Classes + workshops | Studio maintenance | Volunteering | Welcoming Communities Expo | Holiday timetable | Exhibitions
Classes and workshops
Javier Murcia - Head and face studies sculpture - 1st & 2nd July (still some spaces)
Javier Murcia - Simplified Figure sculpture - 8th & 9th July (still some spaces)
David Kenny - Kiln workshop - 22nd July (Sold out, waitlist available)
Term 3 Classes begin on 24 July - more information and booking online now.
We are going to use some of the term holiday period to carry out some maintenance, including work on the floor of the mezzanine. The floor upstairs needs to be sealed so there will be a high level of fumes for a few days. This means we will have to close the studio during that time. Apologies for the inconvenience. Please refer to the holiday timetable below for more details.
Our clay community are so wonderful. The club is both a charity and an incorporated society, running on a shoestring with the help of our amazing volunteers who fill our hearts with gratitude.
Recently, we have had a team of volunteer wood firers working on a project to glaze and fire a vast amount of bisqueware in our collection. The results are spectacular and if you would like to see some of the works, a lot are on display in the kitchen cabinets. Deep gratitude goes out to Janet Smith, Ginny Lane, Clare Wimmer, Yasmin Davies, Barry O'Brien and Julie Burwell for their heroic work.
Most of our club gas kiln firings are also done by volunteers. Burns Macaskill and Craig Stephen have volunteered their time to fire the last two loads of member work. The photo above shows Burns discussing some of his own glaze results with Craig and resident artist Emma Meyers.
We have had 3 sessions with school groups from Te Aroha this week. It's been joyous witnessing the creative freedom of young minds but it was franticly busy and we are indebted to Meg Wilshier and Emma Meyers for helping Sarah Lee with the sessions.
Volunteers for the Welcoming Communities Expo
We have booked a stall at the Welcoming Communities Expo and would love a few volunteers to help us on the stall for a few hours on 8 July.
The expo is designed for new migrants, refugees, international students, and their families. It will connect them with services and community groups in Hamilton Kirikiriroa to help them settle, and enjoy life, work, study and play in their new city. We would like to bring a little clay joy to the day and let them know they are welcome at our club. If you can give a few hours to demonstrate and help people to have a go with clay, please contact Sarah.
With a few workshops and some studio maintenance coming up, we have some changes to the usual schedule. The latest timetable is below. As we will have to miss a few Saturday PWC sessions due to workshops, and some other PWC and Open Studio sessions due to maintenance closures, we are adding a few extra sessions (see some of the Thursday evening sessions below).
Otago Art Society 147th Annual Exhibition Opening Night & Awards Presentation
6:00pm Friday, 30th June 2023
Otago Art Society, First Floor, Dunedin Railway Station, 22 Anzac Avenue, Dunedin.
Clear as Mud 2023
Clear As Mud! will be held at the Waihi Art Centre & Museum, 20-23 October 20th.
Submissions are invited from emerging and established ceramic artists: https://waikatosocietyofpotters.rocketspark.co.nz/site_files/27994/upload_files/CAM2023EntryForm.docx?dl=1
All levels of potters will be included from novice to professional.
Waiclay 2023 National Ceramic Exhibition
Waiclay has announced the opening of entries their 2023 National Ceramic Exhibition as well as a 3-day workshop with Greg Daly.
Entries close 18th August, Exhibition 3rd November - 15th January.