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The Human Expression - John Lawrence
Thursday July 21, 2016 - Sunday October 30, 2016
Te Manawa - museum of art, science & history - Palmerston North
Japan Foundation - Special Exhibition of Japanese Pottery
Thursday September 1, 2016 - Wednesday September 14, 2016
St James Theatre - First Floor Gallery, 77-87 Courtenay Pl, Te Aro, Wellington
Janet DeBoos Workshop
Thursday October 13, 2016 - Sunday October 16, 2016
Otago Potters Group rooms, Dunedin
Woodstoke Aotearoa 2016
Friday October 21, 2016 - Monday October 24, 2016
Whangamata, Coromandel, New Zealand

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

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

Entries are now open for New Zealand’s premier ceramic event – The Portage Ceramic Awards – which this year will be judged by Janet DeBoos, a renowned Australian ceramic artist, academic and writer.

"Chester Nealie Etched in Fire"

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.
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