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New beginner classes, a raku firing and exhibitions

Glaze update

A couple of weeks ago, we let you know that we are trialing a new clear glaze recipe. Some crazing has been spotted on pieces made with Macs Mud Classic White. If you have experienced crazing with any other clay body please let us know. We will continue to try to fix any glaze issues so feedback is welcomed. 

New Classes

If you missed out on a beginner pottery class this term, there are now two more short classes beginning soon:

Friday Introduction to Pottery with David Kenny - 4 weeks beginning 17th March
Sunday Wheel Throwing Taster with Sarah Steed - 4 weeks beginning 19th March

Raku firing scheduled

Image of a man wearing white overalls and a mask with full-face visor. He is also wearing thick gloves and holding tongs. He is standing in front of two large drums, with flames rising out of one. It is evening time and dark. A person is visible in the background wearing gloves, an apron and a face mask

David will be running a raku firing on Tuesday 21st March 6-9pm. This one is during a Tuesday evening Play with Clay session and both members and non-members are welcome. For those unfamiliar with raku firing, there are some considerations for both clay (high fire), construction and glazes. More information is available on the booking page, or just flick us an email with any queries. 


Making friends - closing on Sunday

This weekend is the last opportunity to see Sarah Lee's exhibition at the Wallace Gallery in Morrinsville.

image of Clay + Ash exhibition poster. The background has flames and some clay texture. In the foreground some information about the exhibition reads: Clay + Ash+ Water. An exhibition of makers and their wood kilns. Waikato Museum - ArtsPost, 120 Victoria Street, Hamilton. No open until 10 April, Includes new work.

Clay + Ash + Water - exhibition extended

This exhibition has been extended until 10 April. New work has been added since the exhibition launch. A booklet that includes statements from each potter to provide insight into their kiln and potting practice is also now available at ArtsPost for $15 (or via Janet Smith

Stories in the Landscape

Stories in the Landscape 2022 is currently running at The Sculpture Park at Waitakaruru Arboretum (until 26th February 2023) and features some well known ceramic artists. There is also an opportunity for ceramic artists ceramic artists to sell work through the shop at the park. To enquire, contact


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