View from the street

Studio Closed

The studio is closed to BPC members: 

  • Wednesday, February 8, 530 -8.30pm. BPC Committee meeting.
  • Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-8.30pm. Wheel classes. Studio closed from 4pm for class preparation. Classes resume  Monday, February 13 and Wednesday, February 15, 2023.
  • Tuesdays, 5.30-8.30pm. Members’ club nights. New and older members all welcome. 
  • Thursdays, 6-8.30pm. Handbuild classes. Studio closed from 4pm for class preparation. Classes resume  February 9, 2023.

members club night

The club is trialling a members club night on Tuesdays, 5.30-8.30pm.


The aim is to get new and older members coming along so that if anyone needs help or has questions, there will be someone there to help.


Clay available

  • White stoneware with grog & without grog $32
  • White stoneware with grog & without grog $27
  • PW20 $37
  • Macs Mud white stoneware 20kg $62
  • Pot white $37
  • BRT $42
  • Terracotta $35
  • Raku
  • Sculptural
  • Paperclay

Please note prices are GST inclusive and are for non-members. Clay prices and stock varies depending on current availability and the prices listed are for the most popular clays.


To buy clay call into the club on a Tuesday or Thursday club day, otherwise contact one of the members listed below to arrange an alternative day/time.

Lynda: 021 803 704

Cat: 021 163 7540

Juliet: 0212711433

Colleen: 021435330

Jules: 0274166192

The Pot House

BPC members may be interested in a group show which could be themed such as an all mug show. 


There is a fee of $300 to exhibit in the space for a period of 3 weeks. This is to cover the rent and any exhibition installation costs. The Incubator takes a 15% commission on any sales for the duration of the exhibition.


If anyone is interested in a show in the Pothouse, complete the exhibition form: Exhibition Nitty Gritty | the-incubator (


For further details email the Gallery and Exhibition Coordinator, Kalou



portage Ceramics Awards 2022

Auckland Studio Potters: AiR1

Jaime jenkins

R T Nelson sculpture awards

The R T Nelson Sculpture Awards are valued at $20,000 with a premier prize of $15,000 rewarding creative talent and craftsmanship, and five highly commended prizes of $1000 each. A preliminary selection panel will select up to 50 finalists to be considered for the awards. The entry deadline is January 20, 2023. There is a limit of two artworks per entry and the cost is $30 for one artwork, and $60 for two. The judging takes place on May 31, 2023.


Hosted by the annual NZ Art Show in Wellington, all finalist artworks will be exhibited and must be available for purchase. The award winners will be announced on 1 June and the exhibition open to the public on 2 and 3 June.


Richard T. Nelson, who is an avid art collector and philanthropist, instigated the R T Nelson Sculpture Awards in 2021. His aim is to reward technique and true craftsmanship. Richard, who is originally from the USA, has lived in Wellington for the past 25 years.  


86 artworks by 65 artists were finalists in 2022, and the judge was contemporary oil painter, Lynne Sandri. Congratulations to Lissy and Rudi Robinson-Cole for winning the $15,000 Premier Award for their works artworks Harikoa – Aroā Nukunuku and Paki – He Taonga Tuku Iho, hand carvings embellished with crocheted neon NZ wool (pictured on the left).

To enter the awards click here

Clay + Ash + Water

This will be the first curated exhibition in New Zealand that focuses on the process and work from potters who use wood kilns as both the means of expression and a functional tool to fire their work.


The exhibition will show the diversity of work produced and also the variety of designs of wood fired kilns that potters throughout New Zealand have created.


This resourcefulness of potters has forged a distinct culture in the ceramic community that relishes the dance with fire and the unpredictable nature of this elemental practice. Featuring installations by Mike O’Donnell.


Te Timatanga hou… a new beginning
To sing in the face of adversity.


ArtsPost, Hamilton

27 January 2023 – 27 February 2023

Open daily 10am to 5pm

Free entry