Remember under Covid-19 Framework ORANGE:
Entry with vaccine pass, scan and sign in, sanitise hands, wear a mask and keep at least a one metre social distance.
If you are sick, stay home.
The studio is closed:
Members need to be double-vaccinated against Covid-19 to be able to use the clubrooms from 8am Friday 3 December.
Vaccinated members need to show their Vaccine Pass – either as a hard copy or email an electronic copy to the club account, which will be verified and recorded on our database. These members will then receive a new door code.
Single-vaccinated and unvaccinated members will be able to drop-off work to be fired and collect clay or finished work, by arranging this through a committee member who will meet them outside. Single-vaccinated and unvaccinated members will not be able to work at the clubrooms.
In the event of a confirmed case of Covid-19 having been at the club within the previous 24 hours, all surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected as per Government guidelines.
Under the new traffic light system:
ORANGE (Bay of Plenty):
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 Lynda, Cat, Juliet or Millie to arrange a time.
The 60th National Exhibition of Ceramics NZ was held in Dunedin at Labour Weekend.
Kate Fitzharris was the winner of the Primo-pro Premier Award valued at $3000 at the 60th National Exhibition of the Ceramics Association of NZ with her work titled A Small plate made from Japanese Clays.
Another local ceramicist, Patrick Ferris, won the Nelson Pottery Supplies Emerging Artist Award ($500 worth of materials) for his piece Convergence.
Other award winners were Renate Galetzka (Imery’s Excellence Award of $1000 for Beaker to Bowl), Sung Hwan Bobby Park (Driving Creek Pottery Professional Development Award valued at $1000 for Figure 1), Teresa Peters (Pack and Send Merit Award of $750 for Artefacts), Karin Amdal (special mention for Vase Upside Down) and Galeen Morley (special mention for The Journey).
The exhibition ended on November 20, and the winner of the CCG People’s Choice Award of $250 worth of materials will be announced soon.
Awards night details: 3 December 2021 TBC
Exhibition at Te Uru: 4 December 2021 – 27 February 2022
Te Uru is delighted to announce the judge for the Portage Ceramic Awards 2021. For the second time in its 21 year history, a New Zealander will take this prestigious role: two-time Premier Award winner, Raewyn Atkinson, who will select finalists and winners.
Over the course of a 30-year practice Raewyn has received numerous other prestigious art awards, most recently the Juror’s Award at the Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2015 in South Korea. Her work was also included in the curated 2010 Ceramic Biennale and Korero: Conversations in Clay,Taiwan. Residencies and visiting artist experiences include the Shigaraki Ceramic Centre, Japan, the Canberra School of Arts, Australia, the University of Manoa, Hawaii, and the School of Art Practice at U.C. Berkeley, California. Perhaps the most influential residency, however, has been the Artist to Antarctica Fellowship awarded in 2000, which encouraged Atkinson to continue exploring the qualities of porcelain as an expressive medium.
Her solo project I Too Am in Paradise was recently shown at Objectspace and The Dowse Art Museum, and her work is held by many private and public, national and international collections, including Te Papa, NZ, the Los Angeles County Museum, USA, and the Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art, Japan.
The Open Ceramics Awards 2021 is a National Level Competition and has two categories:
All styles of work are predominantly made from ceramic materials.
This year’s Judge was well-known Auckland-based sculptress Carla Ruka, who draws on her ancestral heritage (Maori and European) to create large, detailed sculptures using her personally developed hand-building techniques. In the case of Auckland still being in lockdown and Carla unable to travel, the judging happened online via video with curator Hannah Mitchell.
The event and exhibition opened on Friday 26th November 2021, where the winners were announced.
Due to Covid restrictions, Waiclay has now been postponed until next year.
The Pot House is a new ceramics gallery and studios opening at The Incubator in the Historic Village.
The inaugural exhibition features our very own Dominique Ford with her show titled Precocious Vessels. Dominique has a background in graphic design and children’s book illustration.
The show opened on 30 November and runs until 17 December.
The Richard T. Nelson awards highlight the diversity of small-scale works and celebrate our unique culture and heritage through New Zealand sculpture.
Richard T. Nelson is an American art collector who has lived in Wellington for the past 25 years. Richard appreciates the elegance and grace of sculpture, and wishes to reward technique and true craftsmanship through the awards.
Applications for the 2022 awards closed on 30 November.
Up to 50 artworks will be selected as finalists and displayed at the New Zealand Art show in Wellington 2-4 June, 2022. All artworks will be for sale and judging takes place at the show.
For further details go to https://sculptureawards.nz/
If you are travelling east soon check out The New Beginnings Exhibition at Opotiki Arts, which is on 20 November to 11 December 2021.
Paintings, fibre, jewellery, woodwork, ceramics, sculpture…fabulous new works, including work by BPC member and raku queen Dorothy Armstrong’s Friday group.
For more information contact Opotiki Arts.