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Potters' Press 24 September 2021

A letter from the President | Studio access next week | Reminder: Wood firing | Final dates 2021...

September 23, 2021

Potters' Press 17 September 2021

There is still no Play With Clay but that doesn't mean we are closed on Saturday.Teresa has kindly volunteered to open on Saturday morning 10am-1pm for drop-offs, pick-ups and, if you have made an appointment, glazing. If the door is locked, just knock.In the afternoon, Yasmin is teaching students to make ceramic jewellery in our first workshop since the recent lockdown. Numbers are obviously smaller than usual as we have to ensure 2m distancing in line with the government guidelines....

September 17, 2021

A spring return to the studio: classes starting in Level 2

Classes resuming | The golden rules at Level 2 | Annual exhibition approaching fast...

September 10, 2021

Opening our studio at Level 2

Level 2 COVID-19 restrictions begin tomorrow. If you are a studio member or a student who has opted out of receiving our email updates, here is what you might have missed but need to know about what you can do in the studio this week (8th September 2021): Hi potters, We are working our socks off to get everything ready at the studio for Level 2 tomorrow and very much looking forward to welcoming people back in to the studio. There’s a lot of work to be done to prepare for classes starting up a...

September 7, 2021

Potters' Press 13 August 2021

Raku Club FiringWhen: Saturday 4th September 2021 9:30am - 1:00pmDavid is running another raku club firing. Come and get involved with handling glowy things and revel in the unpredictable excitement of this technique. This experience is open to WSP members only. There will also be an information session on 21 August which will be helpful for those who haven't been involved in raku before: suitable work, glazes etc. Find out more...Glazing 101 WorkshopWhen: 28 August, 2-5pmWith Yasmin. Learn...

August 13, 2021

Potters' Press 6 August 2021

Studio availability | Sponsors and awards announced for upcoming annual exhibition...

August 6, 2021

Potters' Press 30 July 2021

A word from the President | New website | 50th Annual Exhibition  | Studio business ...

July 30, 2021

Potters' Press - 23 June 2021

A salute to Noelle Schroder | Term 3 classes announced | Fiona Tunnicliffe visit  Kia ora potters,  I hope you are having a lovely week. The very talented Fiona Tunicliffe was in the studio today teaching our lucky diploma students her animal sculpting secrets. Stephen and I were feeling rather jealous as we sat next door doing office work. It’s been a productive week with Term 3 classes now online and open for booking. Thank you...

July 30, 2021

Potters' Press - 16 July 2021

Workshops | Kiln licence | Shelf clearance times |Kia ora potters,   It’s been another brilliant week in the studio. Mark Mitchell’s workshop was a treat last weekend. Those who attended his masterclass had a great time, learned a whole new way of mold-making than they had known before, as well as the secret to some of his breath-taking decorating techniques. If you attended, I would love to see what you made. Send a photo, if you have o...

July 30, 2021

Potters' Press - 2 July 2021

Pit firing | kiln maintenance | Nerikomi workshop | Wood firing | ClassesKia ora potters,  Here we are in July and what a cold start to the month it has been! The sun is shining and the days are lovely and crisp. It is quite a contrast to last weekend’s rain. Last Sunday I was privileged to be invited to join Diane’s (Thursday night) class as they prepared, buried, built and fired their work in a pit fire. It was so much fun&nb...

July 2, 2021

Potters' Press - 25 June 2021

Bookings open for Javier Murcia's sculpture workshop | New beginner classes | Learn to slip cast | Volunteers needed Kia ora potters,   How are you all? Can you believe we are already half-way through the year? The week began with the Winter Solstice, marking the slow turn away from the darkness of winter towards the longer days and more light. Term 2 is almost over – just one week to go – and then we are in to the mini-term holiday classes. While we still have quite a few cold day...

June 25, 2021

July mini-term classes now open for booking

Slip casting, handbuilding and throwing classes all available in these short 4-week classes. Our July mini-term classes are now open for booking. We have introductory wheel-throwing and handbuilding classes suitable for beginners, and a special treat of a slip casting class suitable for people with and without prior ceramics experience.  Check out what's on offer at a time to suit you......

June 22, 2021

Potters' Press - 18 June 2021

Studio business | Nerikomi coloured clay workshop with Lynda Wilson | Figure sculpture workshop with Javier Murcia Kia ora potters,   Here we are at the end of another week. If you aren’t heading to Fieldays tomorrow, there is Play With Clay is on in the morning. Thanks so much to Alex and Margaret who are volunteering. We have a few event announcements that have us leaping with excitement and we are recruiting for a ne...

June 18, 2021

Potters' Press - 11 June 2021

Play with Clay is running tomorrow with our awesome volunteers, Teresa and Linda, here to look after you. Sessions for the following week are below: Open Studio:  next week – Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 1-4pm and Thursday 10am-12.30pm Play with Clay: Tuesday 6-9pm, Wednesday 9.30am-12.30pm Payments by bank transfer – If you sometimes make payments by bank transfer, please remember to add a helpful reference so we know what the payment is for. For auditing purposes,...

June 11, 2021

Study for a Diploma

The Waikato Society of Potters alongside Otago Polytechnic deliver the New Zealand Diploma in Arts and Design - Ceramics programme at level 5 and 6. The program is 2 years full-time study or 4 years part-time study. The theory courses including glaze technology and art history delivered online and the practical part of the course delivered through the studio at WSP. The programme has an emphasis on exploration and experimentation. Find out more...

May 11, 2021

Potters Press - 1 April 2021

Studio Business Amazing Workshops | Throwing masterclass: Chris Weaver | Throwing troubleshooting: Ginny Lane Slip decoration: Sylvia Sinel | Slab-building mugs: Alex Wilkinson | Turning: Tess MayMini-term classes AGM 2021 – Accepting nomination...

April 1, 2021

Play with Clay

It can be daunting starting out with clay... Play with clay is for people who wish to explore their creativity in a less formal manner. The sessions are untutored but there are usually plenty of people around who can offer tips and guidance if needed.  Tuesdays, 6 pm - 9 pmWednesdays, 9.30 am -12:30 pm Saturdays, 10 am - 1 pm$6 members ($5 per session with $25 studio concession card), $10 non-membersFor more information contact info@waikatopotters.co.nz or phone 07 838 1950 Join i...

April 1, 2021

Amazing Workshops

Workshops are a wonderful way to hone your skills or learn that new technique that you have admired but never tried.Our workshops are usually held during weekends. We have a variety of workshops available each term, you do have to be quick as these sell out fast. Find upcoming workshops....

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