WPA building

Wellington Potters’ Association (WPA) caters for all levels of interest, experience and competence in pottery and ceramic arts.

We hold exhibitions at least once a year.

Ceramicus, the annual Wellington Potters Association exhibition, will take place from 16 November – 1 December 2018 at the NZ Academy of Fine Arts Galleries on Queens Wharf, in conjunction with Splash, the annual exhibition by Watercolour New Zealand. This year will be the club’s 60th exhibition.

We run classes, including Community Education Centre classes as well as classes for our members. Throughout the year we hold specialised weekend workshops with visiting overseas and local tutors.

Our calendar of activities is regularly updated.

We have good facilities in Thorndon.

The WPA is based at the Wellington Potters Centre on the edge of Wellington’s Green Belt in Thorndon. It is close to the central city with easy access by public transport. The WPA was incorporated in 1958 and is probably one of the oldest potters’ clubs in the country. Our members are predominantly Wellington based studio and hobby potters. We also have a significant number of country members who keep in touch with our activities through our monthly Newsletter.

The club also has an anagama kiln at Horokiwi on the hills overlooking Somes Island. This provides opportunities for local potters to undertake wood firing.