ABOUT

Strategic Plan

Our Vision
A vibrant inclusive community for clay

Mission
To create opportunities for everyone to experience clay and be involved with a wider network of clay creators

Values
  1. Commitment - to wider community
  2. Creativity - support the process of exploration with clay
  3. Inclusivity - of everyone
  4. Respect - everyone
  5. Sharing - a commitment to giving
  6. 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 -

MEET THE COMMITTEE

Committee Members 2021 | 2022

Back: Wendy Ball - President | Tim Edwards | Sarah Lee - Treasurer | Emma Meyers
Middle: Medina Jackson (resigned) | Tess May | Teresa Gibbison | Yasmin Davis | Jenni Taris (resigned)
 Front: Sanet Jooste - Vice-president and Secretary

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.


STUDIO HOURS

10am-4pm Monday to Friday. 

Studio Assistant, Stephen, is on site Monday - Friday
The Manager, Sarah, is on site Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
Artists-in-Residents are on site Monday - Friday and can help with any enquiries
Volunteer members run the studio on Saturday mornings.

 

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