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 3 classes start the week of 27 July. A class schedule is posted on the "Classes" page . Term 3 classes will start the week of 19 Oct, class scheule will be posted early October.

August 12, 2015
Upcoming Events

Next WSP Committee meeting

August 19, 2015,1.30pm

Upcoming events and Exhibitions

(See "Activities" for details)

Dynamic Ceramics: The Furture of Ceramics in New Zealand

September 18 - 20

Cambridge Town Hall


in conjunction with:

The Ceramic Circle Exhibtion

Hautapu Hall, opp. Dairy Factory

September 19 - 20


October 10: WSP Open Day

November 7 - 8:
Chester Nealie workshop
run by Waiclay, held at WSP clubrooms

November 14 - 1 February 2016: Waiclay
National Ceramics Awards, Waikato Museum

November 20 - 6 January 2016: WSP 44th
Annual Exhibition, ArtsPost [Submissions
accepted 13th and 14th November]

Go to "Activities" to read about the AGM held on May 26.




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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