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The studio is open - welcome to 2022

Kia ora potters!

We are back! After a gloriously long break, we opened the studio doors again this morning and are ready for the year ahead!

Hopefully you also had a great holiday (or may even be still enjoying your time off) and are feeling excited to get your hands in clay again. We are looking forward to catching up with you all, hearing your holiday stories and, if you kept up you creative practice during the break, seeing what you made. The kilns are ready to be fired up so you are welcome to start bringing in your masterpieces.

Working bee

Do you have any time next weekend to help us to freshen up the studio?

We are holding a working bee on Sunday 23 January and would love some help from our members. There will be a variety of jobs - mainly cleaning books and moving the library, dusting, cleaning windows, painting and taking some things to the recycling centre. We will be here from 10am to 4pm. If you can spare a little time some time during that day, please get in touch with me (email or call 07 838 1950) and let me know if you are able to help out.

Term 1 pottery classes are selling out

We have a few weeks remaining until Term 1 classes begin. Many of our classes are fully-booked and have waiting lists, but a few still have some places remaining on the following classes:

  • Tuesday morning wheel throwing with Libby
  • Thursday evening handbuilding with Yasmin
  • Thursday afternoon wheel throwing and handbuilding with Brogan

More information and booking...

This week in the studio

This week, the studio will be open Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm.

There is Open Studio all week for members. Please book a spot in advance to avoid disappointment as we have limits on the numbers attending the studio at one time. There is no need to book a spot if you are simply dropping off some work for firing or picking up fired work.

Booking has changed a little in that we are not allocating spots depending on what you are doing (throwing, glazing, etc.) at this time.

There are no sessions on Tuesday evening or Saturday morning this week - we will endeavour to have these running next week.

* All visits to the studio require a vaccine pass, and children under 12 will only be able to attend the studio once they have had their vaccinations. While this is difficult for many, given that these only became available for children today, it is simply all we can do for the time-being.

** If you have not got a vaccine pass but wish to fire your work, please get in touch and we can arrange a time to drop it off. 

Waiclay events

Our friends at Waiclay are kicking the year off with some exciting events for ceramic artists.

Waiclay National Ceramic Awards and exhibition opening

Waiclay would like to invite our members to the opening of their exhibition on Friday 21 January at the Waikato Museum. The details (including for RSVP) are in the invitation below. Why not pop in on Friday to celebrate the Waiclay National Ceramic Awards. 

Walk and Talk with John Parker

On Saturday 22nd January from 10am - to midday with John Parker and hopefully Prue via Zoom - this is great for students to attend as often the exhibiting potter is there to speak to their work and also more information form John and Prue.

Gee Wizz Exhibition

Also on 22nd January the Gee Wizz Exhibition (an exhibition of the unselected work) at David Lloyd gallery, 78 Lake Crescent - Hamilton. This will open at 2pm - 4pm on Saturday the 22nd January and open again on Sunday 23rd of January from 11am to 4pm 


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