Check out the latest news at Waikato Society of Potters!


New committee, AGM draft minutes, studio updates + a survey

The team at WSP would like to extend heartfelt sympathy to Bev McKenzie for the passing of her husband, Wally. We will keep you and your whānau in our thoughts and wish you comfort and peace. We are so sorry for your loss, Bev.

New committee members

Thank you to everyone who came to the committee meeting on Tuesday evening. It was a lovely opportunity to get together and celebrate another year at the Waikato Society of Potters. 

We said goodbye to some outgoing committee member Roger Griffiths on the evening and want to say thank you to him for his service across the last year. A valued member of the committee, Roger will be missed but we wish him well in his future activities.

Therese May and Sarah Lee have returned in their respective roles as President and Treasurer, and Suzy Dunser has taken on the role of Secretary. Other returning committee members include Bronwyn Wright, and Yasmin Davis who have been joined by Lisa Talbot, Molly McIlhagga and Caroline Hamilton this year. We are thrilled to have you on board.

Minutes of the 2023 AGM

The draft minutes of the 2023 are available to read online: download the draft minutes...

Some studio business

A note about moving other people's work:

We realise that the shelves can sometimes get quite congested, particularly once classes get going. However, please do not move work that is not your own - ask one of the team to help if you can't find space. Please never stack work that is not your own, and never stack glazed pieces. The example below illustrates what happened when someone stacked work on the glaze shelf. The small vessels belonging to one artist have bonded to a dish made by another. This is disappointing for both artists involved as neither were responsible for the stacking.

The Phoenix, waiting to be filled

The Phoenix, waiting to be filled

This weekend at WSP:

  • The Phoenix wood fired kiln will be lit! The wood is neatly stacked; the shelves and props are prepped. The woodfiring  team will be here all weekend, hard at work. Fingers crossed for fine weather.

  • Play With Clay is on this Saturday morning 10am-1pm.

Ceramics NZ survey

Ceramics NZ are seeking input from potters, ceramic artists, clubs, associations and galleries as part of their review to set its strategic direction and programme of activity for the coming 5 years, If you would like to participate, please complete their online survey.


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