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NZ Potters Survey

New Zealand Potters Inc is undergoing change to invigorate our organisation with new members and new ideas.  We want to be relevant, inclusive and engaged with the potting community.  We believe that this is only possible with consultation with as many potters as possible.

Communication is a two way process, we want to hear what you have to say, please take a few minutes to complete our survey.

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Portage Ceramic Awards 2016

The Portage Ceramic Awards for 2016 have been announced. They are:

Premier Award: Caroline Earley - Clinch VI

Peters Valley Scholarship: Greg Barron - Woodfired Jug

Merit Awards:

  • Susannah Bridges - Stick to the Knitting,
  • Jim Cooper - Shrine from the temple of the good shepherds, 
  • Mark Goody & Emily Siddell Deconstructed Fables

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.

What's On
Fire and Clay - ASP 52nd Annual Exhibition
Tuesday November 8, 2016 - Sunday December 11, 2016
TSB Bank, Wallace Arts Centre, Pah Homestead, Hillsborough, Auckland
Portage Ceramic Awards - 2016
Friday November 11, 2016 - Sunday February 5, 2017
Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland
Waikato Society of Potters - Annual Exhibition 2016
Friday November 18, 2016 - Tuesday January 3, 2017
Artspost, 120 Victoria St, Hamilton
Andrew Hill Sculptures - Some moments of pleasure, some moments of pain.
Sunday November 27, 2016 - Friday December 9, 2016
Gallery on Blueskin, 1 Harvey St, Waitati, Blueskin Bay, Dunedin
Vitality - an exhibition of ceramics by Yi-Ming Lin
Monday November 28, 2016 - Friday December 23, 2016
Moray Gallery, 55 Princess St, Dunedin
The Blooms of Time - Arts workshop with Susan Flight
Wednesday January 4, 2017 - Monday January 16, 2017
Mountain Dreaming Arts Workshop, 142 Waimaunga Rd, Raglan
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

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

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

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 18 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.

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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