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Wellington Potters' Association
130 Grant Road
P O Box 850
Telephone: 04 473 3680 

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The Wellington Potters' Association (WPA) caters for all levels of interest, experience and competence. 

The WPA is based at the Wellington Potters Centre on the edge of Wellington's Green Belt in Thorndon, close to the central city with easy access by public transport. For the historically minded the WPA was incorporated in 1958 and is therefore probably one of the oldest such potters club in the country. Its members are predominantly Wellington based studio and hobby potters but with a significant number of country members who keep in touch with our activities through our monthly Newsletter.

We hold exhibitions at least once a year. Throughout the year we hold specialised weekend workshops with visiting overseas and local tutors.

The club also has an anagama kiln at Horokiwi on the hills overlooking Somes Island that provides opportunities for local potters to undertake wood firing.
Wellington Potters Centre
Wellington Potters Association - New Website

Wellington Potters now have a new website which will carry all of the latest news and happenings.

The URL is

Alan Ross is recording the story of WPA’s Te Haunui anagama kiln chapter by chapter. You can follow this story in the Features section of this website.

What the Centre Has To Offer
  • Excellent, secure and readily accessible facilities with good parking
  • 24 hour access
  • Kilns (4 electric).
  • Wheels (12 electric and kick wheels).
  • Extensive library professionally maintained.
  • A collection of work by many internationally recognised potters
  • Spacious work areas.
  • Evening and weekend classes catering for different levels of competency.
  • Workshops and demonstrations.
  • Technical advice from experienced members.
  • Visiting potters.
  • Annual exhibitions.
  • Talks/films/videos/slide evenings.
  • Clay available for purchase.
  • Use of club glazes.
  • Social activity.
  • Informative Newsletter.
  • Club days/evenings

You can read our monthly newsletter by clicking the link at the top of this page.

If you wish to sample what we have to offer or are visiting Wellington send us an email or give us a call.

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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.
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