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Congratulations to Raewyn Atkinson - winner of the Portage Ceramic Award 2015 for her "Wasters III (Accumulate)"

Other award winners were:

Paul Maseyk - "Essential Equipment for a Competent Arsonist
Virginia Leonard -  "Too Many Surgeons".

John Parker won a residency at the International Ceramic Research Centre in Denmark.

Portage Ceramic Awards exhibition at Te Uru from 13 November 2015 – 7 February 2016

NZ Potters - 50th Anniversary competition for tertiary ceramics students

At regular intervals NZ Potters has organised a competition for students enrolled in ceramics courses recognised by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.

The competitions have been run on this website. Eligible students are invited to enter three images of a work that they have completed unaided in the course of their studies.


Premier Award $750
Four Merit Awards of $250 each
A Members’ Choice Award of $350 to be voted on-line by members of NZ Potters.

Judging can now commence

Financial members click here to login and vote for the Members Choice Award.

Selected judges click here to login and allocate their points.

Click here to view contestants in the 2015 Student Competition

Previous Competitions

We have had Tertiary Student Competitions in 2005, 2007 and 2012

Click here to view past Student Competitions

Competition winners will be announced on December 16.

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
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"Whangarei District Council Garden Sculpture Award."

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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