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Call for Entries - 1 June 2018

UKU Clay Hawkes Bay is a new biennial National Ceramic Award to be held in the Hawkes Bay region. It will be a selected exhibition showcasing the best work from ceramic artists from around New Zealand.

Awards for 2018 will be announced soon.

UKU Clay 2018 will be held at the CAN Gallery, Napier from Saturday 27th October to Wednesday 21st November 2018.

We are delighted that ceramic artist John Parker has kindly agreed to be our first selector and exhibition designer for 2018.

Submissions are invited from emerging and established ceramic artists throughout New Zealand.

Key Dates

Call for Submissions is Now Open Entry $25.00 limited to one entry per artist.
Friday 31st August 2018   Closing date for entries.
Monday 8th October 2018   Finalists announced.
Monday 15th-Thursday 18th October 2018 Works to be received.
Saturday 27th October 2018  Opening at CAN Gallery Napier.
Sunday 28th October 10-11am Floor talk with John Parker.
28th October to 21st November 2018 Exhibition Dates.
Thursday 22nd November 2018  Collection of unsold local work.


Napier City Creative Communities NZ.
Hastings City Creative Communities NZ.
Primo Clays.
Tennyson Gallery.


Natham Crossan & Annette Bull
148 Ferry Road,
Hawkes Bay 4102
Phone: (06) 870 0842 or 027 222 8858

UKU Clay Entry Form.pdf
UKU Clay Conditions of Entry.pdf

This first conference under the new name Ceramics NZ will be held next year at Trentham Gardens, 10 Racecourse Rd, Trentham, Upper Hutt 

It will be held in tandem with the 59th National Exhibition which will be held at Expressions Whirinaki Arts and Entertainment Centre, 836 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt. 

The programme of events will include:
  • Pre- and post-conference master classes
  • Friday night 59th National Exhibition opening
  • Demonstrations by notable local and overseas potters and ceramic artists
  • Firings
  • Lectures or forums
  • Trade stalls
  • Self-selected show and tell exhibition for participants and demonstrators
  • Monday optional bus tour of local pottery studios and sites of interest to potters
  • Social festivities for everyone to mix and mingle
  • The AGM of the Ceramics NZ.
A special website has been set up to access the latest information on this event. It is

Here are the forms and information for this important event:

Conference Registration Form
Masterclass Registration Form
National Exhibition Entry Form
National Exhibition - Conditions of entry

The Rick Rudd Foundation invites entries for the $10,000 Emerging Practitioner in Clay Award

The Trustees of the Rick Rudd Foundation are pleased to announce the inaugural Emerging Practitioner in Clay Award.

$10,000 will be awarded to the entrant selected by the trustees, studio potter, Rick Rudd; ceramic artist and co-owner of Rayner Brothers Gallery, Paul Rayner and IT consultant and art collector with a focus on ceramics, Tom Seaman.

The Trustees would appreciate the attached information and entry form being passed on to anyone who may be interested.

For enquiries phone 06 348 5555 or email

Important Dates

  • Entries close 4pm, Saturday 30 June 2018
  • Finalists advised by Tuesday 31 July 2018
  • Last day for exhibition works to arrive at Quartz - 4pm, Wednesday 15 August 2018
  • Awards announced Monday 24 September 2018
  • Exhibition at Quartz from 25 September 2018 to 31 March 2019
More information about the competition
Conditions of entry
Entry Form

Ceramics Association of New Zealand

Registered as an incorporated society in 1965 by an enthusiastic group of potters in Wellington, New Zealand, Ceramics NZ has grown to become a significant international voice in New Zealand ceramics. The affiliation of about three dozen independent pottery clubs throughout New Zealand together with a number of corporate businesses greatly increases its effective membership. We are a national, not-for-profit organisation representing the interests of practising potters and ceramicists, students of ceramics and all those interested in New Zealand ceramics. We actively support and promote quality, and we encourage and support specialist ceramics education nationally.
Click here to Join Ceramics NZ.

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