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Potters' Press and the week ahead

Term 4 classes |  Holiday season planning  |  Workplace Christmas bookings  |  Studio business  

two ceramic pumpkins

Sandra Lin's pumpkins

We are trialing something different with our news posts: posting at the start of the week instead of on Fridays.

This is in response to a few requests from members who have said they would find it helpful to have the weekly studio information available when they are planning the week ahead rather than when they are finishing a long week. Any last minute changes that develop during the week will be communicated as the week progresses through our social media accounts.

Of course, we also love feedback so if you find this doesn't work well for you, please let Sarah know (

Term 4 classes

Term 4 classes go live today at noon. Book in as usual via our Eventspronto page.

There is only one change to the classes since Term 3. Next term Yasmin will be teaching a beginner surface decorating class on Thursday mornings that will focus primarily on monoprinting and lino cut/printing techniques.

8 week Wheel throwing classes 

  • Monday morning with Sarah 
  • Monday evening with Nicolette 
  • Tuesday morning with Libby
  • Wednesday evening with Libby

8 week Handbuilding class

  • Thursday evening with Larry

4 week classes (introductory)

  • Friday evening intro to pottery with David
  • Sunday morning wheel throwing taster with Sarah

Decoration class

  • Thursday morning beginner surface decoration with Yasmin

Find out more or book

A Christmas market and other festive season plans

Now that we have entered the final quarter of the calendar year, we are beginning to think about the holiday season. We are working on some fun pre-Christmas workshops and will set a date for the Christmas party soon.

We are thinking of hosting a makers' market for our members in the run up to the holidays. To avoid clashing with Saturday activities and other markets, we are considering a Tuesday evening slot to capture people finishing work and school. If enough of our members are keen to have a free stall we will go ahead with this so feedback at this point is helpful. If you want to sell some work, please complete the poll below.

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The Christmas party plans are also in motion and we are working on fixing the damage to the wood kiln so we can run a club firing for all our members as part of the festivities.

Keep an eye out in the coming weeks for those important dates that will also include the final drop-off dates for firing. 

Workplace Christmas parties

We have kept some space in the calendar in Term 4 for workplace Christmas dos and other workshop bookings. Thursday afternoons have mainly been allocated to these events and are beginning to book up but there are also some weekend slots. If your workplace is keen to hold a pottery Christmas do, get in touch with Larry or Lara at

Studio business this week

Play with Clay

As usual on Tuesday evening 6-9pm, Wednesday morning 9.30am-12.30pm and Saturday morning 10am-1pm. Note that Yasmin is away at Nelson Pottery Week so will not be here to support PWC this Wednesday.

Open Studio

Monday 1-4pm, Tuesday 10am-1pm and 1-4pm, Wednesday 1-4pm, Thursday 10am-1pm and 1-4pm, Friday 10am-1pm and 1-4pm


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