Welcome to the WSP web site

We are the Waikato’s leading pottery teaching centre and offer a range of classes to suit all abilities, click on classes to learn more. Our pottery club activities range from trips to visit potter’s studios, exhibitions, Raku and wood firings and open days.


This Week

Term 2 classes will be starting the week of April 27th (See "classes" for details and to download a schedule).

March 25, 2015
Upcoming Events

Hands-on Throwing Workshop with Peter Collis

(see details in Activities)


Be On-Line Savvy

Workshop with
Susan St Lawrence

(see details in Activities)


Next WSP Committee meeting

April 15, 2015,1.30pm


Tuesday May 26 2015,7.00pm



The WSP is active in the community through:

  • Giving demonstrations at public libraries
  • Joining in community outreach programmes such as Scout and Guide groups
  • Helping in schools – encouraging teachers to offer clay experiences to their students and supporting them at no profit to the WSP
  • Encouraging all people to learn and gain from the pleasure of pottery regardless of whether they are members of the organisation or not
  • Sharing our rooms with corporates and organisations for team building, often supplying our teaching staff
  • Encouraging disabled people to enjoy interaction with clay and with members eg: IHC,Canteen Kids
  • Working with cutting edge programmes such as “Integrated Art” where art studios around the Waikato are offered at cost to support peoples with disabilities in the creation of artworks
  • Offering classes to the public, both adults and children.  People do not have to be members to attend these classes although members do enjoy discounted fees.
  • WSP contracts with Otago Polytechnic to deliver the studio practice componenof the Otago Polytechnic Ceramics Diploma course. This is offered to students from Central North Island region and participants do not need to be members and frequently are not.









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