COMMUNITY

Customised Programs

The  Waikato Society of Potters is very happy to work with you to customise a fun filled session for your social club, work group or community group - call OR email us to discuss: info@waikatopotters.co.nz

COMMUNITY

Community Involvement

  • Providing demonstrations at public libraries, art festivals and community events
  • Collaborating with community outreach organisations such as Scouts and Guides and Emerge Aotearoa, Oranga Tamariki, community groups....
  • Helping schools – encouraging teachers to offer clay experiences to their students and supporting them at no profit to the Waikato Society of Potters services
  • Encouraging all people to learn and enjoy the therapeutic properties of pottery and playing with clay
  • Developing experiences for corporate companies and organisations to enhance team building through clay
  • Encouraging people with disabilities to enjoy playing with clay and meeting new people in a supportive environment
  • Facilitating classes for all people from all walks of life. Everyone is welcome to attend classes, we offer a members discount on fees
  • Waikato Society of Potters works in conjunction with Otago Polytechnic to deliver the studio practice component of the Otago Polytechnic's Diploma in Ceramics. This is offered to students from Central North Island region.

Subsidised children's classes

Update: Subsidised classes are now full. If you are interested in future classes at Waikato Society of Potters please email info@waikatopotters.co.nz to enquire.

We have been lucky to secure funding to run two free classes in 2022 for children who do not currently have access to pottery education. A special thank you to Creative NZ Creative Communities Scheme for making this possible.

If your child faces one of the following barriers to learning pottery, they may qualify for a space in one of our classes.

  • The financial cost of attending pottery classes prevents them from enrolling in a class, or
  • They attend a school where pottery is not taught 

You were fantastic in the way you lead the group and didn’t bog us down in too much detail – obviously we aren’t professional potters but just enjoyed getting in the moment of making and creating.

We can’t wait to pick up all the treasures when they are ready.

- Odette | Norris Ward McKinnon -

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Come along and enjoy one of our fun filled sessions! Getting your hands dirty is FUN!

MOLDING SOUL INTO THE CLAY

- Unknown -

 

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