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Congratulating Larissa, Term 2 next week, kids class + a kiln for sale

Thank you for a great Open Day

A message from  WSP President, Tess May

What a great day out for whanau to experience creating with clay at the Society’s inaugural Open Day held on Saturday 15th of April.

The kaupapa of the day is to give the wider community experience with clay with the view to inspire them and the next generation about creating with clay. I think the adults were more excited than the young ones, expressing that they have always wanted to try working with clay but hadn’t taken the opportunity until now.

The workshop was buzzing with a lot of first timers. The wheels were humming. Plenty of sharing happening at the hand building and tile painting tables. The young ones had a great time at the squish an’ squash table as well as taking a chance with a lucky dip prize. The raku firing was another success. This was an exciting learning experience with fire and many retuned home with a glazed creation.

A fantastic response by members, staff and artists in residence who volunteered to instruct, sell tickets, conduct a Raku firing, offer baking to sell, items for raffles and to set up. Awesome team effort.

A big thank you to the committee who organised the events. The committee is a great bunch of people who give their time regularly to move the society forward. We are small in number and need more members to join to support the society future direction. Please contact us at

Congratulations Larry!

A smiling young wahine sits at a desk gesturing thumbs up with both hands

If you have been in the studio in the last 14 months, you've probably had the pleasure of meeting Larissa (Larry). Since Larry began as a studio assistant, she has proven to be a reliable team member who is aligned with our community spirit and committed to the aims of the society. From Day 1, Larry hit the ground running, full of ideas, showing great initiative - always with the club's interests at heart - and happy to accept more responsibility. In recognition of the many strengths she brings to the club, Larry has been promoted to a co-managing role. In her new leadership role, Larry will be responsible for the coordination of many of the kiln room and studio activities, as well as co-managing the team with me, Sarah. Congratulations Larry, and thanks for being such a super team mate!

Term 2 classes and something for children

Term 2 begins next Monday so that means Open Studio times return to Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons, and some Fridays (next Friday will be Open Studio all day). Play with Clay is on tomorrow morning, Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning next week too.

We still have some places left in some classes so if you are keen to join in the fun, have a look online at what's available:

We have a 4 week children's class beginning after school on Monday 15th May. Emma Meyers, an artist in residence at WSP will be the tutor

A gas kiln for sale

Posting on behalf of the seller.

I have a kiln for sale (located in Hamilton). Its a Cotter Kiln manufactured by Ceramic Services Ltd, downdraft, 20 cubic ft, double stack shelves (8 shelves included), currently set for natural gas but can be converted to LPG. The kiln has been in storage and is in good order.

Enquiries: Sue Judd 021 277 1314 

Residency at Wellington Potter's Assoc

Wellington Potters Association are pleased to be putting a call out for proposals for our Potter in Residence Programme for 2023.

More info and an application form can be found on our website:


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