A vibrant inclusive community for clay
To create opportunities for everyone to experience clay and be involved with a wider network of clay creators
- Commitment - to wider community
- Creativity - support the process of exploration with clay
- Inclusivity - of everyone
- Respect - everyone
- Sharing - a commitment to giving
- Visionary - to move forward courageously
Waikato’s Pottery Community Hub
Waikato Society of Potters is the Waikato’s pottery community hub. We welcome people from all walks of life, from all over the world. Nau mai, haere mai.
We facilitate learning pottery through a range of techniques and classes to suit all abilities. Visit our classes page to learn more. The societies activities range from, supporting the Waikato Pottery community through classes, pottery advice, Kilns for firing, trips to visit potter’s studios, Raku and Wood firings, workshops, exhibitions, open days and more.
We can cater for people with all learning abilities and aim to make our studios as accessible as possible. We recently purchased a table top wheel, for those finding 'riding' the potters wheels difficult.
Waikato Society of Potters is a member-based society; to learn more about the benefits of being a member visit the Membership page.
Be sure to visit and like our Facebook page for postings of interest: Waikato Society of Potters
ART IS NOT WHAT YOU SEE, BUT WHAT YOU MAKE OTHERS SEE
- Edgar Degas -
OUR GOALS & ASPIRATIONS
We shall not be for pecuniary gain, but to:
- Encourage and foster learning pottery by people of all ages and abilities in order to promote a healthy community, including mental and physical rehabilitation;
- Promote pottery and the various techniques of clay work to the wider community;
- Hold exhibitions in order to promote the benefits of clay work to the wider community;
- Support the Waikato pottery community by promoting activities with other bodies and individuals affiliated with pottery in the community;
- Facilitate lectures, classes, workshops and community events connected with clay work that are accessible to all;
- Advance education by sharing resources, tutors and facilities with other organisations and schools;
- Provide spaces and opportunities for artists and potters to develop their skills and art form.