NZ Potters is an incorporated society which is administered by a council made up of:
two vice presidents
an immediate past president
an administrator (Secretary/treasurer)
seven regional council members
the editor of Ceramics Quarterly
the web manager of nzpotters.com
The general administration of the society is managed by the administrator who coordinates monthly "Skype meetings" under the guidance of the president. At present information is emailed out to Council and a monthly "Skype" meeting is arranged. Issues and motions are discussed at the Skype meeting, Motions proposed are emailed out to all council members in the form of a voting paper. The results are recorded in official minutes which are available in the "Members Area".
Conferences are an opportunity for the council to meet face-to-face which they do in a meeting which is followed up by the AGM.
Regional Council Members communicate with the members in their region on a regular basis familiarizing them with current issues and collecting feedback which may influence their council decisions.
Members may also express their opinions via the Members Only forum which is available to them when logged in to the Members Area or via "Letters to the Editor" of Ceramics Quarterly or the e-newsletter.
For more details about the structure and administration of NZP members may consult the constitution which is available when logged in to the members area.
Following is a list of the current NZP Council.
President Nicola Dench
The Clay Penguin
13 Hector Street
Phone: 04 938 3356
Vice President 1 (elected by AGM)
190 Driving Creek Rd
Phone: 07 866 8866
Vice President 2 (elected by Council)
445 Governors Bay Road
Phone: 03 3299619
Past President Kelvin Bradford
9 Freemans Way
Phone: 021 081 45594
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.