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Potters' Press 8 July 2022

Potters' Press 8 July 2022

PWC sessions  |  Prep for renovations  |  YWCA Craft Market  |  Project Ruru

Some beauties on the club glaze shelves

Some beauties on the club glaze shelves

Studio business

The last Term 2 class is about to begin with the Friday night Introduction to Pottery students firing up the raku kiln. Never mind the rain, they will have fun regardless!

  • If you have any class work left on the shelves, please make sure to come in to collect it by 16 July. Anything left on class shelves will be thrown after that to clear the space for Term 3 students.
  • Please also clear works in progress and work from the wet cupboards by 16 July as again, these will be cleared during the studio closure period in time for reopening for Term 3.
  • The threads on the extruders seem to be worn to the point that they need replacing, particularly the dark clay extruder. We hope to have this fixed in the next couple of weeks. Lyle is collecting them late next week.
  • We are still waiting for the gas monitor and have requested an update on the eta. We will keep you posted.

Play With Clay and Open Studio

Please check for changes before coming in as there are a few events causing changes to studio access next week:

Open Studio
Tuesday 12 July -  10am-4pm
Wednesday 13 July - 10am-4pm
Thursday 14 July - 10am-4pm

Play With Clay:
Saturday 9 July - 10am-1pm
Tuesday 12 July evening - cancelled
Wednesday 13 July - 9.30am-12.30pm and 6-9pm 

Coming up

Saturday 16 July:
Sunday 17 July:

18-29 July:
Studio closed for bathroom renovation

Saturday 6 August:
  • Mold Making/Slip Casting workshop with Tim Grocott (sold out)
Saturday 13/ Sunday 14 August:
  • Lidded vessels workshop with Duncan Shearer - book now...

Young Women's Craft Market

WSP makers, this market might be of interest to you.

YWCA of Hamilton is looking for young women who are local to the Waikato who would like a staff at their upcoming market on Saturday 13 August, 11am-2pm. There are a limited number of stalls which will be free of charge.

Stalls spaces are 160 x 110cm. Apply for a stall space or contact for more information.

Project Ruru at The Sculpture Park

artwork by Jo Richards

artwork by Jo Richards

Opening 9/10th July at Waitakaruru Arboretum

Project Ruru takes flight. Fifteen artists have sculpted their interpretation of ruru in diverse designs and materials. They have started to land here at the park. These sculptures are integral to ‘Find the Roosting Ruru’ which becomes another adventure within the park.   
This project is an opportunity to draw attention to this native bird and measures needed to protect it.  The morepork is our only native owl. We want them to survive and thrive. Its distinctive call is heard at night. It is a silent nocturnal hunter that thrives in forests where it feeds on insects, mice and other small creatures. 
Ruru breed within the park.  Sometimes visitors spot ruru asleep on high branches during the daytime here. The park is located along the Waitakaruru Stream (Waitakaruru is Te Reo for owl by the water) so these little birds hold a special place in our hearts.
The park is joining forces with Wingspan and Mitre10 to recognise and provide for New Zealand’s ruru population. With their help, WINTEC students have made 20 nesting boxes that will be used to protect birds throughout the Waikato.
For a fun filled weekend of ruru activities, book your tickets ($15/person) now for the opening celebration or come along during the July school holidays. 


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