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End of year wrap up

Xmas party

The Christmas party on Tuesday night was fab, and we had lots of members and friends in attendance, which made for an exciting “Stealing Secret Santa” event. A number of very popular pressies got stolen multiple times (including a kiwi (like the one above) made by Margaret Raine. Thanks to everyone who came to celebrate, share a kai and acknowledge the contribution of our volunteers, committee, staff, tutors and membership. It was a great evening.

Last day of 2023

Friday 22nd December (tomorrow!)
9.30am till 4pm - Studio Working Bee

You can still pop in for pick-ups and drop-offs, but there is no capacity for working on pottery projects.

Studio schedule for week 1, 2024

The studio re-opens on Monday 15th January

Monday 15th
9.30am-4pm – Open Studio

Tuesday 16th
9.30am-4.30pm – Open Studio
6pm-9pm – Play with Clay

Wednesday 17th
9.30am-12.30pm – Play with Clay
1pm-4pm – Open Studio

Thursday 18th
9.30am-4pm – Open Studio

Friday 19th
9.30am-4pm – Open Studio

Saturday 20th
10am – 1pm – Play with Clay

Term 1 classes start on the 5th of February

Lost and found

We have a number of items in our lost and found at the moment, from drink bottles to clothing to jewellery to pottery tools. If you’re missing anything get in touch and describe your item and we’ll see if we’re holding onto it.

Bisque & greenware dump

A reminder that we still have lots of bisque pieces here that people haven’t collected from a few months ago. They will be disposed of on Friday, so if you think you are missing something, please come and take a look.

Some people have expressed an interest in giving a koha and taking some pieces to re-purpose for glaze testing or clean fill etc. This certainly seems a better idea than throwing it away, so if that’s something you’d like to do, feel free to come and have a rummage this Friday afternoon.

We also have a number of pieces on the greenware shelves and in the wet cupboards, including large sculptures from various workshops that will be cleared out and put into our clay recycling system on Friday (tomorrow!). Please come and collect the pieces you want to keep!

Farewell (ish) to Larissa

Larissa will be leaving her role as Assistant Manager as of the end of this week. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank her for her incredible contribution to the Society and wish her all the best in her future adventures. Luckily for us, Larissa is intending to keep her Artist in Residence position, so we hope to still see her in the studio!

See you next year!

Meri Kirihimete me te Hape Nū Ia!

Stay safe and travel well, friends.


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