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Portage Ceramic Awards 2016

The Portage Ceramic Awards for 2016 have been announced.

Premier Award: Caroline Earley - "Clinch VI"

Peters Valley Scholarship: Greg Barron - " Woodfired Jug"

Emily Siddell & Mark Goody Merit Award
Susannah Bridges
Merit Award
Jim Cooper
Merit Award

Honourable Mentions: 

  • Maak Bow - Diversity within Conformity,
  • Kirsty Gardiner - @newnormal
  • Susannah Bridges - Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,
  • Janna van Hasselt - Underbelly,
  • Chuck Joseph - Paradise Lost, John Milton Redux,
  • Paul Winspear - Gold Bowl,
  • Madeleine Child - Stupid Cups & Plates Sets,
  • Mel Ford - White Trash #25,
  • Yi-Ming Lin - Flowery Teapot Set, and
  • Helen Yau - Lace Code

Congratulations to all winners and special congratulations to our members - Greg Barron, Kirsty Gardiner, Paul Winspear, Yi-Ming Lin and Hellen Yau.

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What's On
Portage Ceramic Awards - 2016
Friday November 11, 2016 - Sunday February 5, 2017
Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland
James Greig: Defying Gravity
Saturday December 10, 2016 - Sunday March 12, 2017
The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt
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
Elements 2017
Friday March 3, 2017 - Sunday April 2, 2017
Bottle Creek gallery, Pataka Art & Museum, Norrie St, Porirua

Did you know?
You can look through our collection of potters' marks online
Click here to go to the "Potters' Marks page.

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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.

The mosaic page click here

Canterbury Potters Association Annual Exhibition

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.
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