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Results from the 58th NZ Potters National Exhibition

Paul Winspear selected the winners as follows:
  • Primo Clay Excellence award: Helen Yau for "Cocoon"
  • Tree Gallery Functional award: Royce McGlashen for "Nelson Plates"
  • Belton Smith Non Functional award: Kirsty Gardiner for "Batch 779, 38 moths"
  • Rick Rudd Foundation First Time exhibitors award: Jenny Taylor for "Art Centre 2"
  • Wellclay Highly Commended: Aimee McLeod for " Earthling family"
  • Wellclay Judges Commendation: Jane McCulla for "Mythic Voyager"
  • Wellclay Judges Commendation for first time exhibitor: Margaret Bray for "Meat au Jus jugs"

Waiclay National Ceramics Award 2017

18 November 2017 - 18 February 2018

Waiclay was established in 2001 at a national convention in the Waikato which included a national ceramic exhibition at Waikato Museum. Waiclay has continued this special relationship with Waikato Museum by holding a national exhibition at the Museum every two years.

The Waiclay team and Waikato Museum works together as a partnership to develop a ceramic exhibition that is now considered to be one of the best in New Zealand.

Portage Ceramic Awards 2017

Entries are now open for the Portage Ceramic Awards 2017, closing on Monday 7th August at 4pm.

Established in 2001 and administered by Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery with support from The Trusts Community Foundation, The Portage Ceramic Awards is Aotearoa's best-known barometer for developments in the field of ceramics.

Click here to enter or for further details.

Artnews New Zealand, Winter, 2017

Lily Hacking surveys the reconstructed forms of clay artist Richard Stratton - in the Winter Issue out now!

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What's On
NZPotters 58th NationalExhibition
Tuesday August 1, 2017 - Sunday November 19, 2017
Quartz Museum of Studio Ceramics, 8 Bates St, Whanganui

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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"Michael (Mike) Rogers - 18 April 1952 - 18 April 2017 "
Some people stand out by their sheer physical presence; others are remembered because of their lively personality; and sometimes it is the humility and generosity of spirit that are remembered. Michael (Mike) Rogers will be remembered fondly for possessing all these characteristics. At well over 1.8 metres tall, eternally optimistic and generous to all he will be remembered with fondness by many in Nelson and throughout New Zealand
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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

National Tableware 2017

Selector's Commendation (Wellclay)

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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