Anagama kiln sprang into life again for its 12th firing and bestowed some excellent results on those who entrusted their pots to it and, of course, the conscientious team of loaders and firers. The kiln was fired for the customary 100 hours from Wednesday 14 to Sunday 24 September 2016. Dry firewood was a major contributing factor to the success of the firing.

"Portage National Ceramics Awards Appoint Celebrated
Australian Ceramist as International Judge"

The Portage Ceramic Awards – which this year will be judged by Janet DeBoos, a renowned Australian ceramic artist, academic and writer.

Imerys Tableware Exhibition 2016

New Zealand Potters (Inc.)

Registered as an incorporated society in 1965 by an enthusiastic group of potters in Wellington, New Zealand, NZ Potters (Inc.) has grown to become a significant international voice in New Zealand ceramics. The affiliation of about three dozen independent pottery clubs throughout New Zealand together with a number of corporate businesses greatly increases its effective membership. We are a national, not-for-profit organisation representing the interests of practising potters and ceramicists, students of ceramics and all those interested in New Zealand ceramics. We actively support and promote quality, and we encourage and support specialist ceramics education nationally.
Click here to Join NZ Potters Inc.

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